Applied Technical Services, Inc. Achieves Better Business Process Management with Abel Solutions and SharePoint

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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 it is managing the planning, deployment and business integration of a customized SharePoint 2013 installation for Applied Technical Services, Inc. (ATS). When fully implemented, the solution will provide ATS customers with a secure portal for document exchange, give management access to better business intelligence, streamline process workflows, and facilitate document storage and sharing across ATS’ 22 U.S. locations and with customers.

Abel Solutions, Atlanta’s only consulting firm focusing on the delivery of real business solutions on the SharePoint platform, today announced it is managing the planning, deployment and business integration of a customized SharePoint 2013 installation for Applied Technical Services, Inc. (ATS). When fully implemented, the solution will provide ATS customers with a secure portal for document exchange, give management access to better business intelligence, streamline process workflows, and facilitate document storage and sharing across ATS’ 22 U.S. locations and with customers.

“Our company made the decision to use Microsoft SharePoint to help us manage our business processes and Abel Solutions was instrumental in helping us reach our objective,” said ATS IT Director Mike Murray. “Their staff not only helped us setup and deploy SharePoint but they had the experience and knowledge to help us make a smooth transition to running our business on SharePoint.”

Prior to implementing SharePoint, the consulting engineering, testing, and inspection company had struggled with inconsistent document storage, siloed business units and home-grown solutions that included a rudimentary intranet, an outdated workflow for purchase requisition approvals and an inadequate mechanism for client information exchange.

With the project, ATS sought to migrate its business processes to a platform that would provide faster, easier and more consistent access to data yet be user-friendly enough to streamline training and onboarding of new personnel. The company also wanted robust business intelligence and metrics to measure the operating efficiency and productivity of its organization.

After consulting with ATS and evaluating its business needs, Abel Solutions developed a comprehensive SharePoint strategy for ATS, then setup and installed the solution. Elements of the deployment included a custom intranet (with a new home page for each department), a secure framework where employees could easily create and enhance client portals, and dashboards for business intelligence. In a subsequent phase of the project, Abel Solutions will help ATS adopt Nintex Workflow to reduce the cost and complexity of developing custom, in-house workflows.

“The ATS stakeholders told us that their primary focus was to have a professional space to interact and communicate with customers, but they also wanted more efficient workflows and centralized data storage with easy, faster access to their information,” said Abel Solutions President Kevin Abel. “There is no platform on the market today that can do a better job of achieving those goals than SharePoint with Nintex Workflow.”

About Applied Technical Services
Applied Technical Services, Inc. (ATS) is a premier provider of high quality consulting engineering, testing, and inspection services. Since our founding in 1967, ATS has established an excellent reputation with business, industry, and the legal profession. Notably, ATS is known for successfully uncovering facts in metallurgy, materials testing, chemical analysis, non-destructive testing, calibrations, fires and explosions. For more information, visit http://www.atslab.com.

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. In 2011, Abel Solutions was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. For additional information, visit http://www.abelsolutions.com.

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For Abel Solutions:
Angela McMahon                        
Michael Mackenzie Communications            
404-543-9636                        
angelam(at)michaelmackenzie(dot)com

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