Manufacturing



Rapidly Rebuild Lotus Notes Applications without Custom Code

Previously we used Lotus Notes. Now we are (almost) able to get the same functionality in SharePoint thanks to Quest Quick Apps. We are able to fulfill many user requests which otherwise would not be made due to the cost and effort involved in making custom solutions.

Engineer, Large Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Bring Business-Critical LOB Data into SharePoint Quickly and Easily

Quick Apps is used to give us a quick overview of LOB data directly in SharePoint dashboards.

IT Architect, Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise industrial manufacturing 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 is used to give us a quick overview of LOB data directly in SharePoint dashboards.”

Challenges

  • Deployed Quick Apps for SharePoint to solve for the following operational challenges:
    • The high cost of custom development
    • The long amount of time needed for custom development
  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint for the following reasons:
    • To get more from their SharePoint investment
    • To simplify development process

Use Case

  • SharePoint environment has 1 farm.
  • Built the following custom solutions with Quick Apps for SharePoint:
    • Dashboard
    • Form-based application

Results

  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint over the following tools:
    • SharePoint Designer
    • Visual Studio
  • Agrees the charting is the most valuable capability of Quick Apps for SharePoint.
  • Reduced development and customization time by > 100% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.
  • Lowered development and customization costs by > 100% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.

Case Study: Large Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise industrial manufacturing 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.

“Previously we used Lotus Notes. Now we are (almost) able to get the same functionality in SharePoint thanks to Quest Quick Apps. We are able to fulfill many user requests which otherwise would not be made due to the cost and effort involved in making custom solutions.”

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 increase user adoption
    • To accelerate development cycles
    • To reduce development costs
    • To simplify development process
    • To reduce the time and cost spent on application support and maintenance

Use Case

  • SharePoint environment has 1 farm.
  • Built the following custom solutions with Quick Apps for SharePoint:
    • Project management site
    • Business process or workflow-driven application

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.