Dac Systems, a Proudly South African national provider of turnkey solutions based on Microsoft products, has assisted with a seamless upgrade of Microsoft SharePoint Server as part of an infrastructure upgrade project for an insurance services provider in South Africa.

The end result has been access to a rich platform for collaboration, information sharing and document management – as well as access to several new features, architectural changes and product improvements.

The Client required an upgrade of its infrastructure and business platform to support the Company’s growth and to handle the increasing volume of data on its systems.

The main requirement was a solution that offers scalability and flexibility, along with agility and control. At the same time management wanted the assurance of a solution that could offer collaboration and access to information that is readily available in a secure location.

The Company’s growth required technology that could help facilitate organised documentation, mobile accessibility and security.

Cultivating benefit from new SharePoint version

Dac Systems introduced a SharePoint upgrade as the solution to address requirements, specifically the new version. Multi-tenancy and a reduction of infrastructure costs are just two of the benefits the customer can expect from this upgrade.

Aldo van Tonder, Solutions Executive, Dac Systems, says the decision was made to take on board a solution – and relevant services, that can expand as the Company expands and that would add immediate value through a proper architected SharePoint solution.

“Microsoft SharePoint upgrade deployment is a highly strategic choice. Its infrastructure has been upgraded to accommodate growth and this deployment will enable it to run its various systems effectively in order to streamline operation,” says van Tonder.

Through a stringent selection process, the Client opted to leverage off the expertise of Dac Systems and its proven methodologies and processes in this area of technology.

Dac Systems core focus is in helping clients to extract the maximum value from investment in Microsoft technologies. This is done by implementing a tried & tested strategy based on the most relevant technical expertise, a thorough understanding of current and emerging systems and core architecture designs.

Management at the insurance services firm have affirmed the difference made by the SharePoint upgrade, particularly in terms of productivity. The company is very pleased with the service and support from Dac Systems.