Knowledgewave Consulting Services
Database Strategy: KnowledgeWave offers expert SQL Server consultants for business application design and SQL consulting services. Our SQL consultants combine in-depth knowledge of your business and industry with a detailed understanding of data modeling and business rules as they relate to Microsoft SQL Server technologies. Our consultants can help design, implement, and deploy leading edge SQL solutions, SQL Reporting, SQL Business Intelligence and Crystal Reports Consulting
Assessment and Review Services: If your organization is in the early planning stages for a major operational system, KnowledgeWave can provide SQL Consulting and assessment and review services that provide you with an in-depth evaluation of business requirements, plans, architectures, and designs of operational systems and environments. This early-stage SQL Server consulting service allows you to identify and mitigate risks, and realize the benefits of your application more quickly.
Planning, Architecture, and Design Services: Do you need help building a solution from the ground up? KnowledgeWave will help you create plans for business solutions and technical architecture as well as design infrastructure and mission-critical applications.
Proof-of-Concept / Prototyping Services: Once we have successfully completed the planning and design stage of a solution, KnowledgeWave can provide you with a prototype application and/or data structures to test out the viability of the concept. This service will empower you to mitigate technical risks and/or accelerate the formation of a project team prior to the development or deployment of your IT solution. Our prototypes reflect the high quality of our SQL Consultant's Programming techniques.
SQL Server App Development/Custom Solutions: KnowledgeWave SQL Server Consulting Services can develop the full blown needs of an application development cycle to provide the overall solution to your business needs, using SQL Server and Visual Basic or Access.
Database Disaster Recovery Planning and Implementation: How confident are you in your SQL Disaster Recovery Plan? KnowledgeWave Consultants are available to review and enhance your disaster recovery plans reducing your exposure to data loss.
Database Trouble Shooting, SQL Server Optimization and Performance Tuning: If you already have a Microsoft SQL Server database solution up and running but are experiencing reliability, speed or efficiency problems, our SQL Server Consultants can help you discover the root cause of the problems and provide solutions sets that meet your budget requirements and business needs.
Custom Report & Query Development: Data analysis and reporting are essential tools to help make sound decisions for any company. Knowing where to get your data, reporting it efficiently and effectively, is the key to your success. We will design reports, queries and downloads using the most efficient tables and comprehensive programming logic to get the data you need fast.
SQL System Support & Performance Auditing: Inefficient query writing can have a major impact on system performance and take many hours to run. Queries are analyzed for efficient table selection and optimization standards. SQL Server can slow down and become unreliable as the number of users increase or the size of the database grows. KnowledgeWave has extensive experience tuning SQL Server applications for optimal performance and reliability. Our expert database engineers can find the SQL Server slowdowns and apply proven remedial database design techniques to substantially increase database performance and improve data integrity.
MS Access Migration to SQL: MS Access is great for small projects with just a few users. It's also a great tool to develop custom business applications. However, problems associated with the limitations of MS Access become all too apparent when you need to scale the application to support more features, more data, and more users. This is when it becomes clear that more robust and secure SQL Server database solutions are in order. It's time to convert Access to SQL Server! KnowledgeWave will help you with MS Access to SQL Server migration. Converting MS Access to SQL Server is challenging in some cases, but in many cases, we can connect MS Access to SQL Server directly with your existing MS Access SQL Application.
Migrating Microsoft Excel to SQL: MS Excel provides many powerful tools to design, manage, and analyze custom business information. All too often, MS Excel spreadsheets that are useful to a business get used by more and more people; they grow in features and complexity, get copied, modified and emailed around. Before you know it, the effort to maintain the MS Excel application starts to exceed the business benefits.
When you reach the point when your MS Excel application is out of control, it's time to think seriously about migrating your Excel database application to a relational database application. Converting Excel database spreadsheets to a MS SQL Server database provides a far more structured, repeatable approach for business critical processes and data. KnowledgeWave can upgrade your Excel spreadsheets to MS Access or MS SQL Server, and make your Excel Application more structured, while preserving the functional integrity of the original MS Excel spreadsheet.
