Key Benefits at a Glance
The smooth, successful migration from an unsupported out-dated document management repository to a stable technical environment built on SharePoint 2007
A seamless migration that negated the need to invest in building a totally new solution from the ground up
A flexible migration that enabled the organisation to leap frog several versions of SharePoint saving time, money and effort
- A non-disruptive migration that had no impact on the end user or the critical day-to-day operations of the organisation
- A knowledge sharing migration which enabled the Enterprise Ireland team to learn and leverage the SharePoint expertise within Storm to build out its own skill set
- A solid, technical partnership with an organisation that is professional and quick to resolve issues.
“We were faced with a complex technical challenge – migrating from SharePoint 2001 directly to 2007 while ensuring seamless integration with our custom built CRM system. To get there we needed a partner with a deep understanding of SharePoint. We found it in Storm Technology –specialists with great technical skills and an extensive knowledge of the intricacies of how SharePoint works”.
Pat Moriarty, Enterprise Ireland
Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish businesses in worldwide markets. The agency has a network of 9 regional and over 30 international offices focused on helping thousands of Irish companies achieve business success in world markets.
Fundamental to the smooth running of day-to-day operations within Enterprise Ireland is the organisation’s custom built customer relationship management (CRM) solution. The solution - used by all employees in all locations - is the “hub” from which client interactions are managed and recorded. A core component of the system is its underlying document management repository – built and designed using Microsoft SharePoint 2001. The repository houses all documents, files and records relating to clients and their engagement with Enterprise Ireland.
The challenge faced by the Enterprise Ireland IT team was that SharePoint 2001 - on which the document management repository was built - had become an outdated technology and was no longer supported by Microsoft. The company needed to move to the platform’s latest release which involved migrating from ASP.com to Microsoft .NET technology.
The complexity surrounding the migration path was intensified by two factors. One, the new version of SharePoint needed to integrate seamlessly with Enterprise Ireland’s custom built CRM solution. Two, the migration involved the leap-froging of several SharePoint releases - moving from the legacy 2001 version directly to the 2007 platform.
A technically challenging project, Enterprise Ireland needed to complement its own in-house IT expertise with a partner deeply skilled in SharePoint. Following a competitive tendering process Enterprise Ireland selected Storm Technology as its partner of choice.
Today, Enterprise Ireland has successfully completed the migration directly to SharePoint 2007 - and seamlessly integrated this with the organisation’s business critical CRM solution.
“The team at Storm did a great job.– migrating us across two generations of SharePoint to a new stable technology platform while maintaining seamless integration with our bespoke CRM system They are experts in their field and have an understanding of the SharePoint platform that is exemplary”. Pat Moriarty, Enterprise Ireland
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