SharePoint Consulting for Minneapolis Businesses

Blue Net delivers SharePoint consulting for Minneapolis businesses, as well as implementation services that drive operational success.

SharePoint Consulting for Minneapolis

Our Microsoft-certified SharePoint consultants are experienced in Microsoft SharePoint implementation and development. We help clients establish business requirements, develop governance plans, define technical architecture, and deploy solutions that enhance user adoption and productivity. Our advisors are experts on all versions of SharePoint, which include: SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, and SharePoint Online

The SharePoint products and services we offer covers:

  • SharePoint branding with pre-built BindTuning themes
  • SharePoint deployment planning 
  • SharePoint health check
  • SharePoint online
  • Microsoft SharePoint development for Minneapolis
  • SharePoint deployment for Minneapolis
  • SharePoint and customer relationship management (CRM) integration
  • CRM Lite for SharePoint
  • SharePoint human resources onboarding 
  • Workflow launch
  • SharePoint training

Blue Net: Experts in SharePoint Consulting for Minneapolis

  • Microsoft-awarded Business Critical SharePoint partner
  • Cloud deployment (SharePoint Online) vs. SharePoint on-premises solution guidance
  • SharePoint customization solutions such as public facing web sites, intranet, extranet, search, business intelligence, and line of business data integration
  • Public and private SharePoint training sessions

Blue Net: Microsoft SharePoint Certified Staff Delivers

  • SharePoint deployment planning and SharePoint systems architecture
  • Microsoft Teams planning and proof of concept development
  • SharePoint Online and Microsoft 365 migration services
  • Design, SharePoint custom development, SharePoint application integration
  • SharePoint training and mentoring
  • Comprehensive SharePoint development for Minneapolis Services and SharePoint Consulting

Blue Net: SharePoint Special Offers

  • Lower Upfront Costs: Save money with SharePoint deployment planning
  • Brand and Beautify: Improve the look of your SharePoint site with our special free starter home page offer using BindTuning pre-built themes
  • SharePoint Training: We train your users and administrators  
  • Free SharePoint Health Check: We evaluate the health of your SharePoint environment

SharePoint Health Check

Our Health Check services assess how your system is running SharePoint. We make sure it’s properly configured and ensure the latest patches are running.

SharePoint Products

Blue Net offers a full suite of SharePoint tools from human resources to CRM Lite. We leverage all SharePoint technology to make the most out of your investment.

Choose Blue Net for All Your SharePoint Needs

These tools provide your business with a modern, agile workplace. All you need is a professional provider of SharePoint consulting in Minneapolis to assess your current environment, decide the best course of action, and integrate SharePoint to your current operations. From cloud services to security assessments, call Blue Net today.

SharePoint Development for Eagan – Customer Success

The true value of Blue Net’s SharePoint consulting for Minneapolis is the total digital transformation we can provide your business. Our Microsoft-certified SharePoint technicians are trained to not just apply the most advanced solution, but also to choose the right one for your needs. 

The SharePoint services we provide are one of our core offerings at Blue Net. We’re proud of the ways we’ve used it to revolutionize businesses and help our clients complete day-to-day tasks more easily. Here are some of the biggest successes we have had over the years:

Customer Testimonials

 “Blue Net was great to work with during this process.  We were able to describe functionality that would be useful and they worked with us to design automation within SharePoint that would help us to easily manipulate the data.  They were incredibly responsive and have also supported continuous improvements and tweaks as we tested the system.  This system will definitely help us to manage the data for the program more efficiently.”

Sarah MDirector of Wellness and Nutrition Education, Gleaners

Zach is a SharePoint ROCK STAR. He’s SO good at what he does: He’s quick, he anticipates needs, is creative with making things work how we want them to. We sure appreciate everything he’s done to get our intranet looking as good as it does! He’s a gem!

Cami JUnited Bankers’ Bank

“You’ve helped make our business much more efficient and every time we’ve asked for a tool you’ve delivered beyond our expectations”

Kyle JPartner Johnson Bealka PLLC

We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the dashboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited to use the dashboard. This is going to be a HUGE win for us.

Heidi HDakota County

Impact Innovations, Inc. views Blue Net as a valued business partner that consistently meets or exceeds my expectations. Every timeline is met and every detail executed. Blue Net has provided us with great insight and helped us translate that into building effective internal/external portals for our clients. It seems like no matter how crazy, or complicated, or detailed my project may be, everything is possible – and often Blue Net’s team suggests ideas for improving my idea and saving us money. 

Terry MImpact Innovations

Zach is awesome as always. We’re so happy to be working with him again. He fits into our team well and somehow keeps everything straight. He’s a keeper! 

Heidi HDakota County

Customer Profile and Industry 

The mission of Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan is to provide households with access to nutritious food and related resources. They do this through collaboration, efficient operations, education, and innovative solutions, leading to a hunger-free community in southeast Michigan.

