What is SharePoint Deployment Planning Services?

SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS) is a specialist set of consultancy days, available as a Software Assurance benefit, through which qualified Microsoft Partners such as Fuse Collaboration can implement SharePoint to ensure that end users have maximum exploitation of SharePoint as the business collaboration platform.

Fuse believe that the success of a SharePoint project, whether it is for intranet, extranet or internet use, is dependant on the quality of the deployment and configuration of the platform.

The SDPS engagement allows customers to identify exactly what they want from SharePoint, to develop their long term roadmap and to create strong collaboration that will enable them to seamlessly extend SharePoint throughout their organisation.

The Benefits of SDPS to Your Organisation

The service offers you a 1, 3, 5, 10, or 15 day deployment planning service based on your individual software assurance benefit level. Fuse will work with you to develop a customised SharePoint Portal Server deployment plan for your specific environment and assess the overall cost for deployment. This service will provide numerous benefits to your organisation as you move to a secure and well-managed collaborative infrastructure, including;

  • Customers get more value from their Software Assurance (SA) investment: This benefit is available at five levels - 1, 3, 5, 10 and 15-day engagement plans that are best aligned for your organisation size.
  • High quality, professional, personalised service: As SDPS program partners, Fuse provide the knowledge and expertise needed to successfully deploy SharePoint tailored to your unique needs and environment and complementing your strategic business direction.
  • Evaluate how SharePoint can best strengthen business processes in their organisations: SDPS helps your organisation identify a roadmap for transformation and management of your current collaborative strategies. Your organisation will benefit from understanding the value of an improved business productivity infrastructure based on SharePoint as it relates to the six key capabilities of SharePoint Server.
  • Receive SharePoint best practices and tools from Microsoft: Fuse leverage best practices for SharePoint deployment by analysing the customer environment and providing tools and technologies that help you manage SharePoint implementation and manage the migration of data.
  • Customised road map to deployment: The deployment plan provides a comprehensive assessment of your organisations' infrastructure and recommends a business plan, timelines and resources for successful SharePoint integration. A Proof of Concept (POC) offering is available for longer SDPS engagements. 

Is your organisation eligible for FREE/DISCOUNTED SDPS?

You are eligible to use vouchers to pay for SDPS benefits if you participate in any of the following Volume Licensing programs:

  • Open Value
  • Open Value Company-Wide/Subscription
  • Select License with Software Assurance Membership
  • Select Plus with Software Assurance Membership
  • Enterprise Agreement/Subscription

The number of engagement days for which you are eligible is determined by the number of licenses for Microsoft Office applications with Microsoft Software Assurance and the number of Core Client Access License (CAL) Suites and Enterprise CAL Suites for which you have Software Assurance coverage.

To find out more about Software Assurance Package Services, including information regarding your eligibility and how to activate SharePoint Deployment Planning Services, visit http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/software-assurance/packaged-services.aspx.

If your organisation is considering deploying SharePoint, Fuse Collaboration can offer the piece of mind that your deployment plan will be created by a credible and certified SDPS partner. Contact us to find out more.


NEW OFFER - SharePoint Upgrade Planning

Already have SharePoint 2007, 2010 or 2013? Thinking about an upgrade to 2016 or Office 365? Why not take advantage of your Microsoft Software Assurance vouchers to get FREE or DISCOUNTED consultancy sessions with Fuse for the following engagements:

  • 1 day strategy briefing session to introduce SharePoint 2016 and discuss the immediate and future value of moving to 2016.
  • 3 day engagement that includes  an Architecture Design Session to document your current SharePoint deployment end-to-end and discuss upgrade options and flag areas of potential concern (in addition to the above).
  • 5 day engagement that includes an Upgrade Plan to provide formal documentation of the upgrade based on data collected (in addition to the above).
  • 10 and 15 day engagements that include all of the above plus a Pre-upgrade check that assesses upgrade readiness and provide a formal analysis of the results along with recommendations for problem resolution. 

For more details on this offer, and other sessions you can use software assurance vouchers for when engaging Fuse for SharePoint Deployment Planning Services, please contact us