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With your Software Assurance (SA) benefits, Microsoft will directly pay SimplePortals to provide SharePoint consulting services through its SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS) program. This will allowing you to offset the cost of planning a SharePoint deployment. Microsoft FinancingSharePoint Deployment Planning Services Firm.

What is SharePoint Deployment Planning Services?
  • SDPS enables customers to get more value out of something that is already paid for, their software assurance investment
  • SDPS gives customers answers to the “if”, “where”, and “how” to deploy SharePoint, with answers coming directly from Microsoft experts, the partners delivering SDPS engagements
  • SDPS offers an engagement that is customized to the needs of the customer (collaboration, portals, ECM workflow or enterprise search)
  • SDPS offers piece of mind to customers by ensuring their deployment plan will be created by a credible and certified partner
Program Highlights
  • Microsoft pays partners to deliver the service
  • Partners receive the SDPS tools, training and support to help customers deploy SharePoint and increase their revenue in the process
Microsoft SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS) is a software assurance benefit for customers, which is a pre-defined paid service offering delivered by us to plan your effective SharePoint deployment. This service offers our customers a 1, 3, 5, 10 or 15 day deployment planning service based on their individual software assurance benefit level. Customers will work with us as an approved SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS) Service Provider to develop a customized SharePoint Portal Server deployment plan for their specific environment. SDPS helps minimize the cost of up-front partner investment and pre-sales planning and helps customers get a SharePoint deployment plan in place, opening the door for increased partner service revenue opportunity.

As a certified SharePoint Deployment Planning Services firm and Microsoft Gold Partner, you can use our services for your Migration to SharePoint 2010. Our SharePoint Consultants would be happy to explain how this Microsoft-program works.

What does the service offer to customers?

This service offers customers a 1, 3, 5, 10 or 15 day deployment planning service based on their individual software assurance benefit level as shown below –

SDPS Engagement 1-Day 3-Day 5-Day 10-Day 15-Day
Strategy Briefing X X X X X
Architectural Design Session X
(3 days)
(3 days)
(3 days)
(3 days)
(3 days)
Deployment Planning     X
(2 days)
(2 days)
(2 days)
Proof of Concept in the customer’s environment focused on a single capability: ECM Enterprise Search, Portals & Collaboration.       X
(5 days)
(10 days)

Customers will work with a pre-qualified Microsoft SharePoint Deployment Planning Services partner to develop a customized SharePoint Portal Server deployment plan for their specific environment.

What are the benefits of SDPS for Customers?

  • Customers get more value from their Software Assurance (SA) investment: This benefit is available at five levels: 1, 3, 5, 10, and 15-day engagement plans that are best aligned for their organization size.
  • High quality, professional, personalized service: Pre-qualified SDPS program partners provide the knowledge and expertise needed to successfully deploy SharePoint based on the customer’s unique needs and environment and complementing the customer’s strategic business direction.
  • Evaluate how SharePoint can best strengthen business processes in their organizations: SDPS helps customers identify a roadmap for transformation and management of their current collaborative strategies. Customers will benefit from understanding the value of an improved business productivity infrastructure based on SharePoint as it relates to the six key capabilities of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server:
    • Collaboration
    • Portals
    • Web and Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
    • Enterprise Search (ES)
    • Workflow
    • Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Receive SharePoint best practices and tools from Microsoft: Partners leverage best practices for SharePoint deployment by analyzing the customer environment and providing tools and technologies that help customers manage SharePoint implementation and manage the migration of data.
  • Customized roadmap to deployment: The deployment plan provides a comprehensive assessment of the customer’s infrastructure, and recommends a business plan, timelines, and resources for successful technology integration. A Proof of Concept (POC) offering is available for longer SDPS engagements.
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