Intranet Portal Development

Organization leverage a secure intranet for a variety of reasons including sharing internal company information, human resource functions, document management, collaborating on sales proposals and marketing campaigns, internal forecasting and reporting, automating internal workflows, and providing team sites for collaboration on special projects.  The company intranet mirrors and helps shape the culture and productivity of an organization.  With branding, creativity, and social features, the intranet has become the company water cooler with the latest and greatest information.

While each organization is unique, there are some common best practices when designing an intranet portal.  Critical decisions need to be made regarding the taxonomy, governance and customizations to match how a company is organized and functions.  It’s also important to provide a high level of self-service when it comes to content management.  Properly deploying features for search, document management and retention, and social collaboration also requires experience to ensure the site can be administered effectively.  Brainspire has used a variety of platforms to build company intranets including SharePoint / SharePoint Online, custom solutions with a variety of 3rd party plugins, and other content management systems (CMS).

Brainspire applies our Development Framework to developing custom intranet portals with an iterative approach to ensure each client’s site meets their prioritized needs and are maintainable, thriving and dynamic to support the business for years to come.   For example, a large, Denver based oil and gas exploration company hired Brainspire to customize a SharePoint intranet for their organization.  Spending some planning time up front with a few key people in the organization, Brainspire mocked up the new intranet site, paying close attention to how they were organized, their internal processes and department features including security, document management and an executive dashboard page.  The site taxonomy and governance policies were finalized and a few creative branding templates were presented for the final decision.  An initial production site was released quickly with iterative pages and features being added in the following months.  Content was migrated from various shared drives to create a vast amount of organized, searchable content.  While training sessions were provided across the company, the site was so intuitive to use that most employees opted out of the sessions.

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  • Custom Application Development
    Custom Application Development
  • Data & Business Intelligence
    Data & Business Intelligence
  • Portals & Website Applications
    Portals & Website Applications
  • Application Integration
    Application Integration
  • Mobile Development
    Mobile Development
  • Cloud Based Software Development
    Cloud Based Software Development
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Custom Application Development

Brainspire Solutions creates full stack custom software applications that perfectly match your company’s needs. Why settle for out of the box software that doesn’t meet your exact needs when you can have a solution the precisely meets how you work. Our consultants drive the process for capturing requirements, providing an estimate, planning, architecture & development and solution delivery.

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Data & Business Intelligence

Brainspire’s business intelligence consultants work onsite with our customers to understand exactly what questions you have and what answers you are looking for. The best and fastest way to understand your needs and provide solutions is to be “in” your business, bridging the gap between your business goals and your technical systems and raw data. Seldom does the “canned” report provide the detailed insight decision makers are looking for. Brainspire will work side by side with you to provide dashboards, reports, and analytics using the latest business intelligence, predictive analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques.

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Portals & Website Applications

A company’s website is the world’s window into an organization and should accurately represent the essence of the mission, goals, culture and operations. Not only should it be appealing from a visual standpoint, it needs to function flawlessly from a usability and performance standpoint on a desktop, tablet or mobile device. Quality sites can’t simply function as digital brochures; they must attract visitors and engage new and loyal customers. This holds true for public sites, company intranets and secure extranet portals.

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Application Integration

Brainspire develops software solutions to integrate your organization’s internal, standalone applications, and your applications with key external business partners. Growing organizations tend to rely on off-the-shelf software, software as a service (SaaS) and custom built solutions to drive their business – but rarely does the chosen, out of the box, software solution work with other systems within or outside the business. This lack of cohesive integration creates manual processes that are time consuming, error prone and expensive.

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Mobile Development

Today, more users access the web through a mobile device than from a laptop or desktop computer. For this reason, it is critical that software applications are efficiently usable from a tablet or a smart phone for today’s workforce. As a custom software development firm, Brainspire leverages a variety of tools to build highly customized applications that function on countless devices. These solutions include native, hybrid and mobile web applications that can be used either when connected or not. Each business use case is unique, and the mobile requirements, and form factors, need to be considered when creating a custom mobile solution.

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Cloud Based Software Development

Cloud environments offer the greatest opportunity for modernizing software applications while reducing costs and time to market.  Brainspire Solutions has developed and deployed web applications leveraging AWS, Azure and Google Cloud environments as well as private clouds.  The ability to quickly provision identical Development, Test, Stage and Production environments ensures projects get off to a fast start in secure and scalable environments.  Developing and promoting code within a cloud environment through continuous integration reduces development time and improves quality.

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