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SharePoint 2016 On-Premise

EPC Group offers SharePoint 2016 On-Premises consulting services for each and every phase and milestone required for a successful implementation to meet any business or technical requirement. From initial planning all the way through design, implementation, configuration, customization, go-live as well as post go-live support and long-term SharePoint managed services. EPC Group’s Hybrid Cloud Advisory services also ensure your deployment is cloud-compatible and scalable to meet the long-term needs of your organization and ensure it is done right the very first time. EPC Group also provides for consulting services from non-SharePoint based platforms into SharePoint 2016 as we cover the full spectrum of technology solutions to meet any existing environment (Documentum, LiveLink etc.) you may have in your goal to successfully procure a SharePoint 2016 environment for your organization.

Office 365

EPC Group’s Office 365 consulting services provide for a 360-degree turn-key implementation from initial planning to deployment. EPC Group will work with you to implement a new deployment or migrate away from your current infrastructure  into a secure and seamless Office 365 platform which can include SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Lync as well as the review of any compliance and security concerns and be there for post go-live support as well as long-term Office 365 managed services.

SharePoint Online

As with EPC Group’s deep expertise in SharePoint on-premise deployments, we also provide for the same industry leading SharePoint Online implementation capability around each and every element of the platform. EPC Group will provide you with a turn-key deployment whether you are implementing a new SharePoint Online environment or require migration consulting services for your existing SharePoint on-premises into SharePoint Online. EPC Group also provides for consulting services from non-SharePoint based platforms into SharePoint Online as we cover the full spectrum of technology solutions (Documentum, LiveLink etc.) to meet any exisiting needs and help to successfully achieve your goal of procuring a SharePoint online environment for your organization.

Custom Development: Apps, .NET Custom Solutions

Our industry leading development practice covers the full spectrum of SharePoint 2016 on-premise (new SharePoint 2016 App model, APIs, Workflow Manager) as well as Office 365 (new SharePoint 2016 App model + Office 365 API Tools) SharePoint Online, Microsoft Azure, the complete .NET Framework, mobile development, OAuth, REST, and OData (BCS\LOB data) for any architectural model via our Hybrid development approach.

Business Intelligence: PerformancePoint, Power BI, KPIs

With the new technology releases from Microsoft, Business Intelligence can come in the form of a combination of SQL Server and non-SQL Server data sources and the delivery intelligence through SharePoint 2016, Office 365 (Power BI), SharePoint Online and Microsoft Office. EPC Group has deep expertise in accessing external line-of-business (LOB) systems as well as working with the BCS via APIs and OData both on-premise, cloud-based or via a Hybrid Business Intelligence architecture to ensure your BI effort is scalable and forward-compatible to meet your business and technology roadmap requirements.

Skype for Business | Unified Communications

EPC Group provides for Skype for Business and Unified Communication consulting services for an on-premise Lync Server deployment as well as for a cloud-based Skype For Business Online implementation. EPC Group also provides for consulting and deployment expertise for Hybrid Lync deployments that may require federation, reverse proxy, advanced networking architecture as well as compliance and Lync governance. EPC Group also provides for configuration for dial-in conferencing and organizations who want to move away from an existing meeting platform, such as Webex, into a fully integrated Lync communication solution.

SQL Server 2012/2014/2016

Regardless of whether your organization requires complex database architecture design, SharePoint 2016 SQL optimization, shredded storage, custom .NET application back-end data sources development or SQL Server upgrade consulting, EPC Group’s extensive experience captures all areas of SQL Server including the new In-Memory OLTP engine. EPC Group’s consulting services also includes connectivity to external line-of-business (LOB) data sources as well as working with SharePoint 2016 and the BCS via custom APIs or OAuth. Our Business Intelligence (BI) services around SQL Server provide for expertise around developing custom reports as well as working with SSRS, PerformancePoint, Power BI or for custom BI solutions tailored to meet your exact needs whether on-premises, cloud-based or in a Hybrid architecture.

