We're FTG, a Maine-based IT consulting company helping small to medium businesses across the US improve
operational effectiveness through a holistic application of SharePoint and Office 365.
FTG has done a wide range of SharePoint projects for a variety of business types and sizes. We've worked on new implementations,
branding projects, upgrades, governance, business intelligence, enterprise social, forms based workflow, document management,
and custom development projects. Clients include software companies, financial services, insurance, real estate, high-tech manufacturing,
professional services, non-profits and philanthropic organizations.
Before starting FTG in 2001 (the same year SharePoint made its debut), I had
headed up IT for 4 different public companies and owned desktop-to-datacenter responsibility
for all corporate technology that supported and integrated sales, marketing, finance, legal,
product management, human resources, engineering, manufacturing, order management, customer service and support.
Clients often tell us that this real-world business
experience separates us from other "technology-first" SharePoint shops and we
discovered 3 important ways that our business IT background helps our clients:
Business Perspective ... Our cross-functional business perspective helps us identify and bridge departmental gaps or
information siloes in key business processes. This is especially important for things like business process automation
and workflow, business intelligence and executive dashboards, intranet and extranet architecture, and collaborative
project workspaces that enable distributed teams (e.g. staff and partners responding to proposals or working together on a project).
Technology Experience ... Our cross-domain technology experience helps companies that have their own IT people, and enables us
to more effectively communicate and collaborate with them, whether for division of labor on the project, to leverage
existing capabilities, or to train your IT staff in the "care and feeding" of the solution after implementation.
Holistic Approach ... Our holistic approach to solution design enables us to build SharePoint solutions that are simultaneously
simpler, less expensive, and quicker to implement. We include your current technical context and organizational culture in
the "design mix" so we can move your people forward with specific short-term achievable goals then build on that foundation
of good will, trust, and shared success. User adoption is the cornerstone to the success of any business solution.
We love the variety that our work brings and enjoy hearing about people's unique business and technical challenges and goals.
So if you have SharePoint requirements or questions don't hesitate to get in touch and let us know how we might be able to help!