Our customer, the EMEA division of a leading global packaging manufacturer, had an existing SharePoint Portal Server 2003 intranet solution. SharePoint had been primarily designed to manage quality documents but was also being used for team collaboration.

They had recently implemented a pilot SharePoint Foundation 2010 Extranet platform that provided an external facing access for a single customer that was available to both internal and external users.

The EMEA division includes four separate sector orientated divisions, each often servicing the same key account customers with their specific products and services, along with the standard business function teams supporting the sector key account teams.

Crown Cork Packaging

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Blu-Bench were chosen to redesign and configure a SharePoint 2010 platform for this NHS IT services provider.

This provider was faced with a need to supply SharePoint 2010 services to its customers, the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Commissioning Support Units (CSU). There was an understanding that the number of CCGs and CSU customers coming on board would grow and the provider was unsure that the existing platform and configuration was adequate. Along with this they wanted to adhere to Microsoft best practises when implementing and configuring SharePoint and make use of some of the Enterprise Business Intelligence functionality.

Blu-Bench were asked to run workshops gathering requirements and information across a number of different areas including Network Design, Infrastructure Governance, Business Intelligence and Multi-tenancy.

NHS – Outer North East London CSU

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Our customer, an independent appeals tribunal funded by Parliament to handle a specific type of benefit appeals in England and Wales, anticipated a dramatic rise in cases due to legislation changes brought in by the government in April 2013.

Case management was handled by entering appellant details into an Oracle database and storing correspondence for those cases in a separate file storage system.

Blu-Bench proposed a two tier server farm architecture consisting of virtual application and front-end servers and a physical SQL Server. A high capacity network storage architecture was also added to the overall infrastructure design. This architecture provided separate server farms for Testing, Staging and Production platforms.

They decided to commission Blu-Bench after we successfully demonstrated why ‘We Love SharePoint’ and why we are the best SharePoint practice in the UK.

Valuation Tribunal Service

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Our customer, a well know European Construction Company, had an existing Office SharePoint Server 2007 Intranet solution that was deployed by a previous SharePoint Partner in 2008.

After purchasing a new Health & Safety system, based on InfoPath Forms Services (SharePoint Server 2010) and board approval for a new more inclusive, interactive and social media IT strategy, it was time for a technology refresh to the latest version, SharePoint Server 2013.

Having parted from their previous SharePoint Partner they were looking for a new SharePoint Partner that could provide end-to-end SharePoint Solutions and Services and that had an attention to detail, a willingness to go the extra mile and provide first class customer service.

They decided to choose Blu-Bench after we completed an initial SharePoint Health Check engagement and demonstrated why ‘We Love SharePoint’ and why we are the best SharePoint practice in the UK.

Vinci Construction