Education and Government

  • “ThreeWill came in with the understanding that we did not have any expertise in SharePoint or resources to put extensive requirement documents together. They came in and took the role of Project Manager, BA and developer and worked with our elections team and implemented an outstanding solution and did it in less time than projected and stayed in cost. They are probably one of the best vendors that I’ve worked with in quite a while.”

    Merritt Beaver, CIO – Office of Georgia Secretary of State

Top 3 Education and Government Success Stories

election portal

Secretary of State Election Portal

Client Profile

Innovative state government agency.

Situation

The Georgia Secretary of State is responsible for managing the state’s elections. The legacy election information management solution was insufficient for the requirements of the 159 counties. Information was difficult to find, edit and add. Written on older open source code, they could no longer maintain the system. Additionally, it had security vulnerabilities.

Solution

ThreeWill built a custom solution built on SharePoint 2013. Information including voting poll site regulations, laws, official communications, collaborative discussions, calendaring, and FAQs are presented in a style that is branded according to the State’s requirements and easy to maintain. Search is prominent and robust.

Business Benefits

  • Customer can self maintain the portal
  • Users can find the information required to perform their jobs
  • System meets the State’s security requirements
  • Faster time to production
  • Underpinning technology is SharePoint, a commonly leveraged platform with the State’s IT agencies
extranet portal

Franchise Owner Extranet Portal

Client Profile

An early childhood education provider headquartered in Georgia with over 260 franchised schools in 17 states.

Situation

Large and rapidly growing franchiser looking to more effectively drive collaboration among Franchisees, enabling Franchisees to quickly search and find documents and content related to operating their franchises and enabling Content Providers to quickly create, approve and publish updated content.

Solution

A highly branded Extranet Portal with an Information Architecture driven by the implementation of Enterprise Managed Metadata and the creation of a custom Search Center for finding and refining content searches. Sites Templates were established for Departments to publish Announcements, Special Events, content relevant to that department and Discussions for collaboration.

Business Benefits

  • Bi-directional flow of communication between the Franchiser and Franchisees
  • Improved communication and knowledge sharing between Franchisees
  • Rapid find-ability of documents and other content required to effective operate a franchise
  • Established a “Franchisee” Community Center that enabled new Franchisees to quickly leverage the collection knowledge and experience of other Franchisees
project success toolkit

Project Success Toolkit

Client Profile

A professional services firm that has been helping organizations achieve excellence and timely delivery for their most critical projects.

Situation

Customer has a formal methodology used for their project management approach and needed a tool to enforce that methodology.

Solution

Custom Microsoft Project Addin that enforces the Project Success Methodology.

Business Benefits

  • Reinforces the credibility of their expertise in managing large and complex projects for Fortune 500 companies
  • Provides another revenue stream for licenses and training around the tool
  • Provides a consistent and repeatable framework for their consultants to use on project management assignments
  • A clear differentiation between them and their competition

Education

Education is the process of facilitating learning. Knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits of a group of people are transferred to other people, through storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves in a process called autodidactic learning. Any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational.

Education is commonly and formally divided into stages such as preschool, primary school, secondary school and then college, university or apprenticeship. The methodology of teaching is called pedagogy.

A right to education has been recognized by some governments. At the global level, Article 13 of the United Nations’ 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights recognizes the right of everyone to an education. Although education is compulsory in most places up to a certain age, attendance at school often isn’t, and a minority of parents choose home-schooling, sometimes with the assistance of modern electronic educational technology (also called e-learning). Education can take place in formal or informal settings.

Government

A government is the system by which a state or community is controlled. In the Commonwealth of Nations, the word government is also used more narrowly to refer to the collective group of people that exercises executive authority in a state. This usage is analogous to what is called an “administration” in American English. Furthermore, especially in American English, the concepts of the state and the government may be used synonymously to refer to the person or group of people exercising authority over a politically organized territory. Finally, government is also sometimes used in English as a synonym for governance.

In the case of its broad associative definition, government normally consists of legislators, administrators, and arbitrators. Government is the means by which state policy is enforced, as well as the mechanism for determining the policy of the state. A form of government, or form of state governance, refers to the set of political systems and institutions that make up the organisation of a specific government.

Government of any kind currently affects every human activity in many important ways. For this reason, political scientists generally argue that government should not be studied by itself; but should be studied along with anthropology, economics, environmentalism, history, philosophy, science, and sociology.

Danny RyanEducation and Government Solutions