Dynamics CRM

EPC Group uses leading CRM technologies such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Salesforce to build comprehensive integrations with Microsoft SharePoint 2016 and Office 365. Our Hybrid services model enables the rapid and cost effective extension and integration of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform with your suite of Microsoft technologies and non-Microsoft technologies. We work with organizations across industries to configure, customize and implement Microsoft Dynamics CRM as well as extending and integrating into Microsoft SharePoint. EPC Group’s Hybrid services approach enables us to rapidly and cost-effectively extend the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform to develop applications that are ideally suited to manage your specific business processes. We assist with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Implementation, Integration, Migration and Development both on-premise and in the cloud. We work alongside organizations to customize and configure Microsoft Dynamics CRM to meet specific business and user needs.

Disaster Recovery (DR) | Business Continuity Services

EPC Group has over 15+ years of experience in developing disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity management (BCM) strategies for clients around the globe. EPC Group develops disaster recovery strategies for organization’s SharePoint 2016 platforms as well as Business Intelligence EnvironmentsHybrid Office 365 implementationsSQL Server and custom applications as well as a wide array of enterprise critical systems. EPC Group takes into consideration many different factors as well as the existing DR strategies your organization may already have in place. These factors can differ based on the business vertical your organization is in which can add external factors around legal and regulatory compliance as well as how IT and the business view the criticality of the SharePoint or other enterprise platforms and whether or not it is mission critical.

Azure

EPC Group has been on the forefront of Microsoft Azure consulting and development as our Hybrid Cloud Advisory services provide for the full spectrum of your Microsoft Azure needs from initial review and planning to deployment to meet a wide range of business and technical requirements. Whether you are wanting to utilize Azure services for virtual machines, SQL databases, Active Directory, Hadoop or even Azure’s new media streaming services, EPC Group’s industry leading expertise will be able to meet your specific needs with your organization’s required service level agreements (SLAs) in mind. EPC Group also offers compliance and regulatory consulting services as well as disaster recovery (DR) planning and migration to Azure and even migration away from Azure should the platform not fit your long-term business and IT roadmap needs. EPC Group will guide you through each area of Microsoft Azure to provide for knowledge transfer around identity management, compliance, DR, development, pricing and data storage as well as long-term Microsoft Azure managed services. EPC Group will also review and provide you with licensing strategies around Microsoft Azure’s BYOD (bring your own license) through Microsoft license mobility via software assurance, which will allow you to utilize your organization’s own Microsoft Server licensing within Microsoft Azure without additional licensing fees.

Microsoft Project Server

EPC Group’s time tested and industry leading consultants recognize what it takes to successfully implement Project Server for organization and initiatives of all sizes. We excel in providing organizations with the guidance, consulting, mentoring and knowledge transfer for what is needed to implement a best practice and scalable Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solution utilizing Project Server 2013 as well as migrating from legacy Project Server 2010 or 2007 platforms. EPC Group employs experienced project managers and consultants who utilize Microsoft Project Server in their everyday duties. Each and every project at EPC Group is managed internally using our enterprise Project Server implementation. Our main goal is to help our clients plan, initiate, staff and keep projects on track within a given timeline, within budget and within a defined scope all while ensuring quality delivery. We offer a range of services for Project Server 2013 and 2010, including support and migration from Project Server 2007, in order to manage your projects and responsibilities. EPC Group also has vast experience in business intelligence around developing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and advanced analytics for executive dashboards and project reports for multiple audiences and we have completed hundreds of enterprise deployments of Project Server to meet the goals of our clients Enterprise Project Management (EPM) initiatives. Throughout the engagement, we work alongside you and your team to produce best practices and custom solutions, project plans and business processes to ensure your satisfaction with the outcome of your executed solution. EPC Group is not only the national top SharePoint firm but also a leader in enterprise Project Server (EPM) solutions to implement an integrated solution within your organization.

