Case Study

Saving Money. SharePoint Online.

Imaginet assisted a large national insurance company and saved them thousands of dollars in licensing, maintenance, and administration costs using Microsoft SharePoint Online.

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Business Situation:

This insurance company required consolidation and migration of their content from two legacy portals to SharePoint Online.

Solution Story:

insuranceImaginet led this client through a complex task of consolidating and migrating content to SharePoint Online. Imaginet executed a Portal Transition Planning Quickstart that included a Strategy Briefing Session, an Architecture Briefing session, and a current state analysis of both environments.

Imaginet then developed a 3-phase migration strategy including a standardized security approach, operational governance, and site ownerships of the environment. A Developer Plan was assembled to build an integrated site taxonomy with a consistent look and feel throughout the entire solution. Imaginet also built the Policy Acknowledgement system with notifications and dashboards for Managers, HR, and Legal departments.

  • Implementation – Phase 1:
    Migrated Legacy SharePoint to newest version of SharePoint
    Deployed Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) to enable single sign-on
  • Implementation – Phase 2:
    Created all WebSphere content and applications on the new SharePoint Platform
    Merged Onboard and SharePoint content together with main page navigation
  • Implementation – Phase 3:
    Federated with Office 365 authentication services
    Used 3rd party tooling to migrate all content, including version history, comments, custom columns, and content types.

Total Duration: 1 year

Value Provided

  • Thousands of dollars in saving for licensing, maintenance, and administration expenses
  • Increased productivity and visibility for Managers, HR, and Legal via SharePoint’s new notifications and dashboards
  • Easier administration and maintenance with the new integrated site taxonomy
  • Unified Experience with the new standardized look-and-feel
  • Enhanced Policy Acknowledgement system for all staff in SharePoint
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