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SharePoint Trends for 2014

April 3, 2014
By:
Carol
Carol

SharePoint is an application platform that allows you to take control of the content and documents that you put on the Internet. Though the capabilities are present in SharePoint for use with external websites (like the kinds that your customers use to find out more information about your business), most companies have been using SharePoint for Read More...

InfoPath Retirement: The Doctor is In

February 24, 2014
By:
Carol
Carol

SharePoint Consulting Prescribes Solutions to Fit Your Business SharePoint consulting is often not unlike being a doctor. When a patient visits their doctor, she doesn’t assume that penicillin is the fix for everyone who walks in the door. Instead, a cure is recommended based on specific symptoms. The same goes for our customers. When we first engage Read More...

SharePoint Consulting: Solutions to Common BCS Errors

February 4, 2014
By:
Ron
Ron

Solving BCS Errors with SharePoint Consulting My recent SharePoint consulting work has involved working through a few BCS errors. Programmatically accessing BCS External Lists in SharePoint is a bit like working in a parallel universe.  Most list access rules will continue to apply, however there are some very special caveats that one must remember. For the reader’s Read More...

SharePoint Consulting: Workflow Not Found

January 28, 2014
By:
Ron
Ron

Managing New Workflow Manager Installation with SharePoint Consulting I needed to remove a Web Front End (WFE) from a SharePoint farm for development reasons, but afterwards we noticed that workflows stopped working.  To remedy this, I decided to just re-install Workflow Manager on the main WFE.  Though this is not normally a recommended practice, we had few Read More...

SharePoint Consulting: Workflow Strategy

January 14, 2014
By:
Carol
Carol

SharePoint Consulting and Automation SharePoint consulting can be the time saver that your team has been looking for. Automation, what a wonderful thing!  We have become very accustomed to the most mundane tasks taking care of themselves. Consider the washing machine, the dishwasher, cruise control, the thermostat in your house, and everyone’s favorite, automated phone menu systems!  Read More...

SharePoint 2013 and Large Lookup Lists

January 9, 2014
By:
Theresa
Theresa

SharePoint 2013 and an Unexpected Cost of Large Lookup Lists SharePoint 2013 can handle very large lists (given a very restrictive set of requirements). There is however one error that slipped through the cracks from the Microsoft SharePoint development team. When the total number of items in a list exceed 20,000 items (mileage may vary); you Read More...

SharePoint Consulting: Gamification and ROI

December 18, 2013
By:
Matt
Matt

The Return on Investment for SharePoint Consulting In our SharePoint consulting engagements, we often come across interesting problems that can be solved by some amount of customization. This was exactly the case when a change manager from one Upstream client came to Entrance with concerns over educating employees on a new system transition. Pipeline controllers at this Read More...

SharePoint Dashboards: Three Reasons to Build Your One-Stop Shop

December 10, 2013
By:
Carol
Carol

Surfacing Vital Information with SharePoint Dashboards Your Sharepoint dashboard is similar to the dashboard in your car; it contains all the information that is pertinent to your oil and gas operation so you can easily and quickly find what you need. If you haven’t set up your dashboard, it is important to contact a Sharepoint consulting Read More...

SharePoint Consulting: Library and List Thresholds

December 4, 2013
By:
Benjamin
Benjamin

SharePoint Consulting Best Practices Our SharePoint consulting experts have recently run into some problems with SharePoint library and list thresholds that we have been trouble shooting. We’re sharing some of the best practices that we’ve developed as a result to save other users out there some of the trouble! Libraries and List in SharePoint The bottom line for Read More...

SharePoint for Upstream: Workflows

November 25, 2013
By:
Nate
Nate

SharePoint Workflows Some companies may not realize it, but tools like SharePoint are becoming more and more vital to managing a thriving business. Gone are the days of managing workflows through slips of paper or written work orders. Paperwork can easily be lost, misplaced or destroyed, and tasks are overlooked or forgotten. Your Sharepoint Consulting professional can Read More...

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BLOG: The Importance of Aligning Business Units and IT Department

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PAGE: Top 5 Oil and Gas Software Trends of 2014

What Oil and Gas Companies Can Expect in the Coming Wave of Master Data Management, Integration, and Digitization The new frontier of the North American oil and gas boom is being...

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VIDEO: Oil & Gas Paper Nightmares: Making the Transition from Paper to Digital

During a recent panel event, Entrance president Nate Richards, Mike Lantzy of KnowledgeLake, and Ron McAdams (formerly of Black Elk) discuss what to look out for if your upstream company...

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