Making your SharePoint Experience Unique

  • Make your existing SharePoint sites attractive.
  • Transform your existing sites into professional business solutions in a few hours.
  • Replace your spreadsheets with collaborative solutions.

BPA will make your SharePoint experience unique.

Stunning User Interface

With BPA Navigation, Data Viewer and Tabs, you have a clean and beautiful SharePoint user interface. Optimize space by displaying data, charts or calendar in tabs. More than 20 configurable buttons can be added in data viewers; you can even easily add your own buttons. Retain users with an attractive interface that takes advantage of tabs and data viewers.

Stunning User Interface SharePoint

Optimizing Content with Tabs

With BPA Tabs you can display data, charts, KPIs, calendar or hierarchies within one single page. Tab borders differentiate content and make it easier to understand for end users. Making content easily accessible will dramatically improve the user’s experience with SharePoint.
Optimizing Content with Tabs

Tracking Any Relation and Activity

With BPA Data Viewer, you can track any relation or activity linked with a specific item (e.g. contact, project, opportunity, incident, etc.) within one single page. Any item-related data is automatically gathered from other lists. Emails and calendar events can be automatically pulled from Microsoft Office and Exchange. Configurable buttons allow end-users adding cross-list data from one single page.
BPA Data Viewer

Intelligent Forms

BPA Forms make it simple for end users to enter consistent data in SharePoint. Forms are automatically prefilled with the right data and cascading rules for lookup fields ensure data relations are correct. Additional features help users avoid duplicates when entering data in SharePoint. Users will love the easy form configurator where they can add form sections, tabs and fields with a simple drag and drop. The BPA forms allows you to manage users’ field permissions quickly and easily.

Intelligent Forms - SharePoint

Aggregating Calendars

BPA calendar allows you to aggregate many lists into one single calendar with different colors. It supports any SharePoint list, not only the calendar list type. BPA calendar can also be displayed in a tab with different content in other tabs in the same page—you can configure it according to your needs.

Aggregated Calendar SharePoint

Getting or sending emails in/with SharePoint

The BPA Email component allows users to send one or many emails directly from the SharePoint interface. Select one or many recipients with huge flexibility, starting from any list. Users can send up to 250 emails at one time, in compliance with the CAN-SPAM act. You can also share email templates easily with your team, ensuring that formatted, consistent information is sent to recipients every time. Many other options are available: creating signatures, selecting attachments, email previewing and testing, email tracking, generating activities or a creating a marketing campaign.

Getting or sending emails in SharePoint

BPA offers other tools for email management with SharePoint. The Office connector allows copying emails and attachments with contextual data in SharePoint. The Exchange connector will automatically suggest contacts to be added in SharePoint and collect all emails related with those selected contacts. The email marketing module allows sending thousands of emails that will reach each recipient.

Mail Merging Documents

BPA Mail Merge is a tool dedicated to end users for producing one or many mail merge documents directly from the SharePoint interface. Create your own mail merge templates easily with Microsoft Word. By pressing a button, end users will get formatted mail merge letters or reports, ready to be printed out or sent per email, without leaving the SharePoint interface.
Mail Merging Documents

Replicating or aggregating data

BPA Replication is the ideal tool for replicating or aggregating SharePoint content from one SharePoint site to another, even located in a different server or farm. A wizard guides you in configuring the SharePoint replication. The main available options let you define connection profiles, select lists and map fields. The replication starts automatically when an item is created, edited or deleted, or you can manually start the replication process yourself.

Replicating or aggregating data

Connecting with Microsoft Office

Connect SharePoint with Office easily using BPA Office connector. You can copy Outlook content, including emails, events, contacts or tasks, in SharePoint while keeping the context; you can even copy email attachments. Simply select one or many Outlook items and press a button to copy to SharePoint. A window lets you update SharePoint properties easily. BPA Office connector is constantly evolving based on user needs and is highly configurable, with configurations centrally shared for all users. The tool also allows Office documents to be copied into SharePoint.

Connecting with Microsoft Office

Importing Data in SharePoint

BPA Import allows end users to import data in SharePoint quickly and easily. A user-friendly wizard guides end users through the main data import steps. BPA import lets you copy data from a .csv file in a main SharePoint list and an optional parent list, such as contacts with related accounts. Up to 1000 items can be imported at one time. The tool automatically proposes the right columns to be mapped. Other possible options for import include manual values or concatenate fields.

