SharePoint Intranet Customization for a Global Car Manufacturer
The Customer is a group of companies providing IT consulting services, including the development and implementation of business solutions based on Microsoft technologies.
One of the company’s clients – a multinational car manufacturer with $80 bn revenue and 200,000 employees – needed to have one of their intranet SharePoint sites, used by over 200 sales managers, branded in line with the corporate style. ScienceSoft pitched in to develop a new design with an improved usability and deploy it without any downtime.
As the end customer did not provide a comprehensive guideline for the future design, ScienceSoft team of a Designer and two SharePoint experts came up with several user interface options. The development process went on in three main stages:
Prototyping: creating the mockups to provide the end customer with a basic idea of how the design would look like in the real life.
Design: creating multiple master pages that contained markup and defined the look and feel for all pages on the site.
Solution deployment: seamlessly installing and configuring the solution in the company’s environment as well as providing the end customer with instructions for further SharePoint support.
The solution was delivered successfully in the course of two months. The end customer received a portal design consistent with the company’s brand identity and offering a better user experience.
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