About Kiefer Consulting

Our Story

Before smartphones, before the cloud, before the Web, before so many of the incredible innovations we now consider commonplace there was Kiefer Consulting. For more than 30 years Kiefer Consulting has been the leading provider of Microsoft-based solutions for a wide range of public and private sector clients in California and beyond.

Based in historic Folsom, Calif., Kiefer Consulting is a Certified Small Business that has been built to deliver to our clients uniquely tailored solutions that drive collaboration, enhance communication and bring efficiency to critical business processes. We have met the requirements to competitively bid on California state government contracts and we take pride in being recognized for delivering the highest-quality solutions. We are focused on superior user experience and enabling clients to be self-sufficient long after a project concludes. We bring a complete team to every engagement. Our clients enjoy access to our trained and talented business analysts, developers, and infrastructure experts who collaborate with our clients to produce solutions that meet and exceed expectations.

Our reputation for exceptional outcomes is a direct result of our commitment to investing in our employees. Our team is provided the opportunity to work with company leadership to develop personal training plans, attend seminars and classes, and take exams to earn Microsoft certifications. Kiefer Consulting’s talented team is comprised of full-time, fully benefitted employees trained in Kiefer Consulting’s proven delivery methodologies. Because of these investments in our employees, our clients are treated to an experienced team with an average tenure of 5.2 years. As a result, Kiefer Consulting was a finalist in the Best Places to Work Awards presented by the Sacramento Business Journal (2017).


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Perhaps best known for our nationally recognized SharePoint practice, the Kiefer team has broad expertise in SharePoint development, infrastructure, and support and has demonstrated leadership in SharePoint since its introduction in 2003. Kiefer team members have earned Microsoft certifications, presented at major conferences, written articles, and contributed to books that have been published about SharePoint.

Since the release of Microsoft Office 365, Kiefer Consulting leveraged our expertise in the Microsoft platform to support clients with an interest in forging a modern workplace by moving infrastructure and applications to the cloud. Kiefer Consulting’s Office 365 practice allows clients to leverage their investment in Office 365 and gain efficiencies by implementing applications that improve communication, collaboration, and business efficiency.

Pairing nicely with Office 365 is Microsoft’s business intelligence solution known as Power BI. We’ve been excited about Power BI since its 2011 launch and, since then, we’ve been supporting clients who desire to make better decisions based on the insights provided by the dynamic visualization capabilities of Power BI.

All the investment in our team and all our industry-leading expertise has helped us craft unique, powerful and customized solutions based in 3 consulting practice areas: Modern Workplace, Data Analytics and Visualization  and Microsoft Power Platform Solutions. Our long track record of successful implementations in these practice areas, along with our proven expertise in Microsoft platforms, resulted in Microsoft elevating Kiefer Consulting to the status of Gold Partner.

At Kiefer we understand that successfully transforming an organization’s processes is built on a foundation of well-tended relationships. That’s why Kiefer Consulting has strong partnerships with industry leading third parties that enable us to bring best-in-class solutions to our clients. Our partnerships allow the Kiefer team to enhance the capabilities of solutions built on the Microsoft platform.

As trusted advisors to numerous state agencies, our clients know us as innovators. And though technologies change over time, one simple truth remains constant: we succeed only when our customers succeed.

The Kiefer Difference

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Award-Winning Solutions

Kiefer solutions have been profiled in numerous articles and have received awards at events that recognize technology achievement. These awards include; CIO Academy IT Leadership Award (2015), Digital Government Achievement (2014), Government Mobility (2013), Best of California Awards (6-time winner), Nintex Partner Award Finalist (2017) and U.S. Small Business Administration Contractor of the Year Finalist (2019).

Strong Industry Partnership

In 2017, Microsoft elevated Kiefer Consulting to the status of Managed Partner. Managed Partner designations are a reserved for a small number of elite partners that demonstrate a track record of successful implementations, proven expertise in Microsoft platforms, and a minimum number of employees who’ve earned certifications in their areas of competency.

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Community Minded Approach

Building strong relationships is also why Kiefer is leader and a major contributor in technical and industry communities. We have served on countless advisory committees, hosted free events to educate users, led local technical user groups, taught courses at the Project Management Institute and brought SharePoint Saturday to the Sacramento region.

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