Insurance



Reduce development time/resources with Quest Quick Apps for SharePoint

[Quick Apps gives us] the ability to customize SharePoint for our users with out a lot of development time/resources.

Sandy Ulrich, Programmer/Analyst Supervisor, Pharmacists Mutual Companies

DIY SharePoint Customization—Empower Business Users to Self-Serve

Quick Apps for SharePoint has allowed end users to have more control of their business in SharePoint without needing IT to be involved.

IT Professional, Small Business Insurance Company

Code-free SharePoint List Rollups

We significantly reduced the amount of custom code and technical solutions needed to provide rollups and charting within our SharePoint intranet site. Multiple power users are now building out enhancements to their sites using the qListView web part. This would have required a developer working with the business in each example in the past.

IT Manager, Medium Enterprise Insurance Company

Case Study: Pharmacists Mutual Companies

Introduction

This case study of Pharmacists Mutual Companies is based on a June 2013 survey of Quick Apps for SharePoint (formerly Web Parts for SharePoint) customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“[Quick Apps gives us] the ability to customize SharePoint for our users with out a lot of development time/resources.”

Challenges

  • Deployed Quick Apps for SharePoint to solve for the following operational challenges:
    • User frustration with out-of-the-box limitations
    • The overwhelming volume of customization requests for IT and developers from end users
    • The high cost of custom development
    • The long amount of time needed for custom development
    • A limitation of in-house development resources
    • The difficulty in supporting and maintaing custom code in the long-term
    • The difficulty of upgrading custom-coded apps when new SharePoint versions come out
  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint for the following reasons:
    • To get more from their SharePoint investment
    • To reduce development costs
    • To simplify development process

Use Case

  • SharePoint environment has 2 farms.
  • Built the following custom solutions with Quick Apps for SharePoint:
    • Dashboard
    • Form-based application
    • Project management site
    • Help Desk management application
    • Business process or workflow-driven application
    • Public-facing web site
    • Mobile/tablet-friendly solution

Results

  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint over the following tools:
    • SharePoint Designer
    • InfoPath
    • Visual Studio
  • Agrees the form web part is the most valuable capability of Quick Apps for SharePoint.
  • Reduced development and customization time by 21-40% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.
  • Lowered development and customization costs by 21-40% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.

Case Study: Small Business Insurance Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business insurance company is based on a June 2013 survey of Quick Apps for SharePoint (formerly Web Parts for SharePoint) customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Quick Apps for SharePoint has allowed end users to have more control of their business in SharePoint without needing IT to be involved.”

Challenges

  • Deployed Quick Apps for SharePoint to solve for the following operational challenges:
    • User frustration with out-of-the-box limitations
    • The overwhelming volume of customization requests for IT and developers from end users
    • The high cost of custom development
    • The long amount of time needed for custom development
    • A limitation of in-house development resources
    • The difficulty in supporting and maintaing custom code in the long-term
  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint for the following reasons:
    • To get more from their SharePoint investment
    • To empower end users to make their own customizations & free up IT resources
    • To accelerate development cycles
    • To reduce the time and cost spent on application support and maintenance
    • To ensure upgradeability of custom applications

Use Case

  • SharePoint environment has > 6 farms.
  • Built the following custom solutions with Quick Apps for SharePoint:
    • Dashboard
    • BI/reporting solution
    • Form-based application
    • Project management site
    • Business process or workflow-driven application

Results

  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint over the following tools:
    • SharePoint Designer
    • Visual Studio
    • Bamboo
    • KWizCom
    • CorasWorks
  • Agrees the charting is the most valuable capability of Quick Apps for SharePoint.
  • Reduced development and customization time by 41-60% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.
  • Lowered development and customization costs by 41-60% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Insurance Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise insurance company is based on a June 2013 survey of Quick Apps for SharePoint (formerly Web Parts for SharePoint) customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We significantly reduced the amount of custom code and technical solutions needed to provide rollups and charting within our Intranet. Multiple power users are now building out enhancements to their sites using the qListView. This would have required a developer working with the business in each example in the past.”

Challenges

  • Deployed Quick Apps for SharePoint to solve for the following operational challenges:
    • User frustration with out-of-the-box limitations
    • The high cost of custom development
    • The long amount of time needed for custom development
    • A limitation of in-house development resources
    • The difficulty in supporting and maintaing custom code in the long-term
    • The difficulty of upgrading custom-coded apps when new SharePoint versions come out
  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint for the following reasons:
    • To get more from their SharePoint investment
    • To empower end users to make their own customizations & free up IT resources
    • To accelerate development cycles
    • To reduce development costs
    • To simplify development process
    • To reduce the time and cost spent on application support and maintenance
    • To ensure upgradeability of custom applications

Use Case

  • SharePoint environment has 4 farms.
  • Built the following custom solutions with Quick Apps for SharePoint:
    • Dashboard
    • BI/reporting solution
    • Project management site

Results

  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint over the following tools:
    • SharePoint Designer
    • InfoPath
    • Visual Studio
    • Bamboo
  • Agrees the selector/data filtering is the most valuable capability of Quick Apps for SharePoint.
  • Reduced development and customization time by 41-60% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.
  • Lowered development and customization costs by 61-80% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.