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OfficeLabs – Who Are We?
When we set out our vision for OfficeLabs, it was for a clear, coherent approach to consultancy. After more than a decade of significant technical and commercial experience and successful, long-term relationships with large public and private sector organisations, we can proudly say we are the go-to information systems consultancy for businesses that want a provider who can cut through jargon, and simply deliver. We know what we’re doing – our comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft’s software tools and applications have earned us Microsoft Gold and Silver Partner status. And thanks to our expertise in delivering public, private and hybrid cloud solutions, we have attracted central government departments, large enterprises and progressive public sector organisations. Our portfolio is huge, and ranges from designing, building and supporting cloud-based business-critical solutions, to record management, business intelligence and intranet/extranet solutions. Put simply: with OfficeLabs you’re in safe hands, as a provider who understands you – and who you can understand.
Our Cloud Services
The cloud services industry can be overwhelming, and picking a provider is a potentially stressful decision. At OfficeLabs we understand your concerns, which is why we offer three simple services:
- Consultancy – Helping you get the best return from your investment in cloud platforms. If you’ve already bought a service elsewhere but are disappointed with the results, our knowledge will help get it operating efficiently so your money isn’t wasted.
- Implementation – We can design and develop cloud platforms from scratch (or migrate them into your business from elsewhere), and then make sure they run the way your business runs. The cloud should adapt to your business, not vice versa.
- Support – New adoption by your users can be tricky (not everyone likes change!), which is why our 2nd and 3rd level assistance to your internal teams will ensure your cloud-based service is robust and reliable. We’re there for you should the unexpected occur – or even if you simply need to ask a question.
Whether you’re looking for a SharePoint implementation, an intranet or extranet, or even extensive record management offering simple, yet powerful dashboards, OfficeLabs can deliver solutions that provide you with exceptional ROI, delivered to the highest security standards. Let us know what you want to achieve – and we’ll provide the solution, in plain, simple terms.
Unlike some providers, our team take a jargon-free, no-nonsense approach to delivery, which is why customer focus is one of the core principles of OfficeLabs. With a combination of IT and business knowledge, our team will take your requirements and then build a project in collaboration with you and your staff. We firmly believe that new technology adoption is at the heart of positive change within every industry, so the OfficeLabs team will actively work with your users over extended periods of time to make them feel happy in their new environment. Better yet, we’ll show you how to get the most from your data through easy-to-learn business intelligence software.
Compliance and Governance
We’ll help you realise your goals whilst achieving full compliance and governance – so your important data is kept safe. SharePoint can grow quickly, so we will ensure your records are automatically saved with the correct tags and retention policies that meet compliance requirements. A simple, easily managed process also has the added benefit of reassuring your users that they’re doing the right thing with their data, which builds their confidence in the platform.
Whether you need help with your existing platform or are implementing one from scratch, OfficeLabs support can provide help at every step. We have a range of managed services which can be tailored to your business size or user capability. We’ve delivered successful support solutions across the public and private sectors, including the MoD, local and regional government, central government, housing, charities and education. We believe that our name is only as good as our reputation – just ask one of our many referenceable customers!
Working in Partnership
Thanks to a strong partnership with Gimmal Inc., a North American company, OfficeLabs can offer a wide range of SharePoint services and apps which work directly within an out-of-the-box SharePoint environment. From automating site creation to centralising your data quickly and easily, Gimmal’s tools and our expertise in using them provide another reason to choose OfficeLabs. We can make preparation for an audit a simple, streamlined process, rather than a reason to worry.
We know that your business is important to you. It’s also important to us. Our technical capability, excellent customer service and innovation in the cloud arena has made us the strategic partner of choice for many public and private sector customers. If you’re looking for a low-risk and high-value cloud platform, delivered by a company who not only knows the field but can explain it to you in terms you understand, OfficeLabs will deliver.