Importing Data in SharePoint

Connecting with Microsoft Exchange

BPA Exchange connector automatically suggests and stores Exchange content and contacts in SharePoint. Incoming and outgoing emails are automatically copied in SharePoint and categorized by contact, whatever the device used (desktop, mobile). You can even copy email attachments and further define recipients to avoid. Easily invite and manage users from the administration platform.

Connecting with Microsoft Exchange

Building Reports on the Fly

BPA Query is a powerful solution for retrieving SharePoint data and publishing shared reports for end users. Users can also extract data from many related parent-child lists or perform calculations on child lists. The user-friendly wizard guides end users in selecting fields and setting filters. Queries can be run manually or as scheduled tasks. The query builder generates results in a new SharePoint list and query reports can be displayed in BPA data viewers, tabs or charts.

Building Reports on the Fly

Displaying 15+ Types of Interactive Charts

BPA Charts allows SharePoint data to be displayed in 15+ types of interactive charts, including gauge, pie, line, radar, funnel or risk charts. End users can switch chart type, drill down a chart to view data, zoom or refresh data. Calculations such as counting, summing and averaging are also possible. You can further group data by week, month, quarter or year. Charts can be displayed in any page using BPA tabs.

Displaying 15+ Types of Interactive Charts - SharePoint

Setting Automatic Item-level Permissions

BPA Permissions tool sets item-level permissions automatically, based on list conditions. The SharePoint administrator can set Boolean rules based on the available fields in the selected list. For example, if the opportunity region is the US, then only people from the US SharePoint group can contribute and no other users will have access to the US opportunities.

Setting Automatic Item-level Permissions

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Quality Management Software for Oil and Gas

Aristotle’s Alexander delivers ROI to clients through product and service excellence. We solve business challenges and empower customers to achieve their goals through innovation, disruptive software solutions and process improvement. Since 2008, Aristotle’s Alexander has focused on providing the Oil and Gas industry with value added consulting and technology solutions.

With the introduction of Iliad, we enable the Energy industry to address their Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental (QHSE) compliance challenges through an integrated Management System (MS). Iliad addresses requirements for API RP 75 SEMS, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, API Q1 and API Q2 for efficient management and administration while yielding critical business insights and operational improvements. Built on the flexibility and power of BPA Solutions’ framework, we enable customers to rapidly deploy QHSE/MS solutions that evolve as their business and industry requirements change.

Iliad QHSE/MS Elements and Process Interaction Map

Iliad QHSE/MS Elements and Process Interaction Map

Features

  • Compliance Monitoring and Incident Investigation
  • Leadership commitment, planning and resources
  • Policy and Strategy
  • Roles, responsibilities, accountability and authority
  • Records and Documents Control
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Behavior Based Safety (BBS) program
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Contingency planning
  • Incident Tracking and Reporting
  • Non-Conformance Reporting (NCR)
  • Corrective Actions / Preventative Actions (CAPA)
  • Management of Change – (MOC)
  • Supplier and contractor management
  • Control of procurement
  • Customizable KPIs and Dashboards
  • Product realization for manufacturing and service operations
  • Quality Assurance & mechanical integrity of critical equipment
  • Control of testing, measuring, and detection equipment
  • Reporting, investigation, action management and improvement
  • Customer Requirements Management
  • Operating Procedures
  • Competency, training and awareness
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Stop Work Authority
  • QA/QC
  • Compliance evaluations and auditing
  • Management Review

Benefits

  • Reduces administrative costs
  • Potential for reduced insurance & liability costs
  • Gives companies competitive advantage
  • Assists in alleviating contract disputes
  • Improves employee performance
  • Improves regulatory compliance

Headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana, with coverage extending throughout the US, Aristotle’s Alexander is well positioned to empower you to Be Great! Contact us today to learn more.

