High Tech and ISV

  • “The ThreeWill team has a clear passion for helping companies develop great products. They’re thorough and care about the small details. In our project that was instrumental to its success.”

    Bill Lynch, Co-Founder & VP of New Strategic Initiatives – Jive Software http://www.jivesoftware.com

Top 3 High Tech and ISV Success Stories

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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.

polycom sharepoint integration

Polycomm Real Presence Media Manager and SharePoint Connector

Client Profile

A multinational corporation that develops video, voice and content collaboration and communication technology.

Situation

Polycom customer’s have a requirement to render PRMM (Polycom Real Presence Media Manager) video content via their existing Intranet Portals. They also need a unified Search experience that will search and display search results from both SharePoint and PRMM content. Polycom additionally needed support in migration of this PRMM – SharePoint Integration Module from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013.

Solution

A PRMM-SharePoint Connector (Integration Module) that enabled customers to search and view PRMM Video content within their SharePoint 2013 Intranet Portals. Custom Search Display Templates and Hover Cards were created to render Search Results across SharePoint and PRMM video content.

Business Benefits

  • Video consumers leverage a single portal to search and view all Enterprise video content
  • Improved Search experience through implementation of custom Display Templates and Hover Cards
  • Integration Module now supports both SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 environments

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 Solutions