Mobility & BYOD

EPC Group provides mobility, BYOD, and mobile device management (MDM) consulting services that will help increase user adoption and open new possibilities to your organization’s user base and increase the long-term success of your SharePoint 2016, Office 365, Microsoft Azure, or custom application development initiative. EPC Group approaches the information architecture (IA) and security design of your organization’s user base from a device-centric view. EPC Group will provide for a common user experience which is both device and browser agnostic. We deliver our time tested “from the consulting trenches” strategies and related policies for your organization which follow a Responsive Web Design (RWD) user interface (UI) design for your SharePoint 2016 or Office 365 sites, communities and branding elements, as well as in all aspects of custom development. EPC Group’s SharePoint responsive web design (SPRWD) methodology, a SharePoint specific responsive design approach, will provide your organization’s users an optimal viewing experience with common “content reading areas” and device/browser agnostic navigation that will allow for functions such as panning, scrolling and resizing across devices.

System Center 2016

Our services provide for a the installation, configuration as well as support for System Center 2016 for your organization’s Windows Service, SharePoint, Exchange, SQL Server and Microsoft Azure resources. EPC Group’s consulting services will enable System Center 2016 to provide a comprehensive way for you to manage your organization’s environmental infrastructure as well as the connected devices and services. We also provide for additional Microsoft Intune apps and workload optimization and analytics for real-time monitoring of mission critical applications as well as the resources, whether physical, virtual or Hybrid, which they reside on for your organization.

Branding & Responsive Web Design (RWD)

EPC Group’s branding and responsive web design (RWD) consulting and development services offer your organization a governed custom “look and feel” that is both browser and device agnostic. Our approach combines over a decade of custom development experience with EPC Group’s industry leading SharePoint, Office 365, and custom application business analysts to ensure the underlying business requirements are translated into the master pages, templates and other custom design elements. EPC Group will work with you to define the goals of the organization and departments, such as marketing or corporate communications, who may own the design and provide examples of past branding initiatives and mockups to ensure there is a clear understanding of the “art of the possible.” EPC Group’s branding consultants and graphic designers work closely with you to review individual branding and custom requirements and then compare them with the out-of-the-box capabilities of SharePoint 2016, Office 365 or SharePoint 2016, Office 365 or SharePoint Online to define the exact level of effort required to deviate from any native features to meet your specific branding elements. Many of our clients gain a great deal of insight through this approach to understand what is available out-of-the-box versus the granular requirements they have defined and then, together with EPC Group, review what will provide the most ROI for the available branding budget.

Exchange: On-Premise, Online & Hybrid

EPC Group offers a full range of consulting, configuration and support services for Exchange regardless of whether your deployment resides on-premises, online or with Hybrid variables. We also have deep expertise in eDiscovery and Exchange integration with SharePoint at many different level that include full enterprise content management or records management retention requirements that may exist between the two platforms. EPC Group provides for migration services both to and from on-premise or cloud-based environments and we have extensive managed services offerings for Exchange that will take into consideration your current as well as future requirements and underlying technology roadmap.

Identity Management

EPC Group’s extensive knowledge of the identity management covers Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) and Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) as well as Microsoft’s latest technology roadmap updates. Microsoft is moving away from the Forefront product line and into Azure Active Directory.

EPC Group consulting services cover all areas of Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) as well as Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) and Microsoft’s new claims-first approach. EPC Group’s team can also provide you with the proper architecture design, implementation and any custom development you require via REST API endpoints and the Azure Authentication Library which allows for secure sharing of tokens for secure API calls to meet your organization’s most granular technical needs.

Managing and securing information is vital to any organization’s success. EPC Group’s experts will deliver our “from the consulting trenches” methodologies and proven architecture strategies around federated identity management solutions for a seamless authentication and authorization experience.

