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SharePoint/Office 365 Analytics Insights at Microsoft Ignite

September 20th, 2016

CardioLog Analytics Insights for SharePoint/Office 365 – Taking Portal Reporting to the Next Level

CardioLog Analytics will be showcasing Analytics Insights for SharePoint/Office 365 as part of our SaaS solution at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta at the end of September, 2016. The addition of Insights takes the entire SharePoint/Office 365 Reporting experience to the next level, essentially leveraging analytics users with the tools they need to make informed business decisions based upon intelligent metrics and data. CardioLog Insights fills the gap that many organizations face when creating usage reports for SharePoint/Office 365. At the end of the day, the end goal for any organization is to improve their portal adoption and productivity levels, which translates to improved overall business productivity levels. An additional important aspect is the return on investment: If portal stakeholders and end-users can translate analytics reports and show improvements based on them over time, then they can easily show their management that the portal is gaining a return on investment, and more importantly, that enterprise end-users are gaining value from the portal in order to help them reach their overall business goals.

How CardioLog Analytics Can Help You Springboard from Analytics to Insights

Tracking SharePoint and/or Office 365 can be as simple as creating a few page views and active users reports. There are a variety of solutions out there that can provide these types of reports, whether it’s out-of-the-box or third party. CardioLog Analytics has taken the analytics experience one step further. With Insights and Reports embedded within SharePoint sites, end-users can easily glance at their Site Insights to understand the status of their site or overall portal, in addition to a variety of tips and case studies specifically tailored to helping them interpret the report that they see in order to make improvements based upon actionable metrics.

What are Actionable Metrics? 

Actionable Metrics are metrics that provide insights that allow the user to essentially, take action! A great report is one that tells a story, so if a report isn’t giving enough information to the user about what’s going on, a user can’t gain any value from it and can’t leverage this data in order to push their portal efforts forward. Ultimately, organizations can only manage what they measure. That’s why it’s so important for organizations to do two things:

1.) Consistently measure their portal usage. This can be done by setting up automated reports that can be sent out on a hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis

2.) Leverage report insights in order to make informed decisions regarding the portal

 

Portal Adoption – Be the Analytics Superstar Driving your Organization’s SharePoint Adoption Forward

The most simple way to begin measuring portal adoption is by creating reports on New Visitors. If you are trying to increase the visitors who access your portal/site, the amount of new visitors can help you see how well you’re doing to reach that goal. Tracking the amount of new visitors in a set period of time allows you to understand your general trend of new visitors. CardioLog Analytics offers a variety of visualizations that can be customized to organizational needs, informing users on the specifics of their new visitor activity.

TAKE ACTION – How to Increase the Number of New Visitors

CardioLog Analytics Insights provides users with a variety of tips on how they can take action to improve their new visitor adoption rate. A few examples include:

  • Share the site with more users so users will receive an email invitation to the portal/site
  • Add links from other sites directing users to your portal/site
  • When collaborating with colleagues, send them links to your site instead of email attachments
  • Add a promotional banner for your content on other sites

When the CardioLog team developed Insights, they didn’t just have these “tips” in mind. The team also worked with customers to develop insightful case studies that could help other organizations leverage analytics to achieve their goals based on previous customers success. In addition to providing insights based upon actionable tips, case studies were added to help inspire users and give them ideas on how they can use specific reports to improve. For example, one organization was able to detect that only 45% of permitted users accessed the site, thus they were able to improve user adoption by 86% by promotin the site on main pages in the portal.

 

New Visitors - SharePoint/Office 365 Insights

 

User Engagement and Productivity

Users can also measure their portal/site’s adoption by understanding the status of their engagement and productivity levels, including reports like Top Exit Pages, Most Popular Content, Pages Viewed Per Visit on Average, Minutes Spent in an Average Visit and more. If a site is a news or company cotnent site, a high value is a positive indicator for high user engagement. However, if your site is all about getting the information you need as quickly as possible, a small value is a positive indicator for productivity.

 

engagement and productivity

 

 

 Content Contributions – Because Every Bit Counts’

This reports allows you to generate statistics that indicate how many content contributions are made hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or even annually. After you’ve assessed what type of content is being contributed in the largest sums, and what the growth rate of specific content files are over a period of time, you can transform your portal into a high quality resource that engages all your users by identifying which content items and resources are valuable assets to specific visitors, departments and to all users overall.

Adding content is an essential way users utilize the site to collaborate with others. Contributing content is a great way to make sure individuals’ knwoledge is retained and also spread to other users. If users feel that the content on a particular site is old and not relevant, they are less likely to use the site, thus affecting overall adoption rates.

 

Content Contributions in SharePoint/Office 365

 

Turning Insights into Action to Improve SharePoint/Office 365 Adoption

Now that the basics have been laid out, it’s time to take action! By utilziing these tips and case studies alongside these powerful CardioLog Analytics reports, portal stakeholders and administrators can make informed decisions based on important data that’s been collected. It’s time to stand out within the organization to become the analytics expert! Don’t let all this wonderful knowledge fall by the wayside, leverage these insights to better the organization as well as the portal and individual site experience.