In addition to being the largest training center in Vermont, KnowledgeWave offers a full range of software development and workflow solutions to our clients. KnowledgeWave has extensive expertise with .NET (C#, ASP.NET, VB.NET) Application Development and .NET (C# Consulting, ASP.NET Consulting, and VB.NET Consulting), as well as Java. KnowledgeWave .NET developers frequently build VB.NET business application front-end Graphical Interfaces, connected to MSDE and SQL Server back-end databases.
KnowledgeWave is an industry leader in SharePoint training and consulting. Our professionals are recognized experts and experienced consultants on Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies.
SharePoint gives users the ability to organize information, readily access that information, manage documents, and enable efficient collaboration, all in a familiar, browser-based and Microsoft Office integrated environment. We can assist you with all phases and tasks of a SharePoint project, from business and technical design to implementation. We are able to provide a complete project team, or participate on an as-needed basis for those who already have an internal project team. In addition, KnowledgeWave can create a classroom environment at your location and provide customized training for your SharePoint Implementation. We offer end-user training along with technical training to help assist your technical staff.
KnowledgeWave Provides SharePoint Help: KnowledgeWave can provide services to create SharePoint sites that will provide an environment to capture and share ideas, information, communication, and documents. The sites can facilitate team participation in discussions, shared document collaboration, and surveys. Site content can be designed to be accessible from both a Web browser and through clients that support Web Services. Consulting includes the design and use of the document collaboration features which allow for easy check in, check out, and document version control. By integrating Workspaces, Tasks, Forums, Surveys, Blogs, RSS and Wikis, the team can collaborate using all of the modern tools. SharePoint is the perfect place to post weekly reports, memos and goals.
Setup and Configuration: Implementing a Stable, Secure SharePoint Infrastructure can be a difficult task. KnowledgeWave can provide consultants with real world experience to help get your install and configuration done right the first time.
SharePoint Intranet Site: Are you looking to create an Intranet site or replace a stale one? Knowledgewave consultants can provide real world examples and experience to create an Intranet site that will get results.
Share business data without divulging sensitive information: KnowledgeWave can provide consulting services to help design a SharePoint environment that will give your employees access to real-time, interactive Microsoft Office Excel spreadsheets from a Web browser through Excel Services running on Office SharePoint Server 2007. Use these spreadsheets to maintain and efficiently share one central and up-to-date version while helping to protect any proprietary information embedded in the documents (such as financial models).
KnowledgeWave can provide the following
SharePoint Workflow: KnowledgeWave can help clients streamline everyday business activities. We can develop workflows to automate and gain visibility into common business activities such as document review and approval, issue tracking, and signature collection. Forms Services driven solutions make it possible to more securely and accurately collect information both inside and outside the organization without coding any custom applications. This information can then be integrated easily into line-of-business systems, stored in document libraries, used to start workflow processes, or submitted to Web services, thus avoiding duplicate effort and costly errors resulting from manual data entry. Integration with familiar Microsoft Office client applications, e-mail, and Web browsers simplifies the user experience.
Document Management: KnowledgeWave can design and implement the Document Management portion of SharePoint within your company. Document management controls the life cycle of documents in your organization, how they are created, reviewed, published, and consumed, and how they are ultimately disposed of or retained. Although the term "management" implies top-down control of information, an effective document management system should reflect the culture of the organization using it. The tools you use for document management should be flexible, allowing you to tightly control documents' life cycles if that fits your enterprise's culture and goals, but also letting you implement a more loosely structured system if that better suits your enterprise.
A well-designed document management system promotes easy finding and sharing of information. It organizes content in a logical way, and makes it easy to standardize content creation and presentation across an enterprise. It promotes knowledge management and information mining. It helps your organization meet its legal responsibilities. It provides features at each stage of a document's life cycle, from template creation to document authoring, reviewing, publishing, auditing, and ultimately destroying or archiving.