Project

Create a delivery management system to track the constituents who are enrolled in the program, along with deliveries, surveys and call logs.

Technologies

SharePoint Lists, PowerApps, and Power Automate.

The Challenge

Gleaners created a new food delivery program and was using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to track all data points. This process was hard to manage and make visible to the right people. Automated processes were also virtually impossible to trigger and manage due to the static nature of Excel.

BlueNet’s Solution

We built a complete SharePoint solution using only out-of-the-box features and functionality. The solution has multiple components:

  • SharePoint library for constituent enrollments
  • Healthcare partners provide Excel files with all constituent data, which Gleaners uploads and parses automatically and into SharePoint. All deliveries are then automatically created for each constituent.
  • SharePoint lists with custom views, formatting, and forms are used to track constituent data as well as related survey, call log, and delivery data.
  • Flows in Power Automate automatically create and schedule deliveries, record survey dates, and more.

All data points are now tracked individually, making automation and reporting a breeze. The flexible nature of SharePoint allowed Gleaners to make multiple enhancements after going live without any impact to their process.

Summary

Gleaners Delivery Management System created a flexible and efficient platform to track all information in one place. They can now spend more time serving people and working towards their mission of ending hunger in southeast Michigan instead of spending time and energy trying to manage backend data.

Customer and Industry

Our customer is a specialty law firm specializing in many different loan transactions including real estate acquisition, real estate development, asset-based loans, and construction loans.

Project

Create a loan package generator that automates and streamlines the process of creating and manipulating legal documents for certain loan packages.

Technologies

SharePoint and Power Automate

The Challenge

Johnson Bealka PLLC had a labor-intensive process for copying legal document template files and populating customer-specific data in dozens of places in each file. The process was tedious to perform and susceptible to mistakes.

BlueNet’s Solution

We built a complete SharePoint solution using only out-of-the-box features and functionality. The solution has multiple components:

  • SharePoint library with document sets
  • SharePoint library for finalized PDFs
  • Flow available to start manually to auto-convert all files in selected folder to PDF

Every task in the process is now automated with one central form to fill out. Once filled out, it generates all the documents for that specific loan package. This populates documents that used to be filled out manually.

Summary

Our customer’s loan package generator allows for much greater efficiency in the process, quicker turnaround time for the production of documents, and cost savings to the law firm and its clients.

Customer Profile and Industry 

Turck USA is a specialty manufacturer of sensor, fieldbus, and connectivity products. They’re also known for interface technology, human-machine interfaces (HMI), and radio frequency identification (RFID) systems. Turck offers efficient solutions for factory and process automation applications.

Project

Create a tracking system to monitor and manage ISO training completed by employees.

Technologies

SharePoint and SharePoint Workflow

The Challenge

Turck did not have an effective method of keeping track of who completed training for their ISO 9001 certification. Training was tracked in a master Excel list and the process was completely manual. They were looking for a solution that automates the process and is more efficient and effective.

BlueNet’s Solution

  • We built a complete SharePoint solution using only out-of-the-box features and functionality. The solution has multiple components:
    • Document library that stores ISO documents
    • List that keeps track of items that needed training
    • Employee list that keeps track of the employee and their current job title
    • Lists that store training that is currently outstanding and a list of the history of all training completed
    • Workflows use web services to loop through other lists to schedule new training and auto-assign to employees
  • Every task in the system is now automated. When a document changes, a workflow will start and check to see if training is required. If so, it automatically creates training due tasks for each employee with a job role that requires training related to the document.
  • All documents are tagged with job titles so that the workflow can loop through the employee list and auto-assign training.
  • Dashboards were created for supervisors and managers, so they can log in and see at a glance what training is required for the employees they manage. They are able to mark off and complete training in bulk. When training is completed, they are moved to the employees history for auditing purposes.

Summary

Turck now has an automated way to keep track of and assign training to all employees. Audits can be completed in a fraction of the time now that everything is stored and organized more efficiently than in the previous master Excel spreadsheet. Built-in time stamps are used to keep track of completion dates, and managers can save time by going to their dashboard to get quick views of what is outstanding vs trying to make sense of a possibly outdated spreadsheet.

Customer Profile and Industry 

Impact Innovations, Inc. was founded in 1968 in Maynard, Minnesota. The company provides seasonal wholesale décor, fabric, and paper products to retailers. The company also provides custom marketing and merchandising products, in-store signage, merchandising displays, and loyalty card production for customers throughout North America.

Project

Develop an internal/external portal for Impact Innovations to manage jobs, while also allowing clients into the portal so they can collaborate on documents, images, and the production process.

Technologies

SharePoint and SharePoint Workflow

The Challenge

Impact Innovations, located in Clara City, Minnesota, needed a way to effectively track and store data related to each job and order that a client placed.

