PSP identified three potential solutions for BPA, all of which were fully integrated with SharePoint 2010 through Master pages and CSS Style sheets.
This provided BPA with a standard, supported design change. The options were:
- Create custom theme
- Create master page, custom navigation and theme changes
- Full design and branding
This project showed very clearly PSP’s commitment to helping its clients achieve their goals even under difficult circumstances.
After the initial review of the proposal, BPA decided they required all three. However, due to their budget restrictions this was not possible. Instead PSP were able to provide them with various sections of each of the options which allowed BPA to tailor-make a solution which best fitted their budget and needs as a company.
As part of this design project, we also developed custom SharePoint 2010 web parts. The News scroller was a popular addition to the development. This allowed BPA to enter News into a SharePoint List.
Additionally, we designed a unique banner for BPA, to sit below the SharePoint ribbon with custom icons and links to requested areas. This also housed the SharePoint search box.
No matter how good a system is though, it is of no use to an organisation if it does not get used (or gets used incorrectly). To ensure our client was able to get the greatest utility from the new system, we held training sessions through our aftercare services with BPA to ensure SharePoint was utilised effectively.