The consulting services that KnowledgeWave offers in the Document Management portion of SharePoint are:
• Identify document management roles
• Analyze document usage
• Plan the organization of documents
• Plan how content moves between locations
• Plan content types
• Plan content control
• Plan workflows
• Plan policies
SharePoint Enterprise Search: As an increasing amount of corporate information is stored in digital form, organizations need tools to find data on intranets and let customers find data on their Web sites, regardless of where data is stored. Microsoft's approach toward this market opportunity, known as enterprise search,has been to develop a single core search technology which the company's product groups then customize for their own audiences. Search data on your file system, in Microsoft Exchange and external web sites.
SharePoint Business Intelligence: Monitor your company’s key performance indicators with web-based dashboards, server-based Excel Services and Excel Web Services API’s, line of business application and data repository integration, and more sophisticated abilities to monitor key performance indicators. Enable business users to build-out simple integration, dashboarding, and PKI monitoring.
InfoPath Forms Services: InfoPath Forms Services is a server technology built on Microsoft Windows SharePoint. It enables users to fill out Microsoft Office InfoPath forms by using a Web browser instead of, or in addition to, the Office InfoPath client program. This allows wider access to forms than was possible with previous versions of Microsoft Office InfoPath. In addition, InfoPath Forms Services provides a central location to store and manage form templates for your organization. KnowledgeWave can develop and deploy InfoPath Forms to assist in automating processes within companies.
KnowledgeWave offers a complete Crystal Reports creation service for your enterprise reporting challenges. Both Crystal Reports and SQL Server Reporting Services are used to extract and manipulate data from a myriad of data sources into powerful, informative and stunningly visual reports to enable effective decision making within organizations to aid profitability and growth. After determining your needs, our consultants will work with you to create, test and implement your reports that engage this service for the creation of new reports, repair of existing reports, report customization, and additional report development.
Migrating to a newer version of Microsoft Office: Looking to upgrade from one version of Microsoft Office to another, but concerned about existing mission-critical systems developed in Word or Excel? KnowledgeWave has the skills and experience to analyze the impact of the Office upgrade, rectify any challenges, and enable you to gain the benefits from your new version.
Converting from WordPerfect to Microsoft Word: KnowledgeWave has the expertise to assist you with your conversion from WordPerfect to Microsoft Word. Our consultants will meet with you to design a program to convert your most critical files so that you can maintain productivity through your conversion.
KnowledgeWave has many years of experience in customizing and automating the operation of Microsoft Word so that organizations can generate their documents accurately and efficiently with a consistent, high-quality appearance. Examples of our services include:
* Creating document templates that implement graphic design layouts.
* Developing custom Visual Basic or macros to automate documents.
* Assisting with styles so that all Word documents have a consistent appearance and a workable numbering system.
* Developing electronic forms in Word or InfoPath.
* Customizing Microsoft Word menus, toolbars and ribbons.
Businesses everywhere use Excel to handle their data processing requirements. Frequently, systems based on Excel usage become a 'mission critical' aspect of operations for tasks such as monthly performance reporting, budgeting, job quoting and sales management. Examples of our services include:
* Developing custom screen interfaces.
* Incorporating production-quality control structures.
* Protecting cells, sheets and workbooks for robust, secure operation.
* Linking to databases to enable Excel to cope with large volumes of data and updates by multiple users.
* Writing VBA macros to automate the operation of Excel.
* Integrating with SharePoint and other applications.
If preparing Microsoft PowerPoint presentations is an important part of your work life, chances are you will benefit from the way KnowledgeWave can customize and automate the operation of PowerPoint.
We have assisted a number of organizations with automated templates for the creation of PowerPoint presentations for sales proposals, business meetings and client account reviews