Modern Workplace

Embracing the digital transformation

Collaboration
& Teamwork

Digital Transformation

Unified Communications

Collaboration & teamwork

Moving into a post-pandemic world, we are all adapting to a new hybrid reality. It’s vital that businesses establish platforms that combine connectivity and communication, enabling people to do their jobs effectively wherever they are.

SharePoint

SharePoint promotes teamwork in your business with a collection of portals and sites which can be a collaboration area for every project team, department, and division. Empower your employees to collaborate effortlessly and securely with team members inside and outside your organisation, across all devices including laptops, desktops, mobile devices.

Our approach to all SharePoint projects from intranet or document management systems to custom application, always follows an identical framework. It is a tried and trusted approach.

Analyse

Analyse your existing environment, process or application with an open and honest discovery session. Involve as many stakeholders as is necessary that can bring value and insights. This allows us to gain a clear understanding of the requirements and expectations of the client along with identifying clear success criteria.

Concept

Proof of concept SharePoint Online portal is shared to validate requirements and ensure
a common goal. We then apply custom branding to all sites matching your corporate branding guidelines.

Build & Improve

Iterative builds of the intranet with various checkpoints and milestones. Secure sites where necessary.

Train and Inform

Reach as many end users as possible with relevant training based on their overall role. Give admins the confidence and ability to become experts.

Go-Live

Official launch of the intranet.

Support

Continued support and assistance to all users no matter what their level and role.

OneDrive

OneDrive for Business is Microsoft’s enterprise level cloud storage for every employee in your business to store, share and access their content from anywhere in the world. Unlike SharePoint, OneDrive for Business is secured per employee, giving each employee the control to store and share their content with their colleagues and external contacts.

With OneDrive sync, employees can synchronise their content from OneDrive for Business right to their Desktop bringing a familiar interface for those used to file shares and mapped drives. OnDemand files in OneDrive sync is an intelligent sync, ensuring files are kept online by default but giving your employees the control to synchronise content offline.

Digital Transformation

Digital transformation products from Microsoft such as Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI, are commonly referred to as the Microsoft ‘Power Platform’.

Individually, they help businesses to rapidly develop solutions and bring real business value to the end user. Collectively, they easily manipulate, surface, automate and analyse data and can be used with Office 365, other Microsoft services and third-party approved apps.

Power Apps

Microsoft Power Apps is a powerful tool that allows for rapid application development. And it’s what we use to build custom apps for your business needs.

Power Apps gives you the power to build “low-code” custom applications in your business which can be surfaced on mobile, desktop or directly in SharePoint. The extremely intuitive point and click interface is perfect for newcomers and avid efficient app developers. 

At Nostra, we love to build unique applications that bring value to your business without the need for complex systems and architecture. We want our customers to have the same passion and enthusiasm for low-code applications that we have, because Power Apps is for everyone. Every business wants to innovate and be more efficient … Power Apps is the place to start.

Power Automate

Streamline repetitive tasks and paperless processes with Microsoft Power Automate—so you can focus your attention where it’s needed most.

Power Automate is the next generation business process and workflow automation product from Microsoft which comes with the added bonus of being predominantly cloud based. Imagine an environment that comes equipped with hundreds of pre-built automated workflow templates to connect Microsoft services and/or third party cloud based services. Power Automate streamlines business processes to lower manual workloads, increase productivity and reduce human error. Similar to the rest of the Power Platform, Power Automate is a low-code automated product which can be triggered on specific events or simply scheduled once off or on a regular occurrence.


At Nostra, we’re all about making life easier for our customers … Power Automate allows us to do just that. Why waste time doing the same tasks over and over again when you can simply automate the process and reduce the stress and hassle? Take for example, a monthly staff survey that needs to be actioned or a workflow to get multiple approvals on a document … all handled in seconds with Power Automate.

Power BI

Provide interactive visualisations and business intelligence capabilities with an interface simple enough for end users to create their own reports and dashboards.

Power BI is the most intuitive business analytics tool available to your business right now. Power BI Desktop empowers you to build your own dashboards, reports, metrics and KPIs to deliver a highly visual, data-driven experience. Connecting to your data is seamless and extensive, allowing you to connect to various Microsoft services and third party data sources. What’s more, the Power Platform Data Gateway securely unlocks data sources from your on premises architecture to easily analyse, model and make sense of complex data to enable continual improvement within your business.

Unified Communications

At Nostra, we understand that most organisations spend over 50% of their time collaborating in multiple teams, groups or functions. Enterprise organisations are always in search for a better way to have unified communication across the business no matter the geographic location of their team members. Organisations want a solution that brings everything – from chat, meeting or sharing files to working with third party apps under a single workspace.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the unified collaboration tool for the enterprise. With Teams, you can collaborate with your colleagues, external clients and partners from any device. Thinking bigger? Teams allows you to to run your own live events with thousands of attendees. You can also make calls to external phone numbers using Microsoft Business Voice.

As a Microsoft Gold Partner and with 20 years of client success, Nostra empowers you take advantage of Microsoft Teams in a way that works best for your business, ensures successful user adoption, rapid deployment, and achieve maximum benefits.

Yammer

Yammer is a private social platform within your Microsoft 365 environment that comes at no extra cost to M365 users. Similar to Facebook, the user interface feels familiar and is easy-to-use which improves employee adoption and empowers them to self-serve.

Feel more connected

Employees are tired of emails and want to feel more connected and unified, wherever they are. Yammer helps to create stronger teams by empowering your employees to feel comfortable reaching out to colleagues to ask questions and look for assistance.

By linking everybody in your organisation, a simple Yammer post asking for assistance can reap huge rewards. Communication is fluid and all answers are available to everybody on the network.

Teams or Yammer or both?

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the range of options available:

Yammer is for sending a message or announcement to large groups of people.

Teams is for sending messages to individuals or smaller, more tightly knit groups.

For maximum business impact, we recommend using both Yammer and Teams as each program offers various exclusive features the other doesn’t.

We understand that Yammer is only as good as the employees that use it effectively. We engage with your organisation on how best to use it in your business, and offer tailored training for administrators, power users and end users.

As we also cover the other complimenting aspects of Microsoft 365 and how you can take advantage of the whole collaboration platform to improve your efficiency and business revenue.

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