BlueNet’s Solution

  • We developed a portal using SharePoint Online that allowed access by Impact Innovation’s clients.
    • The portal contains a list for jobs, library for artwork, library for accounting files, and list to manage inventory.
    • There are several approval workflows that automatically route new orders for approval and automatically adjust inventory when orders are finalized. Alerts are sent when inventory gets low.
  • The base site was saved as a template and a new subsite gets created for each client, so it can be customized with the client’s logo and handle other unique needs.

Summary

Impact Innovations now has a one-stop shop for orders, artwork files, and accounting files for their clients. It provides both Impact Innovations and their clients with a flexible and portable platform to collaborate and transfer data. This solution has eliminated hundreds of emails with attachments and potentially secure information. Impact Innovations and their clients now get alerts when key events happen and can visit their portal daily to see new information that needs their attention.

Customer and Industry

The City of Burnsville

Project

Create a new intranet platform​.

Technologies

Office 365 and SharePoint

Customer Profile

The City of Burnsville’s goal is to provide quality services and amenities for residents and visitors to enjoy.​

The Challenge

  • Burnsville previously had an HTML-based “Employee Intranet” that could only be updated by a select group of people who knew HTML and understood how the intranet was configured. It was managed and changed via Microsoft Expressions, another product that only a few people had access to and knowledge to use. This made their intranet “stale” very quickly, as the time to make updates was limited and the entire site could not be appropriately maintained. 
  • The old intranet did not have any document management functionality.
  • The old intranet did not have a usable “search” function and was messy and difficult to navigate by end users. Employees stopped using it.

Blue Net’s Solution

  • ​Use Microsoft 365 with SharePoint to serve as the new intranet platform. Blue Net helped create a new intranet from the ground up.
  • A new home page with content that was relevant to everyone in the organization. There is now a rotating news banner, featured links, dynamically changing “What’s Popular” and “What’s New” sections. These sections display popular and new documents from across the intranet. There is also a section to display YouTube videos and feeds from social networks such as Facebook. Departmental subsites–each department gets a subsite to contain work and information related to their area.
  • Multiple libraries were created to house documents that were before housed on a server and linked to from the intranet. These documents are now in a common area that can be searched, modified, and easily accessed by all users.
  • Additional metadata was used to further categorize the documents to enhance the visibility of each document, making them easier to find and interact with.
  • A common calendar was implemented to allow employees to put things on the company calendar.
  • This calendar has a custom workflow attached to it so managers can approve/reject items before they appear on the calendar for everyone to see.

Search and Usability:

Blue Net created a custom employee directory. The employee directory, by default, lists all the employees in the organization with refinements to filter by department, job title, ask me about, etc. This directory also uses full search to look up keywords that might be in that person’s profile.

Summary

​The City of Burnsville now has an organization-wide intranet that is more dynamic, more appealing, and much easier to manage. It offers document management, workflow processes, and more.

Customer and Industry

Medtronic medical technologies.​

Project

Customize the home page and a subsite for the Neuromodulation Sales Training department at Medtronic​.

Technologies

SharePoint

Customer Profile

Medtronic’s medical technologies make it possible for millions of people to resume everyday activities, return to work, and live a better and longer life. We’re able to do this with the help of some very special people around the world: 

  • 38,000 dedicated employees who share a passion to improve lives
  • Thousands of medical professionals who share their insights and ideas
  • Hundreds of advocacy associations that help us share information so people with debilitating diseases know relief is possible

Business Challenge

Blue Net was asked to customize the home page and a subsite for the Neuromodulation Sales Training department at Medtronic.

Blue Net’s Solution

  • Using our SharePoint consulting for Minneapolis services, we worked alongside the client to arrive at a design plan and layout for the home page and its subsite pages.
  • Details such as images, fonts, colors, and placement of web parts (including the search bar) were defined.
  • The placements and the look and feel of the top and side navigation bars were defined.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Customer Profile and Industry

Since 1910, Berger has been delivering quality transportation services to individuals, corporations, and government agencies. Berger has over 100 years of experience as a one-source provider of transportation and storage needs.

Project

Develop a purchase order submission and management system to replace an outdated purchase order (PO) process.

Technologies

SharePoint and InfoPath

The Challenge

Berger’s previous PO system was built on a platform requiring ongoing expenses. It was also outdated and difficult to change. Berger was already using Microsoft 365, so leveraging SharePoint for a new PO system had no extra infrastructure cost.

BlueNet’s Solution

The PO system we designed was almost an exact replica of their old system. Their old system wasn’t broken, so we didn’t want to reinvent the wheel. We created lists to store branch, department, vendor, and general ledger information. A forms library in SharePoint was used to create the PO request form. It was customized in InfoPath and has data connections to the lists to provide filtered dropdown values in the form. The form has a user entry view and a print view that can be saved as PDF for long-term storage.

Summary

Berger now has a PO system that is integrated with their Microsoft 365 tenant and intranet, meaning they are no longer paying extra fees for the solution. It’s also easier to access since it is in Microsoft 365. Users can access the PO request form from wherever they have an internet connection.

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