Customer: Major Flooring Manufacturer
Outsourced support on a part-time basis that supplements a client’s own staff is both an inexpensive way to maintain an existing application and affords a company deep expertise used “surgically” to perform very specific functions. For a major manufacturer of flooring, B2B consultants were contracted to keep a business-to-business web portal as fresh as the day it was born over two years ago.
Each year, the introduction of new products, re-alignment of marketing channels, and new functions to support different communication needs makes changes necessary to the portal application. In addition, as usual with most platform technologies, upgrades need implementation and testing, and new functions need to be evaluated as to the impact on the company. In addition, with a general downturn in the construction industry, this manufacturer was very cognizant of keeping costs as low as possible while still meeting the needs of their clients.
Familiarity with the application saved substantial monies when changes were necessary to the underlying technology platform and added functionality required by various divisions within the company. B2B consultants were contracted on an “as required” basis — a much less expensive approach than having full-time personnel to do the tasks. Many of these tasks were only a few days in length, but required a very high depth of experience.
About B2B Technologies
B2B Technologies is a Microsoft Gold Partner providing business productivity solutions using SharePoint, Business Intelligence, Messaging, Office 365 and Cloud platforms. B2B is also a Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner, Microsoft’s new certification for partners, providing Office 365 implementation and migration services. B2B’s mission is to help customers improve productivity, reduce risk and maximize the return on their IT investments. Connect with B2B Technologies on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
Founded in 1998 and based in Atlanta, B2B Technologies is a Microsoft Gold Partner specializing in cloud and custom application development. As one of the top 1% of all Microsoft cloud partners, we are proud to offer full cloud and hybrid solutions for Azure, Office 365, Power BI, SharePoint and custom applications.