Office365 TuneUp Transform Office 365 from adhoc point solutions to an integrated buainess platform that can support your company now and in the future.

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What is an Office365 TuneUp?

Our Office365 Tune-Up is a focused, short-duration, fixed-price project that will result in a well-structured, expandable, secure foundation for your business in just a few weeks. It's a combination of consulting, discovery, architecture, configuration, implementation, training and support. And it's based on our proven SmartPortal Architecture™.

In addition, at the end of the project, we'll have learned a lot about your business and you'll have a trusted business partner who can work with you and provide experience and guidance as you expand your use of Office 365.

Here's what an Office365 Tune-Up can do for your business:

  • Create a unified vision of how you use your 0ffice365 environment. Get your entire management team on the same page so you can leverage SharePoint across the company without creating information silos.
  • Create a company-wide intranet that includes individual sites for each of your major departments. Share announcements, company news, company calendar, standard document templates, upcoming events. Includes department site template.
  • Create a company-wide extranet that can contain individual sites for each of your clients and partners. Includes site template for creating new client or partner portal.
  • Configure search to make it simpler and easier for people to find the information they need to do their work, while also ensuring that people will only see search results for things that they have access to.
  • A separate area for project collaboration.Enable your staff, and optionally clients, and partners to securely share project information and keep all project artifacts in one secure, password-protected, web-accessible place. Includes project site template.
  • Standardize your approach to managing and organizing business documents such as proposals, contracts, project deliverables, etc. Define metadata for each type so you can find them faster and set up rules for how they are kept.
  • Improve the security of your business information with role-based access to documents and lists.
  • Enable your remote and onsite team members to communicate more easily in real time using a combination of social features, instant messaging, and screen sharing.
  • Enable your people to work with information in your intranet with mobile devices like tablets and smartphones.
  • Put an end to adhoc and laissez-faire usage patterns that create chaos and limit the benefits you get from Office 365.
  • Establish a trusted partner relationship with FTG for ongoing support, brainstorming, and future enhancements or additions to your SharePoint environment.

The structured process we developed enables us to quickly and efficiently elicit the information we need from your management team and in conjunction with our SmartPortal Architecture™ enables us to flesh out your new environment according to your unique business structure, priorities, and goals. Please see "How It Works" at the bottom of the page for a more info on the process we use.

Please Note: Not all SmartPortal Architecture™ components are included in all of the various SharePoint Tune-Up plans. For details on what's included in each one, please see pricing tables below.

Structuring Office 365 for Maximum Benefit

Of all the products in the Office 365 suite, SharePoint is best at unifying the other components into an integrated and structured environment that's specifically designed to support your business.

A unifying SharePoint architecture can change your Office 365 environment from a random collection of disconnected point solutions into a unified, company-wide, integrated business platform. With our SmartPortal Architecture™, we can quickly build the unifying SharePoint foundation you need to more fully benefit from the investment you're already making in Office 365.

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Typical After

SmartPortal Architecture Diagram
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How It Works Here's a high-level summary of the process in an Office365 TuneUp.

Kickoff (1d)

The kickoff phase is about getting started on the right foot and creating a shared vision. Involving all key stakeholders increases buy-in and helps ensure successful user adoption.

Discovery (2-4d)

The discovery phase is designed to get a quick snapshot of your business: its operations, key business drivers, short-term challenges, and long-term goals to guide our overall SharePoint architecture.

Design (2-4d)

The technical design is based on FTG's collaboration architecture and on information collected in the discovery step:

Build (4-8d)

The build phase is where things start taking shape. We're building out what was designed in the last phase.

Training (1-3d)

We provide a combination of documentation and short custom training videos so people can watch them when it's most convenient.

Support

Each FTG client get their own pasword-protected portal that we use to keep all client and project information at both of our fingertips.

Please click or swipe above to see other phases.

Fixed-Price Project Fees

Our straightforward, fixed-price fees, clearly defined outcomes, and proven process reduces risk and ensures predictable, quality results.

$8,900

10-15 Days Complete
Basic

Features & Deliverables

Kickoff
  • FTG-Hosted Project Portal.
  • FTG-Hosted Online KickOff Meeting.
Discovery
  • Management Surveys & Interviews (3 max).
  • Current Unstructured Info Summary.
  • Current Business Systems Summary.
  • Current Site Inventory Report (if applicable).
Design/Build
  • FTG SmartPortal Architecture™.
  • New Top-Level Site Collection.
  • Basic Branding (Your Logo and Colors).
  • Top-Level Site Navigation
  • Content Types and Metadata (3 max).
  • Department Site Template (1).
  • Department Sites (4 max).
  • Project Site Template (1).
  • SharePoint Security Groups
Training
  • New Environment Overview Doc.
  • One-Hour Online Training Session for Managers.
  • 10-15 Minute Overview Video for Users.
Support
  • Ongoing Password-Protected Client Portal.
  • 30 Days of Next-Day Response Post-implementation Support.
  • Optional, custom ongoing support packages available.
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$18,900

20-25 Days Complete
Ultimate

Features & Deliverables

Kickoff
  • FTG-Hosted Project Portal.
  • FTG-Hosted Online KickOff Meeting.
Discovery
  • Management Surveys & Interviews (10 max).
  • Current Unstructured Info Summary.
  • Current Business Systems Summary.
  • Current Site Inventory Report.
Design/Build
  • FTG SmartPortal Architecture™.
  • New Top-Level Site Collection.
  • Basic Branding (Your Logo and Colors).
  • Top-Level Site Navigation
  • Content Types and Metadata (7 max).
  • Intranet Site (1).
  • Department Site Template (1).
  • Department Sites (10 max).
  • Project Site Template (1).
  • Client Portal (1).
  • Client Site Template (1).
  • Partner Portal (1).
  • Partner Site Template (1).
  • Initial Managed Metadata.
  • Yammer Groups (10 max).
  • SharePoint Security Groups
  • Custom Search Content Sources (4).
  • Enable Document ID Service.
  • Enable In-Place Records Management.
  • Enable Site, Library, and Folder-Based Retention.
Training
  • New Environment Overview Doc.
  • One-Hour Online Training Session for Managers.
  • 10-15 Minute Overview Video (Basic Features).
  • 10-15 Minute Overview Video (Premium Features).
  • 10-15 Minute Overview Video (Ultimate Features).
Support
  • Ongoing Password-Protected Client Portal.
  • 30 Days of Next-Day Response Post-implementation Support.
  • Optional, custom ongoing support packages available.
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