Making valuable profits in considering risks

Introduction to risk management

Risk management is not an exact science. Risks can’t be measured but they can be assessed; that may be one reason why companies drag their feet when it comes to implementing a risk management system. But that’s not a sound long-term strategy. Considering risks in daily business can save money and improve the bottom line…and not taking risks into consideration can lead to disaster. Also, since risk management is now part of the new ISO 9001:2015 revision, more and more companies are realizing that risk management is not optional. In today’s globalized and competitive markets, the way a company manages risks makes a competitive difference.
Risk Management
What does it mean to manage risks? Any risk must be considered, not just financial risks but also security, health or operational risks related to any company service or activity. Risks need to be periodically identified, assessed, treated and monitored. Risk severity is obtained by multiplying the probability of occurrence by the impact if the risk occurs. The impact is sometimes measured as a financial cost. A good risk management system can prevent that impact by giving companies the information they need to avoid the unfortunate events that might lead up to it.

A concrete example: The strong Swiss franc

Recently, and unexpectedly, the Swiss National Bank stopped supporting the Swiss Franc against the Euro. The Swiss Franc immediately appreciated by 15-20% against all major currencies. For exporting companies such as BPA, profit margins have been cut by 20% almost immediately. With no risk system in place, this could have serious consequences. And in fact many exporting companies will close their business in the coming months due to the stronger Swiss franc.

The currency exchange rate has been identified as a major risk at BPA for years. We took several mitigation strategies to reduce the risk impact. We decided to concentrate more on the local business; we outsourced some of our developments rather than hiring new developers locally; and we reinforced relationships with banks to obtain the best time frames and exchange rates when converting cash. These mitigation strategies help us to keep a strong position in the market with no need to lay off resources or increase our prices. This becomes a competitive advantage against other players that might need to take those steps.

We have the risk management solution to fit your needs

How can you do it with your company? BPA proposes a simple and intuitive collaborative solution for risk management. BPA and its partners can guide you in implementing a tailored ERM solution and share best practices with you.

In better tracking risks, you will reduce costs, generate additional revenues and develop new competitive advantages. This will consolidate your position in the market for the long term.

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BPA 2015 Mobile Solutions – Take Your Enterprise on the Road

BPA 2015 mobile solutions will make your SharePoint experience unique and give your enterprise the mobility you need to stay competitive. We’ve designed our apps to make SharePoint your daily business tool by tracking relations, displaying contextual data with user-friendly ergonomics and keeping screens flexible and intuitive for end users.

Access any SharePoint or Microsoft Office 365 site from your device. Easily synchronize your favorite lists and content to access it offline. What else can you do? Read on to learn more about our easy-to-use features.

BPA 2015 mobile solutions

In each list, you can define one-click actions (such as Click to Call or Click to Localize) and select the fields to be displayed or searched using the search engine. You can select views to filter data as well.

Accounts

When you click the Localization icon, the map displays the current account’s address.

Location
In each Item Detail Page, such as the company page, you can select the related data you want displayed, including contacts, opportunities, attachments or other information. Track any relation you want; for example, you can see tasks associated with a project or contracts related to a customer. Easily navigate from a parent to a child item with our intuitive interface. You also can add new child items or search in the child items from the Item Detail Page.

including contacts

By clicking the configuration wheel, you can simply drag and drop the child lists you want to display. Track any relation with your mobile device!

configuration Crm mobile

With the iPad version, it’s even easier to navigate in the tool. In this example, an auditor can simply check compliance for audit questions during an inspection visit.

iPad

The parent data will be automatically prefilled when you add a new item in a list, making the process easy and straightforward. Customize further by defining the fields to be visible when editing or displaying an item. This will avoid the need to fill in every field when on you’re the road or offline. Offline content will be automatically synched when a connection is available

Offline content

Take a photo or add any existing picture from your device into SharePoint and keep the context. For example, take a photo from a signed contract and link it with a contact or opportunity. Or take a product picture and link it with an audit or non-conformance, even while offline.

add foto from your device into SharePoint

When a device has been configured, you can share the configuration with other devices and users. You can even prompt end users to import a configuration file.

  you can share the configuration with other devices and users

Inviting mobile users, granting site permissions and managing configurations is easy from our secured central platform. You can be sure only selected users have access to specified sites.

granting site permissions

Our mobile solutions are currently available for iOS—use BPA 2015 features with your iPhone and iPad! (Look out for our new Android version is expected at the end of the first quarter for 2015.) Take your SharePoint solution where you need it—on the road!

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