High Tech and ISV

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    "We worked with ThreeWill on a high-visibility project with a short runway. Thanks to the organization and collaboration that ThreeWill brought to the table, we completed the project on time and under budget. ThreeWill set the gold standard for how we will run projects and drive effective cross-vendor communications going forward."

    Miriam Cox, Director of Employee Communication and Engagement, AMD

Top 3 High Tech and ISV Case Studies

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AMD Jive to Microsoft Migration

Client Profile

Founded in 1969 as a Silicon Valley start-up, the AMD journey began with dozens of employees focused on leading-edge semiconductor products. From those modest beginnings, AMD has grown into a global company of 10,000 people, achieving many important industry firsts along the way. AMD today develops high-performance computing and visualization products to solve some of the world’s toughest and most interesting challenges. There has never been a better time to be in the semiconductor industry, and we are ready to tackle the next 50 years with high-performance computing and graphics solutions that transform all of our lives. To learn more about AMD, visit www.amd.com.

Situation

AMD needed an overall strategy to leverage Office 365 while allowing the decommissioning of the current Jive instance and eliminating Jive licensing costs. The migration forms the basis for a refreshed high-value collaboration tool that AMD users can leverage in their day-to-day work tasks to improve productivity. Complete migration prior to the expiration of current Jive subscription (2 months to complete migration).

Solution

Migrate selected Places and related content from the current AMD Jive instance to the AMD Office 365/SharePoint Online tenant. Migration was completed leveraging automated migration utilities and associated consulting. This included working with Client on an overall Communication, Change Management, and Adoption effort.

Business Benefits

  • Eliminated stale and outdated Jive content
  • Able to complete migration in 2 months and eliminate Jive license and support costs
  • Enabled usage of a consistent UX and Search experience across the entire Intranet
  • Establish an “ownership” mindset among teams to maintain relevant content on an ongoing basis​​
  • New collaboration platform helped to drive employee engagement across the organization
  • Drove adoption of new capabilities in O365 related to content presentation and collaboration
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Panasonic Trove Development Project

Client Profile

Panasonic is one of the largest product manufacturers in the world, comprised of 473 companies and employing over 260,000 people. They also own one of the world’s largest patent portfolios. And while some may still think of them merely as a consumer electronics company, they are a global provider of comprehensive solutions for businesses as well as consumers — solutions for your home, your work and when you travel.

Situation

Panasonic was using Salesforce with SpringCM for contract management and wanted to move to using SharePoint online. They were looking for a solution specific to SharePoint online and Office 365 (not other products like Box, Dropbox, etc). They found Trove on the AppExchange and needed some critical customizations to enable key workflows.

Solution

Panasonic leveraged a free product from ThreeWill called Trove. The product worked well out of the box, but they needed a couple of customizations in order for it to work with their specific scenarios. We made those customizations at a reasonable cost. In addition to that, we helped migrate the content from SpringCM to SharePoint.

Business Benefits

Panasonic was able to save the annual reoccurring cost of the SpringCM license fee. This easily justified the cost of the project and will provide future savings as well. They also now get all the enterprise content management features that are a part of SharePoint, improving collaboration on the contracts with groups within Panasonic.

Jive Migration

PGi Jive to SharePoint Migration

Client Profile

PGi is the world’s largest dedicated provider of collaboration software and services. They have an expanding portfolio of purpose-built applications designed to meet the daily collaboration and communications needs of business professionals, with solutions for web, video and audio conferencing, smart calendar management, webcasting, project management and sales productivity.

Situation

PGi decided to standardize on SharePoint in Office 365 as their internal collaboration platform. There was key content in Jive that needed to be maintained going forward on SharePoint in Office 365. Additionally, the Jive license was set to expire in 2 months so it was critical for the migration to be completed before the license expiration.

Solution

ThreeWill leveraged it’s Jive to SharePoint Migration Utilities and Agile Migration process to migrate critical Jive content to Office 365 before the expiration of the Jive licenses. This included a final Archive of all Jive content into a Migration database for future reference and extract. Additionally, this included leveraging the branding templates developed by Brightstarr for PGI’s new Intranet Portal.

Business Benefits

PGi was able to save the annual cost of the Jive license fee and was able to move to a new, consolidated collaboration platform in Office 365.  All critical content from the Jive platform was preserved and is now available for continued collaboration on the Office 365 platform.

High Tech

High technology, often abbreviated to high tech (adjective forms high-technology, high-tech or hi-tech) is technology that is at the cutting edge: the most advanced technology available.

Products currently considered high tech are often those that incorporate advanced computer electronics. However, there is no specific class of technology that is high tech—the definition shifts over time—so products hyped as high-tech in the past may now be considered to have everyday or dated technology.

The opposite of high tech is low technology, referring to simple, often traditional or mechanical, technology; for example, a calculator is a low-tech calculating device.

ISVs

An independent software vendor (ISV) is an organization specializing in making or selling software, designed for mass or niche markets. This is in contrast to software developed for in-house use only within an organization or software designed or adapted for a single, specific customer.

ISVs software may be for any purpose. Example include software for real estate brokers, scheduling for healthcare personnel, barcode scanning, stock maintenance, gambling, retailing, energy exploration, vehicle fleet management, even child care management software.

An ISV makes and sells software products that run on one or more computer hardware or operating system platforms. Companies that make the platforms, such as Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Novell, Google, Oracle, Apple, SAP, and salesforce.com encourage and lend support to ISVs, often with special “business partner” programs. These programs enable the platform provider and the ISV to leverage joint strengths and convert them into incremental business opportunities.

Danny RyanHigh Tech and ISV