Abel Solutions Increases Utilization of SharePoint Document Management Solution for Jamestown Properties

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Abel Solutions, Atlanta’s only consulting firm focusing on the delivery of real business solutions on the SharePoint platform, today announced they have been engaged by real-estate investment and management firm Jamestown Properties to develop a custom productivity component for their SharePoint document management system.

“By streamlining their upload and data append process we’re going to help Jamestown increase their overall utilization of the system,” says Kevin Abel, President of Abel Solutions.

Abel Solutions, Atlanta’s only consulting firm focusing on the delivery of real business solutions on the SharePoint platform, today announced they have been engaged by real-estate investment and management firm Jamestown Properties to develop a custom productivity component for their SharePoint document management system.

The solution addresses one of the biggest objections organizations face when evaluating using SharePoint for document management: quickly and easily appending appropriate meta-data to documents so that they can be easily found later.

Abel Solutions first helped the firm deploy their SharePoint-based document management solution in 2008. However, company growth and excessive document production outside the core system led Jamestown to seek a significant, customized expansion.

"Since the initial implementation, we have brought on additional companies and have had additional focus items come under our purview," says Jamestown IT Director Chuck Niswonger. "Meanwhile the task of importing outside data into the document management system – sometimes thousands of files for a single property – has overwhelmed our users and left them reluctant to use the system.”

The new solution will help expedite document uploading and increase user compliance by employing implicit metadata (that which is evident from the document path) to auto-populate system as well as organization-required meta-data about a document at the time of upload.

“By streamlining their upload and data append process we’re going to help Jamestown increase their overall utilization of the system,” says Kevin Abel, President of Abel Solutions. "This is another example of how through the customization of their SharePoint deployments we’re helping our clients realize the full business value of their investment."

About Jamestown Properties
Jamestown Properties is an established investment leader among international real estate funds investing in U.S. properties. With an unequalled track record beginning in 1983, Jamestown is respected by investors, partners and competitors as a focused and sophisticated real estate investment firm. Jamestown is strategically focused on two primary markets: 24-hour cities and Sunbelt markets with strong demographic growth.

About Abel Solutions, Inc.
Abel Solutions is Atlanta's only consulting firm focused on the delivery of real business solutions on the SharePoint platform. A Microsoft Gold Partner for Content Management Solutions as well as Portals and Collaboration, Abel Solutions is also widely recognized for their custom application development and innovative delivery methodology. Abel Solutions has been delivering custom solutions for businesses, state and local government and non-profit organizations since 1995. For additional information, visit http://www.abelsolutions.com.

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