Interpol

SharePoint Intranet Design & Deployment

Objective

Deploy a custom cloud-based collaboration environment that allows U.S. law enforcement agencies to submit Web-based investigation requests forms to INTERPOL Washington.

The mission of INTERPOL Washington is to advance the international law enforcement interests of the United States as the official U.S. representative to INTERPOL. Sharing criminal justice, humanitarian, and public safety information between U.S. law enforcement and foreign counterparts, this DOJ agency required a platform for internal collaboration and investigative communication that could be scaled internationally.

Solution

MetroStar’s team of Solution Architects, SharePoint Developers, and Designers worked in conjunction to deliver a custom SharePoint environment that was hosted in the cloud. Enabling law enforcement agencies to quickly and easily submit web-based investigation requests to INTERPOL Washington offices, the new and improved Intranet site was successfully deployed within only six months.

MetroStar’s team leveraged their expertise in HTML, CSS, C#, AJAX, Visual Studio, Web Services, SharePoint 2010, InfoPath, Dynamic CRM and Office 365 in order to develop a 'one stop shop' communication portal. Now this centralized platform is the central hub for communication and information sharing. What’s more, INTERPOL was able to optimize business operations and improve key processes such as automated network requests, IT asset tracking, expense tracking, and timesheet reporting. New electronic forms have eliminated the need for paper forms and manual processes, facilitating paperless initiatives and significantly saving time and cost.

Tips

  • Centralize information from across office locations to improve communication and collaboration
  • Apply an agile method when establishing new systems and processes
  • Design comprehensive site mock-ups before moving to the development phase; it takes more time and effort to accomplish piecemeal projects
  • Customize master pages and functionalities that specifically meet your organization’s and users’ needs
  • Reduce maintenance, security issues, and cost by looking to Cloud-based SharePoint environments
  • Automate processes to achieve operational efficiencies