PremierPoint Solutions Releases No-Cost Edition of Site Provisioning and Governance Assistant (SPGA) for SharePoint

PremierPoint Solutions has released a free edition of its Site Provisioning and Governance Assistant (SPGA) for SharePoint, allowing users to create and provision unlimited SharePoint site collections automatically, with all the capabilities and limits the administrator has specified.

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Jeff Cate

If your organization has new site collections being created uniformly on an ongoing basis, this no-cost tool is going to save you a lot of work, money and stress.

Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) June 16, 2014

PremierPoint Solutions today announced the release of a no-cost edition of its Site Provisioning and Governance Assistant (SPGA) for SharePoint.

The free edition of SPGA, an automated SharePoint self-service site collection creation tool, allows users to create and provision unlimited SharePoint site collections automatically, with all the capabilities and limits the administrator has specified – forever.

SPGA is an important breakthrough product because manually creating SharePoint sites can be labor-intensive and tie up valuable IT resources, especially for organizations with an ongoing need to approve, create and provision numerous sites.

The backlog of site collections waiting to be approved and provisioned can be a strain on IT resources, but the alternative – letting users create their own site collections and ending up with a disjointed, chaotic mess with no standards or consistency – is even worse.

SPGA is designed for organizations that need numerous SharePoint sites created and provisioned on an ongoing basis, and want to ensure that their organization’s SharePoint taxonomy, governance, look-and-feel and other standards are adhered to consistently. Examples include:

  •     Legal and consulting firms that create client/matter sites
  •     Sales departments of companies that create sites for clients or campaigns
  •     Project teams of companies that create project sites

“If your organization has new site collections being created uniformly on an ongoing basis, this no-cost tool is going to save you a lot of work, money and stress,” said Jeff Cate, president of PremierPoint Solutions.

With SGPA, the administrator simply “loads” all the appropriate site functionality, settings, security and limitations into “Site Request Profiles.” Then the users select the appropriate profile for the kind of site collection they need and initiate the automatic approval and site collection creation process.

Uniformity, governance and company standards are strictly enforced, enabling administrators to simply "set it and forget it." Users then request the type of site collection they need, and it is approved, created and provisioned for them automatically.

“By automating the site collection creation process, SPGA enables administrators to ensure that each site collection is created and configured according to pre-determined settings, uniformly and automatically, each and every time,” Cate said.

For organizations that need to create subsites or increase the options for provisioning their sites, an upgrade to the SPGA Premium Edition unlocks dozens of choices and enhanced capabilities. Users of the SPGA Free Edition can also request a 30-day trial of the Premium Edition to test drive its additional features.

Both editions of SPGA work on SharePoint Foundation and SharePoint Server 2010 and 2013.

Based in Nashville, Tenn., PremierPoint Solutions (formerly SharePoint Solutions) is a Microsoft Certified Partner and a nationwide leader in expert-led, in-person and online public classes on SharePoint products and technologies. The company’s software division professionally develops high-quality commercial add-ons for SharePoint. Most of the company’s courses and services are also applicable to Office 365.
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