FTG has helped small, medium, and large companies across the US
with our business-centered, integrated approach to using SharePoint and Office 365.
Lately we're focused on productizing our SmartPortal Architecture™ and consulting
methodology so we can help more SMB's make better use of Office 365 and improve business performance.
Clients often tell us that our real-world business
experience separates us from other "technology-first" SharePoint shops and we
discovered 3 important ways that our business IT background helps our clients:
Business Perspective ... Our cross-functional business perspective helps us identify and bridge departmental gaps or
information siloes in key business processes. This is especially important for things like business process automation
and workflow, business intelligence and executive dashboards, intranet and extranet architecture, and collaborative
project workspaces that enable distributed teams (e.g. staff and partners responding to proposals or working together on a project).
Technology Experience ... Our cross-domain technology experience helps companies that have their own IT people, and enables us
to more effectively communicate and collaborate with them, whether for division of labor on the project, to leverage
existing capabilities, or to train your IT staff in the "care and feeding" of the solution after implementation.
Holistic Approach ... Our holistic approach to solution design enables us to build SharePoint solutions that are simultaneously
simpler, less expensive, quicker to implement, and readily adopted by users. By holistic we mean that we include your current technical context
and organizational culture in the "design mix" so we can move your people forward with specific short-term achievable goals then build incremental
functionality on that foundation of good will, trust, and shared success.
FTG has done a wide range of SharePoint projects for a variety of business types and sizes. We've worked on new implementations,
branding projects, upgrades, governance, business intelligence, enterprise social, forms based workflow, document management,
and custom development projects. Clients include software companies, financial services, insurance, real estate, high-tech manufacturing,
professional services, non-profits and philanthropic organizations.
We eat our own dogfood ... as they say, meaning that we also use Office 365 to run our business. And we run on our SmartPortal Architecture.
We provide each client with
their own portal for general communications, service requests, contracts, invoices, and other company-level information. In addition, we set up
separate project workspaces for each project that we do for you. That way we can keep all project artifacts, deliverables, contact lists, calendars,
tasks, issues, etc. in context when we (either FTG or our client) need to refer back to it later. It also is invaluable for our managed services clients.
We make extensive use of remote meetings and screen sharing and have been very successful in working with companies across the US
using a combination of our project methodology, our client and project portals, and remote meetings with screen sharing.