Microsoft Intune

EPC Group’s focus on security, compliance and identity management has assisted us in becoming leading experts in Microsoft Intune. Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based device management service to manage security and when deployed with System Center 2016, it allows for powerful management for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and MDM scenarios your organization may be facing.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

EPC Group has been involved in a wide range of Amazon Web Services (AWS) initiatives and our Hybrid Cloud Advisory practice guides your organization’s AWS initiative from planning and procurement to configuration, implementation and migration. We provide our clients with seamless integration & deployments and deep knowledge of the AWS infrastructure services which allows them to run Microsoft Windows Server applications and preconfigured virtual machines (VMs). EPC Group can not only assist you in developing and hosting custom .NET applications within the AWS infrastructure but also provide expertise around enterprise deployments of SharePoint 2016, Exchange and SQL Server 2012/2014/2016. We will also review and provide you with licensing strategies around AWS’s Microsoft license mobility through software assurance which will allow you to utilize your organization’s own Microsoft Server licensing within AWS without additional licensing fees.

Documentum

With EPC Group’s 15+ years of enterprise content management (ECM) and records management (RM) experience, we have been involved in a large number of enterprise initiatives where organizations are utilizing multiple enterprise solutions within their environment to meet underlying business requirements. EPC Group provides for deep integration experience with EMC’s Documentum to meet specific scenarios and business cases for our clients. We have 10+ years of experience working with organizations who want to continue to utilize both SharePoint and Documentum for separate business functions where EPC Group is engaged to provide for seamless integration, records retention enforcement and workflow development to allow for the end user experience your organization desires. EPC Group also has a great deal of expertise in search integration between SharePoint and Documentum as well as migrating organizations completely away from Documentum and into a true SharePoint Server 2013 ECM or RM platform while maintaining the existing records retention schedule and compliance required.  EPC Group also has experience in very simlar scenarios with OpenText|LiveLink, FileNet, eRoom, SAP and other legacy platforms.

OpenText

As mentioned above, with EPC Group’s 15+ years of enterprise content management (ECM) and records management (RM) experience, we have been involved in a large number of enterprise initiatives where organizations are utilizing multiple enterprise solutions within their environment to meet underlying business requirements. EPC Group provides for deep integration experience with OpenText Information Management platform(s) to meet specific scenarios and business cases for our clients. We have 10+ years of experience working with organizations who want to continue to utilize both SharePoint and OpenText solutions for separate business functions where EPC Group is engaged to provide for seamless integration, records retention enforcement and workflow development to allow for the end user experience your organization desires. EPC Group also has a great deal of expertise in search integration between SharePoint and OpenText solutions as well as migrating organizations completely away from OpenText and into a true Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013/2016 ECM or RM platform while maintaining the existing records retention schedule and compliance required.  EPC Group also has experience in very similar scenarios with Documentum, FileNet, eRoom, SAP and other legacy platforms.

Windows 10

With the new updates in Windows 10, organizations are now planning and upgrading their older Windows 7 operating systems into Microsoft’s new OS. EPC Group will work with you to review your organization’s existing Windows devices as well as perform compatibility tests for the applications and solutions that are core to your business to ensure your upgrade path is efficient and painless to your users.

EPC Group will work with your key stakeholders as well as provide train-the-trainer sessions for your organization’s IT members regarding the overall upgrade processes to ensure there is a governed base “Windows 10 image” that can be deployed to automate the OS settings, domain and network configurations and application settings and ensure your organization is secure and compliant throughout all your devices.

EPC Group will ensure that the browser updates in the new Internet Explorer do not cause issues with your existing SharePoint, Project Server or other custom applications and that any software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings your organization utilizes on a day-to-day basis are compatible with your new OS rollout.

