Government



Build Custom SharePoint Solutions without the Cost and Time of Custom Coding

Quick Apps allowed us to produce solutions that appear as custom developed without custom development costs/time.

Line of Business Manager, State & Local Government

Case Study: State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government 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 organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Quick Apps allowed us to produce solutions that appear as custom developed without custom development costs/time.”

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
    • 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 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 2 farms
  • Built the following custom solutions with Quick Apps for SharePoint:
    • Dashboard
    • BI/reporting solution
    • Form-based application
    • Human Resources portal/application
    • Business process or workflow-driven application
    • Mobile/tablet-friendly solution

Results

  • Agrees that list view management is the most valuable capability of Quick Apps for SharePoint.
  • Reduced development and customization time by 61-80% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.
  • Lowered development and customization costs by 81-100% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.