The Solution Collective®
Discover. Design. Deliver.®
The Solution Collective® is an Australian based IT Consultancy, specialising in the delivery of web based and systems integration projects – with a particular focus on .NET, Office 365, SharePoint, Business Intelligence, and everything Microsoft (we’re a Gold partner of course). Based in Brisbane but with national and international clients, we’ve assembled a rare combination of talented individuals. Our expertise includes specifying, designing and delivering Internet, Extranet and Intranet sites – for consumption and collaboration across desktop, tablet and mobile.
The Solution Collective® is trusted by our tier 1 clients to fully Discover business requirements, Design an optimal solution, and to Deliver that solution on time. Easy to say, Difficult to do. Which is why finding the right partner for your project is critical…
SharePoint services we offer
✓ Office 365 mail migrations – getting from on-prem, to the cloud.
✓ Office 365 intranet migrations – content and collaboration from anywhere
✓ SharePoint SOS – disaster recovery, and business continuity planning
✓ Governance – gaining back control of your SharePoint
✓ Strategy and Advice – SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 & SharePoint Online/O365
✓ Migration – whether new to SharePoint, or upgrading to the latest version
✓ Integration – SharePoint as the portal to your enterprise apps
✓ Customisation – .NET development from the best in the business
✓ Monitoring – spotting problems before they impact your business
✓ Patching and Maintenance – taking the complexity and risk out of upgrades
✓ Recruitment – finding the best SharePoint, .NET, SQL and Microsoft stack specialists
Meet the team.
These are the people that make it all happen.
Carlo is a highly experienced Prince2 accredited project manager and management consultant – having worked across a number of sectors, including education, local government, resources, banking and professional services. Carlo has worked for some leading Australian companies including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Commonwealth Bank as well as Westpac.
Sebastian is an accomplished SharePoint Infrastructure analyst, with extensive experience managing and maintaining SharePoint environments for tier 1 companies and government clients. This, combined with his calming and resourceful influence under pressure make Sebastian an absolute must on any project team.
Natasha is an experienced Digital Strategist and Project Manager with 10+ years’ leading projects for FTSE 100 companies, start-ups and the education sector. She recently returned from the UK where she led the SharePoint/O365 Upgrade at the University of Brighton and worked with the NHS to deliver technology driven behaviour change programmes.
Arnie has over 15 years’ experience as a consultant, solution architect and development manager. An expert in Microsoft SharePoint, Nintex, K2, Microsoft CRM, workflow solutions and enterprise application integration – Arnie left his position leading an in-house SharePoint development effort for a global SharePoint implementation in 2012, in order to share his skills and insights with a wider audience.
Dan is a safe pair of hands. With over 10 years at the coal face with SharePoint and web technologies – Dan has the depth of knowledge, and breadth of experience to ensure an optimal solution design is selected. Dan’s current passions are client side development, software patterns and practices, and cloud architectures.
Rabia is an experienced SharePoint Developer – with her finger firmly on the pulse of everything fresh and new in the world of SharePoint Online, and Office 365.
Kaja is the glue that keeps our projects together – whether that be working with clients to document and analyse requirements, creating project and delivery plans, or testing solutions to ensure quality. Kaja has a passion for ensuring our clients are happy, and that’s just fine with us.
Naveen has been tinkering with SharePoint for the best part of a decade, and loves nothing more than delivering an awesome new SharePoint widget or customisation to a client. Naveen also LOVES supporting business users to get the best out of SharePoint.
Tom is passionate about really understanding what makes an organisation tick, coming up with ideas that will make a genuine difference, and pushing those ideas through to delivery – so that the value is realised. With Tom on your side, you know this thing is going to happen.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE & BI SPECIALIST
Khurram is an exceptional data analyst of the highest pedigree, and his niche is empowering business leaders to make informed business decisions with the best data. This is done by consolidating, transforming and exposing data both on-premises, and in the Microsoft cloud with PowerBI.
Watch Steve in front of a computer and soon you’ll realise just how big a gap there is between a good developer, and a truly great developer. Whether on green field developments, or fixing nasty bugs – with Steve on the case you know the job is as good as done.
How we work.
It's not complicated, but it does make a difference.
Small. Packets. Of. Work. Whether you have a massive Intranet or system integration project, or a small set of bug fixes to an existing application – first we undertake a small, fixed price engagement to understand your needs. We Discover. Then we analyse your requirements, and propose a program of mini projects that will bring you closer to your goals – we Design. Then you authorise whichever mini projects you like, and we make it happen – we Deliver. Simple.
Whether our client is a large government department, a corporate powerhouse, a growing SMB, or a 5 man shop – all of them tell us that they love our approach as is minimises risk, builds trust, and maximises value.
What else? Time estimates are provided for each of the mini projects – with each preferably being 2 weeks in length, but never longer than 4 weeks. The price for the mini project is fixed, but the scope will vary depending on what we are actually able to get done within the time period. As we successfully complete mini project after mini project – your confidence in our ability to deliver will grow, as will the realisation that you are getting good value – and that you won’t be left with a big invoice, and no solutions 6 months down the line.
Is that it? Yes. Basically this process reduces risk for both parties. We aren’t keen for fixed-price, fixed-requirement, time-limited work – as in order to mitigate the risk of that, a huge amount of negotiation work is required – and the price will necessarily go up. In other words – we all spend a lot of time talking about what we are going to build, and who is to blame if it goes wrong, but not actually building anything. Everyone loses. We find that building trust and being flexible is the much better methodology… and we are confident that you will agree.
Some of our wonderful clients
Big or small, old or new, we love them all…
Our client case studies
Don’t just take our word for it, see what our clients are saying…
Rochelle Oberholzer, Group Risk Manager
For this project The Solution Collective delivered global, multi-lingual Intranet and Document Management System that is now being used by Austin Engineering’s staff around the world. The platform includes targeted news based on geographic location and division, and a system of smart alerts to notify users when documents have been updated.
Brian Carroll, IT Manager
During this 12-week “Kickstart” project, we provisioned a new SharePoint Online Document Management System for MPC, migrated documents from a legacy SharePoint 2010 system – and prior to ‘go live’ provided a mix of onsite training workshops, and online training pages.
Tell us about what you are thinking, and we’ll see if we can help.
10 Eagle Street
GPO Box 354