Friday, 13 November 2015

Squeeze More Out of SharePoint 2016

Squeeze More Out of SharePoint 2016 - 11th February 2016 Manchester

Whilst most organisations use the basic SharePoint features like team collaboration sites and document libraries, many have yet to take full advantage of the power offered by this under explored platform.  In reality SharePoint can provide the foundation for an outstanding collection of business process enhancements which can be used to build an almost endless variety of clever and useful collaboration and information sharing midi-applications.

There is a small ‘however’ in this context, in that this very same diversity and flexibility is the platforms biggest challenge.  Hence our event will discuss and demonstrate a powerful collection of processes, applications and strategies on how to get more out of SharePoint both on premise and the cloud based Office365. Our SharePoint experts will ensure that you are equipped with this knowledge, helping you to fully leverage the power of SharePoint to meet your business goals.

This event is aimed at anyone who is looking for ways to enable teams of people to work smarter.
It is particularly suitable for managers within businesses who are thinking of how they can improve their processes – or those who are already using Microsoft SharePoint but want to understand how to use it more effectively.

You do not need to be from a technical background to attend this event and an existing awareness of Microsoft SharePoint is not required.

  • What’s New in SharePoint 2016
  • Smart way to auto Tag your documents.
  • Publish an InfoPath Form for Anyone to use outside of your organisation.
  • Mobile worker productivity with SharePoint.
  • Rugged military standard devices from Dell.
  • Let’s WOW our / your users and make SharePoint Rock!
  • Workflows can automate your processes
  • SharePoint Document Automation.
  • Making migration easier. 

For more information or to register for this free event on 11th February at MUFC in Old Trafford, please register here  (registration button link). Refreshments and Lunch will be provided to delegates during the day and car parking is also free.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Cost Saving Benefits of Moving Away From Paper Forms

One of the most important things that could happen to a company is turning towards a paperless lifestyle. The idea that you do not have to deal with a mountain of paperwork ridden with mistakes every single day is a wonderful experience. Waiting for late paper reports is no longer a part of your life while running around just to have a signature from your customer on the report is not a must. The paperless forms era is already taking shape and it’s a wonderful privilege companies can enjoy; businesses can now stop overwhelming their mobile workforce.
The freedom that comes with electronic forms
Moving from a paper form to an electronic form on iPad, Android or Windows tablet offers a company and its mobile workforce the freedom they deserve in a digital age. From mobile forms to digital reports you have the chance to watch as clutter and unwanted costs that came with paper forms disappear without much ceremony. The Formotus forms mean there are no more expenses, hassles and headaches while forgetting mistakes and costs that came with the old pile of paper trail.
Cost savings benefits keep rolling in
Electronic forms have cost saving benefits that never stop. They allow users to save effort, money and time that you probably used to spend working on paper documents in various activities like manual document searches, archiving, filing, signing and printing, among others. The effort that Formotus puts in for every client and the forms created go a long way in ensuring business dos not stop due to their ease of use.
Benefits are immense for all
Formotus services allow basically every business to replace its paper forms with the best electronic forms for their mobile workforce in mobile applications. For instance, medical technicians working in emergency centres and paramedics make the most of Formotus service offering a robust and quick offline filling of forms whether the internet connection has been lost or not.
Clinics and doctor practices use the paperless forms to complete and store new patient forms for consent, intake and even privacy with signatures clearly inked on the mobile devices’ screen. In fact, a provider’s notes will be captured electronically with ease during the visit while a photo snapped can be drawn on easily as well.
More time to serve customers
Electronic forms allow a company to involve its entire workforce through mobile devices. Simple forms usable on a daily basis are easily created via Formotus and customised to make sure they meet the needs of the business and are always ready for the staff to use with every customer remotely in the field.  As such, the mobile workforce gets enough time to spend time with customers to provide the needed expertise, service or care. There is no need to rush from the field to the office to write or pick up a document for a customer to fill or sign. Customers love the added efficiency; it gets them the attention they need.
Whether you are out there covering a health emergency, HVAC or any other critical service you do not have to encounter problems and snags that come with paper forms on a daily basic

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Why use SharePoint Online for a compliant mobile cloud and tablet solutions

Don’t let privacy and security regulations inhibit your move to a cloud and tablet solutions.

We advise organisations concerned with stringent regulatory requirements to consider SharePoint Online, a highly secure option with a large number of compliance features and certifications. Formotus mobile solutions can connect to any kind of SharePoint including SharePoint Online (formerly BPOS), available by subscription as part of the Microsoft Office 365 service offering.

Here is a list of compliance certifications for Office 365:

  • Certified for ISO 27001. ISO 27001 is one of the best security benchmarks available across the world. Office 365 is the first major business productivity public cloud service to have implemented the rigorous set of physical, logical, process, and management controls defined by ISO 27001.
  • EU Model Clauses. In addition to being certified under EU Safe Harbor, Office 365 is the first major business productivity public cloud service provider to sign the standard contractual clauses created by the European Union (“EU Model Clauses”) with all customers. EU Model Clauses address international transfers of data.
  • Data processing agreement. Microsoft offers a comprehensive standard data processing agreement (DPA) to all customers. The DPA addresses the privacy, security, and handling of customer data. Our standard data processing agreement enables customers to comply with their local regulations.
  • HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (HIPAA BAA). Office 365 is the first major business productivity public cloud service provider to sign requirements for the HIPAA BAA with all customers. HIPAA is a U.S. law that applies to healthcare entities that governs the use, disclosure, and safeguarding of protected health information (PHI), and imposes requirements on covered entities to sign business associate agreements with their vendors that use and disclose PHI.
  • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). Office 365 implements security processes that adhere to the standards required by U.S. federal agencies, and it has acquired FISMA Authority to Operate (ATO) from a federal agency. U.S. federal agencies are welcome to review the Office 365 FISMA package to grant ATO.
  • Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). Office 365 fulfills compliance and risk management requirements as defined in the Cloud Control Matrix (CCM). The CCM is published by a not-for-profit, member-driven organization of leading industry practitioners focused on helping customers make the right decisions when moving to the cloud. The matrix provides a detailed understanding of the security and privacy concepts and principles that are aligned to the Cloud Security Alliance guidance in 13 domains.
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Microsoft supports student privacy in Office 365 by complying with use and disclosure restrictions related to student data and by agreeing not to scan emails or documents for advertising purposes.

For more information on Office 365 security, privacy and compliance, see the Trust Center.