IT Pro Momentum Program Results (MOSS 2007 Pilot) – Anonymous Company


Objectives of the project:  What problem did you set out to solve?  Really just getting a look at the product from a document management standpoint and team workspace.

Are you piloting or deploying the products?  Piloted.  We are not deploying to production other than Project Server. Xerox Docushare, Heat and Document Locator won out over SharePoint by the powers that be. As an IT guy, I would have preferred 1 unified system, but I don’t always get my way. SharePoint with some well written webparts could do the job of all the other pieces of software.  I guess that’s the biggest problem with SharePoint is that it isn’t ready to go out of the box. It takes a lot of dev work to compete.

Products used in the project (all that apply):  Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007,  ESX.

Project description:  I fired up SharePoint sites for a data and voice support teams to interact and move tickets back and forth.  They actually still use it as they move off to Heat.  No one really disliked SharePoint but no one fell in love with it either.  One surprising win was that we fired up Project Web Access on top of SharePoint, and that has been a huge hit with our PMs.

Were the objective stated at the beginning satisfied?  Did you solve the problem?  The objective was satisfied, however Xerox won out and no one really liked SharePoint enough to stick with it through much of a pilot.  The exception being Project Server.

Are you going to save money?  How much over how many years?  Not Applicable.

What do you think about the IT Pro Momentum program?  Would you have done this project without the IT Pro Momentum program? Any suggestions for improvements are appreciated.  We tried to make this as easy as possible on everyone.  Very helpful, I think I used free support here for help with SharePoint workflows.

Harold Wong

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