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SharePoint based project management solutions at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology

Posted in News, May 27, 2013

Grape Solutions previously created multiple solutions upon EIT’s widely used SharePoint infrastructure, e.g. a filing system (Filing Register) along with a tender lifecycle tracking tool (Grant Assessment) scaled for enterprise-level usage.

However a new need surfaced regarding the full-scale electronic automation of funding processes for KICs (Knowledge and Innovation Community), institutions of diverse research areas. Grape created a functional extension of the SharePoint platform, which – providing a similar user experience to working with Microsoft Project files – implemented a specific functionality tailored to the unique needs.

Regarding the complexity of the task, not only an integration was needed with an existing resource-intensive SharePoint installation, but proper design was required to handle the high data load against the – traditionally relational – database layer. The solution was prepared for further integration with other systems and designed to be later a basis to a Data Mart reporting tool.

KIC end-users have been assisting to the functional design of the system from the very start, their advises helped the creation of a durable solution that provides a stress-free administration of yearly plans even at the rush before the deadlines.

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