Mohammeds quote on bpa

SharePoint MVP Explains How BPA Address Developers’ Needs

“I found BPA website at the beginning by chance, I was searching the web for a complete SharePoint-Based framework, where I can build a business/data-driven solution quickly in a productive way, I tried most of them (I tried 12 vendors’ products)! And honestly I wasn’t impressed or convinced, It felt that these vendor web parts are not tight together perfectly and don’t share the same User experience, BPA web parts gave me the feeling that they are loosely coupled but coherent and works perfectly together and this is what I was looking for, where other vendors provide very useful web parts, but something is missing when it comes to the idea of building a business solution (Data-Driven Apps) like a Lego on top of SharePoint and keeping the user experience persistent and sexy, they miss this attractive and sexy aspect of unified UX”, said Mr. Mohamed Saleh, SharePoint MVP & Independent Consultant.

“I don’t really know how the product management process works internally at BPA, but that’s a great job! The problems that are addressed by the web parts bundle are very common between developers and SharePoint projects, and many of the technical guys don’t even realize or have the ability to describe the problem properly (something that BPA did perfectly)! Especially how the web parts are understanding and dealing with the many-to-many relations model”, said Mr. Mohamed Saleh.

“One of the toughest challenges in building a data-centric line of business application on top of SharePoint is the user experience of many-to-many data relational model, BPA product engineering team tackled this challenge perfectly, all the relational data (where they reside into different custom lists) can be manipulated centrally from a single data entry screen, where the end user can view and edit the main data and all its related data without confusing the end user by navigate between different screens, and this can be achieved by using different BPA web parts (BPA Data Viewer & SharePoint User Interface solves that), and by grouping and categorizing the related data into Tabs in the same screen, and one of the coolest features is the ability to display custom buttons/actions that is related to the data context operations easily, they even took care of the button’s icons in a very sophisticated way using a custom Icon picker that understands the images as a map of Icons”, said Mr. Mohamed Saleh.

“I’ve been there for years, and I was solving these problems by writing a lot of event receivers and nasty custom SharePoint fields code, and it was messy (BPA custom fields and field replication solve that), and then I have to use 3rd party tool to develop custom forms or InfoPath that isn’t sharing the same UX of whole solution (BPA User Interface & Data Viewer/BPA Tabs/BPA SharePoint Forms solve that), then I have to use an open source SP Calendar (BPA Calendar solves that) or a 3rd party one with limitations, then I have to use SharePoint designer workflows to do the document generation/automation (BPA Mail Merge solves that), and when it comes to navigation we usually use JavaScript/JQuery menus and it’s not a pleasant experience at all (BPA Navigation solve that), and when it comes to data importing, we usually do it manually using scripts and copy paste (BPA Import solves that)…, and I have built something similar to BPA Query, but honestly, BPA Query is greater and easier to use than what I already built, something that end users can learn and use easily, I cannot even compare! And I can go on and on regarding other web parts… specially the integration connectors, search, and permissions… and regarding Mobile, I didn’t try the BPA Mobile App yet, but am pretty confident that its perfect considering the quality of other BPA products and the screenshots I saw. When I saw the BPA web parts bundle information over the website first, my first reaction was like THIS IS WHAT I REALLY LOOKING FOR!”, said Mr. Mohamed Saleh.

Mr. Mohamed Saleh
SharePoint MVP & Independent Consultant

Mohammed A. Saleh

Mohammed A. Saleh

SharePoint MVP & Independent Consultant

 

 

Connected System

BPA Solutions enters strategic partnership with Connected Systems

Connected System

Connected Systems, a Perth-based technology-consulting company and a Microsoft Gold Partner, today announced its partnership with BPA Solutions, a leading worldwide provider of business applications and solutions for Microsoft SharePoint. This makes Connected Systems the first Australian organisation to enter into a partnership with BPA Solutions.

We are excited about this collaboration and glad that BPA Solutions has trusted Connected Systems to help them enter into the Australia & New Zealand markets.

BPA is proud to have Connected Systems as a strong new Partner in Australia. Together we bring innovative business solutions and a strong SharePoint expertise in the Australian market.

Partnering with global companies such as BPA Solutions allows us to provide the best SharePoint solutions to our clients.
We look forward to working together.

Connected Systems together with BPA Solutions have already signed their first client in Australia: a large WA government agency, where Connected Systems is currently implementing BPA’s Quality and Risk management software.

We’ve started our partnership the best way possible in signing our first deal a couple of weeks after having started our partnership. We are convinced we will win many more.

About BPA Solutions

BPA Solutions is a leading global provider of innovative business software solutions based on Microsoft technologies. BPA delivers business solutions, web part bundles, mobile solutions and cloud services that empower organizations to build better relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. BPA’s solutions include the award-winning CRM, Quality and Risk management software. The BPA web part bundles give developers a wide range of integrated web parts to accelerate development to create a unique user’s experience with SharePoint. Whether deployed on premise, in the cloud, or with Office 365, BPA provides the most flexible solutions enabling organizations to take full control. Headquartered in Switzerland, with offices in North America and Asia, BPA is ready to support your initiatives to build better relationships.

For more information, please visit BPA Solutions on the web at http://www.BPA-Solutions.net.

About Connected Systems

Founded in 2006, Connected Systems is an Australian technology-consulting organisation that provides innovative technological solutions to meet the needs of customers both today and into the future. Specialising in .NET bespoke development, SharePoint technologies and BizTalk solutions, it offers customers tailor-made, easy-to-use solutions to help increase productivity using the latest Microsoft technology.

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Connected Systems is focused on building its solutions on the Microsoft platform, which is the common architectural foundation that allows customers to integrate and share all IT assets and resources. This means its customers can not only react to events, but they can also proactively manage their IT environments to pursue new business opportunities quickly and respond to market dynamics more effectively and competitively. Connected Systems prides itself on delivering solutions on current technology and endeavours to stay at the forefront of the Microsoft technology curve.

For more information about how Connected Systems can assist you, please contact:

http://connectedsystems.com/contact
+61 8 9227 0416
sales@connectedsystems.com

BPA Data Viewer Brings Relationship Management Back to SharePoint

“As a former consultant and business-oriented person, SharePoint makes real sense if it can solve business needs. One of the most pressing SharePoint challenges I run into on regular basis was: “How can I view all related information in a single page and track relations within the SharePoint user interface? This was never an easy task and required extra work and programming”, said Dr. Lutz.


BPA Data Viewer 2 minutes overview video

For this reason we developed BPA Data Viewer which is the core for any business solution running with SharePoint. With BPA Data Viewer you can track all related entities (like customers, projects etc.) and daily interactions within a single page for any business topic. This drastically improves the end user experience and productivity with SharePoint.

We would encourage you to access our new discovery sites to learn how Data Viewer will revolutionize your existing SharePoint solutions.

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