It is becoming increasingly important that your intranet behaves less like a portal to store resources and more as a Digital Workplace. Using the power of the SharePoint platform coupled with the experience and expertise of Enlighten Designs, a robust and dynamic Digital Workplace is easily within reach.

Enlighten’s Gold partnership with Microsoft and our membership in the SharePoint Deployment Planning Services program enables us to advise on solutions for today as well as provide guidance on future technology growth. Our commitment to excellence in Digital Workplace solutions has kept us at the Gold Competency level in Collaboration & Content. We've also won multiple awards in this area, including both New Zealand and APAC Collaboration & Content Partner of the Year in 2013 for our work with Mighty River Power and Wintec.

Cloud Solutions - Office 365 & SharePoint

Office 365 provides the infrastructure you need to enable collaboration within your workforce, as well as with your clients and partners. The cloud-based nature of Office 365 allows Enlighten Designs to offer solutions with the great performance and reliability of an enterprise solution without the high ongoing costs of required IT systems to support the solution.


The Office 365 platform gives you leading edge technology with ever-increasing support for mobile and tablets, allowing your people to work when and where they need. Microsoft SharePoint 2016 brings many of the amazing features of Office 365, whilst allowing you to maintain more control of your organisations data. With the new patching model, Microsoft enables you to switch on the best and most popular features of Office 365 on your intranet.

New to Digital Workplaces?

If you don’t have a Digital Workplace and you are starting your new project, our SharePoint consultants guide you in:

  • Benefits of Office 365 vs On Premise SharePoint
  • Choosing optimal licensing and deployment models
  • Preparing your IT infrastructure for SharePoint implementation
  • Sharing hands-on recommendations on implementing out-of-the-box SharePoint solutions, or if required, building custom solutions on SharePoint.

Reimagine your existing Digital Workplace

If you want to improve an existing implementation, our SharePoint consultants help you define whether your Digital Workplace:

  • Meets your current business needs
  • Follows best practice recommended guidelines to allow for future growth and functionality
  • Is implemented effectively to leverage the full capabilities of SharePoint
  • Has an effective governance plan.

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Our Services

At Enlighten Designs we offer a wide range of services to meet your SharePoint and Office 365 needs. Select a link below to learn more about how we can help you.

Planning & Implementation

At the pre-deployment stage, our business analysts come up with a detailed project plan of your desired SharePoint solution, whether SharePoint on-premise or SharePoint Online that aligns with your business requirements.

With the solution roadmap defined, our technical team helps you design an appropriate SharePoint architecture to ensure optimal operation of the platform. Apart from handling on-premises SharePoint deployments, we also help companies set up their cloud and hybrid SharePoint environments.

Deployment & Customisation

Our SharePoint consultants transform the out-of-the-box platform into a tailored solution in line with your corporate style, organisational structure and collaboration patterns. At Enlighten Designs we invest the time needed to ensure our consultants are implementing solutions according to Microsoft recommended standards so they are sustainable and extensible.

Whilst we have highly skilled developers at Enlighten Designs our mantra is to only go down the path of custom development after the following considerations:

  • Is there an out-of-the-box approach to meet the requirement?
  • Is there an existing solution that can be purchased, or do we have one in the Enlighten Design toolset to meet the requirement?
  • If neither of the approaches above meet the requirement then we look at implementing a custom solution in the most cost effective, sustainable way possible.
SharePoint Deployment & Customisation

Migration & Upgrade

We perform SharePoint upgrades and migrations using manual, semi-automated and automated approaches, coupled with our own pre-built scripts and tools to accelerate the process. Our SharePoint team has many years of experience in transitioning solutions of varying complexity between on-premises versions of SharePoint, as well as relocating solutions to a cloud or hybrid environment. During migration we also focus on optimising the solutions structure and functionality to make your entire deployment more effective.

  • Migration to SharePoint Online
  • Migration or upgrade to a higher SharePoint version
  • Migration from any third-party system to SharePoint
  • Migration to a hybrid deployment.

Maintenance & Support

Enlighten Designs helps you keep a high level of SharePoint performance and security post go-live. Our SharePoint team offers assistance on a per-request basis as well as providing ongoing support for companies that run large SharePoint deployments but don’t have in-house professionals to carry out regular maintenance and support activities.