 

Interested in learning more about CardioLog Analytics Insights? Schedule a demo today with one of our experts.

Intlock Prepares for Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta

August 29th, 2016

The largest Microsoft event is in Atlanta, Georgia this year, and the Intlock team is excited to discover all there is to offer at the Georgia World Congress Center from September 26-30th 2016. The team is excited to visit the city of Atlanta and learn about all things:

  • SharePoint
  • Office 365
  • Azure
  • Dynamics CRM
  • Yammer
  • Power BI
  • And more…

 

SharePoint Analytics at Microsoft Ignite Atlanta

The best and the brightest minds will join together to talk about the latest advancements in cloud technology and all things Microsoft.  Attendees will leave Microsoft Ignite with best practices, new ideas , practical tacts and a strategic roadmap.

The Intlock team will also be preparing for Microsoft Ignite by hosting two webinars dedicated to the event. The webinars will focus on how analytics can be used to improve both SharePoint/Office 365 Adoption and Migration.

Register here for “Microsoft Ignite Series – Best Practices for Improving SharePoint Adoption”

Register here for ” Microsoft Ignite Series – Use Analytics to Boost your SharePoint/Office 365 Migration”

CardioLog Analytics Wraps Up SharePoint Fest Seattle

August 22nd, 2016

The CardioLog Analytics team has returned from an interesting week at SharePoint Fest in Seattle, Washington. The team exhibited CardioLog Analytics On-Prem as well as the recently released CardioLog Analytics SaaS solution at the Washington State Convention Center among the most well known SharePoint and Office 365 solution providers in the community. The conference also offered over 70 sessions in multiple tracks, covering Enterprise Content Management, Power Users, Social SharePoint, Business Value, Implementation/Administration, Office 365, Workflow, Business Intelligence, Special Topics and SharePoint Development.

 

SharePoint Analytics at SPFest Seattle

The CardioLog Analytics Booth at SharePoint Fest Seattle

 

The GoPro Winner at SharePoint Fest

CardioLog Analytics is Headed West for SPFest Seattle

July 20th, 2016

The CardioLog Analytics team is jetting off once more, and this time we’re headed west for Seattle. The team is happy to announce that we will be exhibiting CardioLog Analytics SaaS at SharePoint Fest Seattle, from Wednesday August 17th to Thursday August 18th. The conference will offer a variety of technical classes and workshops, taught by Microsoft Trainers, Microsoft Engineers and Microsoft MVPs – spanning across a wide array of topics that include Enterprise Content Manegement, Power Users, SharePoint Social, Business Value, Implementation and Admin, Office 365, Workflow, Business Intelligence, Special Topics and SharePoint Development.   SharePoint Fest Seattle

 

To meet with the CardioLog team at SpTechCon in Seattle, contact us here.

WPC Toronto – Highlights from the Six

July 19th, 2016

The Intlock team is back from an exciting week at the Microsoft World Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto. The conference brought over 15,000 attendees from around the globe for a week of networking and learning, all with the end goal of increasing partner profitability and boosting business growth. The theme of this year’s conference was “Digital Transformation”, a theme that resonates across the entire business platform. The theme of “Digital Transformation”, is something that 86% of SEOs is their top priority this year. This theme transpired throughout each session of WPC, connecting businesses and partnerships.

 

Microsoft World Partner Conference

The Intlock team connected with partners throughout the event to discuss the various ways in which SharePoint & Office 365 Analytics can be incorporated into the overall business plan for organizations worldwide. Microsoft introduced three “bold ambitions” surrounding the conference theme: create more personal computing, reinvent productivity and business process, and build the intelligent cloud platform.

Following the theme of the “Intelligent Cloud Platform”, CardioLog SaaS fits perfectly into the transition to cloud-based technologies.  CardioLog SaaS on Power BI offers Small to Medium Size Businesses, Governments, Enterprises and more a multitude of cloud-based advantages, placing convenience and ease of use at the forefront. CardioLog Analytics SaaS is running on Microsoft Azure’s cutting edge technologies, and integrates seamlessly with Microsoft’s powerful Data Visualization interface, Power BI.

The announcement by Microsoft that they’ll be further investing in building the intelligent cloud is exciting news as the move to the cloud is accelerating at a record pace. To help customers transform their business through intelligence, today Microsoft also announced the  general availability of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, which delivers the true promise of cloud elasticity to data warehousing, saving time and money compared with competitive solutions. A data warehouse can be set up in 3-5 minutes and scale in second to meet demand, while the SQL-based view can unlock intelligence for all your data, whether it be structured, unstructured, on-prem or cloud. This can be done using tools like Power BI and Microsoft Excel.

Overall, the conference was an exciting and insightful event, paving the way for partners to connect and generate new ideas based upon Microsoft technologies. Here’s a few pictures from the CardioLog Team.

WPC Toronto

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Click here to watch the WPC 2016  Vision Keynote Address