Business Process Transformation

Critical questions for organizations using Microsoft Teams

When Teams was first released for government customers, there was common resistance to deploying it. Many customers had questions related to governance, sprawl and adoption. So, despite our enthusiasm for the product, many clients delayed their deployment of Teams. In March 2020, organizations found that they were desperate for an application that could be used …

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Building my first Power BI dashboard

Microsoft recently wrapped up their annual conference, Ignite, and it further demonstrated Microsoft’s commitment to modernizing the workplace by offering technologies that improve how we communicate and collaborate. Over the last several years, I have blogged about the capabilities of numerous Microsoft 365 applications. I’ve made it my goal to understand use cases and the …

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Microsoft Power BI Community Call: Project Tracking with SharePoint, Teams and Power BI

Kiefer Consulting has worked with state and local government to develop and deploy customized project management reporting solutions. These solutions help departments in several key areas: Transparency Improved and standardized project-level reporting The ability to see project related data on a dashboard Document control / Single source of truth Integration of data collection and dashboards …

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New clients and the questions they ask

Over the last 2 years, Kiefer has worked with more private sector companies than ever before. While a majority of our contracts come from state and local government clients, we found that in 2020 and 2021, a number of private sector companies needed the support of a firm with our expertise. Our experience in enabling …

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Intranets Reinvented

With a brave new world of work confronting organizations of all sizes – public sector and private sector alike – critical functions like driving collaboration, providing access to information, connecting users and securing confidential data have never been more important. Here at Kiefer we’ve been helping businesses and government agencies achieve those goals through building …

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Trends in Hybrid Work and the Modern Workplace

Kiefer Consulting has been following workplace trends for over 30 years, but we have seen more significant change in the last 18 months than ever before. The changes brought on by the pandemic has led to organizations rethinking organizational structure, policies, technology, and wellbeing. As a Microsoft Partner, we have paid extremely close attention to …

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Free Power BI Consultation for Government Clients

Starting now, we’re offering new and existing government and public-sector clients a free Power BI consultation. They say the only certainties in life are death and taxes. It might be time to add data to that list. Mountains of data are being created at every moment and you need to find a way to scale those mountains or risk being crushed underneath them.   At …

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ServiceNow’s Exciting Integration With Microsoft Teams

During the pandemic, Microsoft Corporation reported that Microsoft Teams took the number one spot from Microsoft Outlook as the company’s most used app. Microsoft has been promoting the idea that the solutions they offer will meet employees where they are in the flow of work, and Teams has proven that it has the ability to …

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