Performance analysis
Security Patching
Functional Patching
Issue Resolution

PowerApps & Flow

PowerApps and Flow are features of the Office 365 suite that allow you to rapidly build apps and workflow with a point-and-click approach.

You can choose from a large selection of templates or start from a blank canvas, then connect your PowerApp and Flows to data via connectors and use Excel-like expressions to easily add logic to your PowerApp. Now you can simply publish your app to the web, iOS, Android, and Windows 10 and share with users of your organisation.

For more information about PowerApps click here.

Microsoft Flow Devices


We have vast experience in implementing Extranets in SharePoint to support the daily work activities of a range of internal and external user groups to ensure seamless collaboration on a variety of devices. When building Extranets (whether SharePoint 2016 or SharePoint Online), we focus on the secure sharing of content, optimal performance of the platform during peak use and implementing an effective platform for both you and your customers to communicate through.

SharePoint Extranets

Collaboration & Productivity

Enlighten Designs assists enterprises of all sizes through their digital transformation, by enabling them to implement Digital Workplaces that power employees’ collaboration and productivity, whilst spanning team and individual time management, task and project management, custom team and communication sites, communities and blogs with content and user rating. We leverage SharePoint strengths to create solutions for:

  • Multi-channel communication
  • Team & enterprise-wide collaboration
  • Organisation-wide knowledge management driven through search capabilities
  • Desktop & mobile employee productivity.


Content & Document Management

We transform a standard SharePoint implementation into a Digital Workplace with feature-rich content and document management capabilities that enable users to store, classify and rank content in different formats. We ensure easy document sharing and co-authoring, document versioning, access to SharePoint files from mobile devices, and quick search powered by SharePoint metadata. We offer:

  • Assistance in developing effective Taxonomies
  • Structured document archives & repositories
  • Integrated document management
  • Reusable list, library and site workflows
  • Protected file & data sharing.


Business Process Automation

Enlighten Designs is experienced in helping organisations to automate a variety of business processes within SharePoint. Our goal is to facilitate daily business operations, transform manual routines into well-coordinated automated processes and ensure flawless collaboration throughout the environment. We are experts at reducing timeframes of repeated activities, shortening workflow cycles, and consequently improving employees’ performance and raising their effectiveness.

SharePoint Business Process Automation

SharePoint Add-Ins

Enlighten Designs develops custom SharePoint add-ins to enrich the functionality of your Digital Workplace and make it more effective and engaging.

We have experience in leveraging the Microsoft Graph API to enrich the user experience as well as developing apps on the SharePoint Framework (SPFx).

SharePoint Add-ins
  • Downer

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    SharePoint 2010 Intranet Migration

    Downer uses world leading insights and solutions aimed to maximise their client’s success in the construction industry. They partnered with us to rebuild their existing electronic forms and improve the functionality of their SharePoint 2010 intranet by migrating to SharePoint 2013.

    During the upgrade, we worked with Downer to provide onsite support that allowed them to build their in-house SharePoint capability and enhanced the structural design of their shared information (information architecture) to improve usability for staff while focusing on making it easier to access important documents and processes. 

  • Hynds

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    SharePoint Intranet

    Hynds Pipe Systems is New Zealand’s leading manufacturer and supplier of infrastructure products. They wanted to implement a new internal system that all staff could use to effectively manage improvement requests across the organisation.

    Together, we developed their new SharePoint intranet and configured Nintex forms and workflows to capture initiatives, improvements or complaints. The intranet has generated collaboration within the organisation and left staff feeling empowered through the problem-solving process. 

  • Vector

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    SharePoint Intranet and Information Architecture

    Vector are committed to leading the transformation of the energy sector to create a new energy future. They are New Zealand’s largest distributor of electricity and gas, with distribution networks spanning the Auckland Region. Vector has 772 staff and over 1,000 contractors, so implementing effective governance on their content was a major milestone on their IT roadmap. Their intranet was running on SharePoint 2010 and needed an upgrade as well as an information architecture overhaul.

    We worked together to review the information architecture of Vector’s existing intranet, and develop a plan for their new structure. Moving Vector to SharePoint 2013 was vital to providing the tools to implement the most effective data governance, and we provided the knowledge and experience for them to cultivate a governance strategy.

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