MS SharePoint – Healthcare – Custom Development – Success Story

Client Overview

Client is a US based global leader in healthcare, consumer and medical products. Client has 250 offices in 60 countries with approximately 118,000 employees worldwide and has an approximate revenue of $65.00 billion.

Eternus Solutions was engaged with client’s Middle East subsidiary for multiple development, implementation and support engagements across Microsoft technologies.

Business Challenge

  • Client had implemented intranet and internet portal using Microsoft SharePoint 2007. The existing out of the box features of SharePoint 2007 did not completely fulfill client’s requirements and hence the client wanted web parts to be developed with detailed specifications.

  • These web parts, were to be used in all the SharePoint implementations across all the offices of the client. Some examples of its usage include yearly view of calendar, SharePoint timer job based file upload and several others.

  • Considering deployment over several locations, all the web parts were expected to have configurations and hence each of the web parts was a productized solution.

Technical Requirements

  • Microsoft SharePoint 2007

Solution Strategy

  • Eternus Solutions evaluated each requirement very closely and proposed a roadmap where all the web parts could be covered within specific timeframe

  • These web parts were mainly reusable productivity tools with multipoint integration from multiple locations to SharePoint 2007. The solution was characterized by:

  • Productized solutions

  • Highly configurable including UI

  • Remote assistance for deployment

Development Methodology

  • Development on developer sandbox

  • Evaluation of requirements and use of out of the box features

  • Design documents to start building any new web parts

  • Designing and developing workflows

  • Extensive usage of custom web parts, features and solutions

  • Coding using Microsoft standards and best practices

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