SharePoint App Solutions Specialist, Complexus and Change Management Experts, Bestoutcome Launch ReadinessPoint™ & RiskPoint™ for SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online O365

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South Africa-based Complexus (Pty) Ltd and the UK’s Bestoutcome Ltd, launch two game changing SharePoint Apps to help the Enterprise assess and manage change programmes using the collaborative power of the SharePoint platform and the simplicity of the SharePoint App model.

In less than 3 years, Complexus has grown to become an established SharePoint solutions provider with a reputation for innovation in the Southern African Enterprise Collaboration & SharePoint market. In 2014, Complexus entered into a partnership with Bestoutcome that specializes in complex Program & Change Management services for large organisations operating in sectors such as finance, energy, transport, retail and the public sector. The goal of the partnership was simple, how can we help the Enterprise better manage change and steer Programmes towards successful outcomes, more often?

According to the 2014 PMI Pulse report, research indicates that organisational change continues to be a challenge for the vast majority of businesses, with only only one in five organizations reporting highly effective change management. “This is a very common problem”, stated David Walton, CEO and founder of Bestoutcome. “Clients deploying new technology or enhancing legacy deployments are looking for successful outcomes that reduce total cost of ownership, improve business efficiency and meet the organization’s objectives. To do this they need to adopt change and maturity based approaches to ensure long term success and using objective tools to help identify gaps in the Enterprises‘ ability to effect business change. We have gained a body of change management knowledge over the last 15+ years and we chose to work with Complexus to build this IP into two groundbreaking change management Apps for SharePoint, called ReadinessPoint™ & RiskPoint™. Its an exciting new development as we can now offer the Enterprise or Mid-size company the ability to use these solutions on-premise or in the cloud using SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint Online via O365”.

“We formed a very strategic partnership with Bestoutcome as the mainstay of their business, like ours, is centred on helping business manage technology based change”, said Nick Bradshaw, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Complexus. Bradshaw stated, “As part of our ongoing commitment to Microsoft’s Cloud & Mobile First strategy and growing SharePoint App store portfolio, we are looking to bring to market a range of Apps for SharePoint that are simple, effective and easy to deploy. We want distributed Enterprise staff involved in change projects, PMO operations & CxO strategy development to be able to come to a common place to collaborate and assess change projects in one location. Consumer App ease of use coupled to dashboards and auditable reports that identify risk and corrective actions help ensure that any change initiative will be a success.”

Marc Lenferna, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Complexus said, “With most change programs failing to achieve a ROI or measurable benefit to the Enterprise client, these Apps are a very cost effective first steps towards changing the status quo and extol all the virtues of end user simplicity making for a very intuitive User Experience. Our App philosophy is to ensure the Desktop, Laptop, Tablet or Phone user has access to robust, Enterprise scale solutions, that offer the same ease of use as you would find in the consumer App space no matter what platform you are using. Its the first time this approach to change management has been brought to the Enterprise via SharePoint so that all stakeholders can see the insights these Apps yield in a single place”. Lenferna concluded, “We are very excited to be working with David and the team to bring this to market”.

Nick Bradshaw concluded, “In 2014, Complexus ran the SharePoint Change challenge using the Apps at 3 key industry events in South Africa. Of the 100 respondents surveyed we found 60% had challenged programs with 1 in 7 respondents receiving a recommendation to stop the project and make substantial corrective actions. This is the great thing about these Apps, as they allow you to quickly assess your change program much earlier in Program’s lifecycle and you gain a set of recommendations to get your Program back on track”. David Walton from Bestoutcome concluded, “We were so impressed with the feedback from Complexus, that we plan to run the Readiness Challenge at this year’s Project Challenge show, the UK’s leading event for Projects, Programmes, Process and Resource. Delegates are invited to join the team on Stand 40, 25th-26th March 2015, National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, UK.

ReadinessPoint™ & RiskPoint™ are available now on a per user or Enterprise licence and will soon be globally available via the Microsoft SharePoint App store.

About Complexus
Complexus is a Microsoft Gold SharePoint consultancy operating out of Cape Town & Johannesburg. The Complexus service & App portfolio is aimed at organizations seeking to collaborate more effectively with enterprise content & project data and gain a greater return on their investment in the Microsoft SharePoint platform. Complexus offer clients configurable solutions that integrate with SharePoint allied to turnkey consulting and training solutions. Complexus works with a mix of industry partners local to the South African market, is BBBEE certified and a Microsoft Business Critical SharePoint (BCSP) Partner. | enquiries(at) +27 (0) 21 409 7086

About Bestoutcome
Bestoutcome specialises in complex change management for large organisations operating in sectors such as finance, manufacturing, retail and the public sector. Its approach is based on delivering specific business outcomes within a uniquely transparent, risk managed and open framework. This is achieved by using highly experienced consultants combined with PM3 – an elegant and flexible toolset – and ODPM, an outcome-driven project management methodology. Bestoutcome’s starting point is always the client’s ultimate business goal. And it never loses sight of this. | +44 1753 885864

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