Oracle

EPC Group’s integration services for Oracle applications and databases into Microsoft SharePoint 2016 enables your organization’s users to seamlessly access and collaborate on data from one centralized and secure location. Our expertise around the Oracle databases and application will provide your organization with a seamless experience to connect content, users and processes. EPC Group has over a decade of experience in integrating SharePoint with non-SharePoint based systems and other line-of-business (LOB) data sources and we will ensure this integration is done right, the very first time. EPC Group’s team of experts understands the underlying technical and business related questions that must be addressed as well as the user experience that must be obtained in order to ensure that end-user adoption and true ROI is gained from initiating an Oracle and SharePoint integration effort. EPC Group also has industry leading experience in very similar scenarios with Documentum, OpenText|LiveLink, FileNet, eRoom , SAP and other legacy platforms.

IT Roadmap Development & Consulting Services

EPC Group’s SharePoint 2016 and Office 365 consulting services and solutions focus on all facets and elements of your organization’s implementation to ensure its success. From the very beginning, we focus on addressing mobilityscalabilitycompliance and governance in your organization’s SharePoint 2016, Office 365 and/or SharePoint Online initiative. SharePoint 2016 and/or Office 365 grows in content and user requests at a much faster pace than planned. It is critical to have your support model and defined processes in place for managing end-user requests in the early stages of your SharePoint initiative. By thinking in terms of SharePoint as a Service (SPaaS) or SharePoint as a Platform (SPaaP) that will grow in size and importance over time, will help instill the strategy of SharePoint offering “services” to your organization and will open up the Hybrid SharePoint \ Office 365 implementation mindset.

SAP

EPC Group offers integration services for SAP applications and Microsoft SharePoint 2016 to allow your users to seamlessly access and collaborate on data from one centralized and secure location. Our expertise around the SAP applications and specific business cases for the integration of data as well as increased compliance will provide your organization with a seamless experience to connect content, users and processes. EPC Group has over a decade of experience in integrating SharePoint with non-SharePoint based systems and other line-of-business (LOB) data sources and we will ensure this integration is done right, the very first time. We understand the underlying technical and business related questions that must be addressed as well as the user experience that must be obtained in order to ensure end-user adoption and true ROI is gained from initiating a SAP and SharePoint integration effort. Our experts have experience in integrating organization’s supply chain, finance and other key department’s data sources with SharePoint using both the Duet Enterprise solution as well as custom API and other tailored integration options to meet your organization’s specific business need.

EPC Group also has experience in very similar scenarios with Documentum, OpenText|LiveLink, FileNet, eRoom, Oracle and other legacy platforms which enables us to ask the right questions and implement the right technology solutions that will stand the test of time.

Yammer | Social Strategies | My Sites | Communities

EPC Group’s social consulting expertise centers around Yammer, My Sites and Communities in SharePoint 2016, Office 365 and SharePoint Online as well as individually via a custom Yammer-integrated platform. Our social consulting offerings provide strategies for both the business and technology sides of a successful social implementation involving Yammer, My Sites or Communities as well as custom development via the Yammer APIs within .NET and REST endpoints.

EPC Group has a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to successfully implement Yammer across disparate business applications by providing a common conversation layer that also works seamlessly within SharePoint 2016, Office 365 or SharePoint Online. EPC Group’s social governance strategies for SharePoint 2016’s My Site and Communities also provide with the peace of mind knowing that there are procedures in place for not only an instance of inappropriate content sharing but for the protection of intellectual property (IP) as well as the sharing of sensitive PHI, PII or HIPAA data.

EPC Group has assisted our clients with offices in the EU with the added compliance features to block specific fields within My Sites to comply with international regulations while still allowing our client’s North America offices to view these fields. EPC Group also provides for OneDrive governance strategies to ensure Hybrid cloud environments data is protected and the underlying configurations are set as well as managed. EPC Group has implemented over 500 SharePoint My Site deployments dating back to SharePoint 2003’s initial introduction of the personal site and we have since successfully implemented My Site initiatives across the globe. EPC Group’s expertise extends to the new Communities feature and related site to offer knowledge management (KM) and communities of practice (CoP) within a centralized SharePoint 2016, Office 365 or SharePoint Online environment.