Microsoft SharePoint is one of the best tools to manage company data. However, finding an expert SharePoint consultant can be a difficult and time-consuming task. Here are a few things to look for when searching for a qualified SharePoint consulting and development partner.
What to look for – A good SharePoint Consulting Firm is a company that has experience, can mix out of the box capabilities with customization and understands how to organize data.
Let’s look at each of these in detail.
Going beyond out of the Box Capabilities – Sometimes SharePoint consultants need to use out of the box capabilities and sometimes they need to customize SharePoint so it works the way you want it. If you are looking for customization and the consultant can only do out of the box configuration you are going to be unsatisfied. Also, if a SharePoint consultant only tries to push customization when you just need something simple, they are not the right fit.
Always ask, do you just configure out of the box or do you customize SharePoint?
Experience – You don’t want a company that doesn’t have any experience. If your consultant cannot show that they have good marks, then you might need to look elsewhere. Depending on what kind of solution you want, you may want to find a SharePoint consultant that has worked with trusted brands. For example, HingePoint has worked with brands like Marriott, Verizon, Presidio, and IHG.
Always ask, what brands the SharePoint Consultant has worked with.
Understand data – Let’s face it… if you are using SharePoint you most likely want to manage all the information in your company. SharePoint is a great document management system. Without it, your documents are probably unorganized and difficult to find. If the SharePoint consultant does not know how to make a hierarchy of data, you might not have the right fit.
Always ask, are you going to help me manage my data, or at least organize it?
Hiring a SharePoint consulting firm can be an investment that provides a positive ROI almost immediately. If you are in the process of finding the right consultant we would love to hear what you are looking to accomplish! Feel free to start a live chat with our solution consultant or give us a call to get started today.
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