In 2009 Executive Coaching International (ECI) was looking to grow efficiently by proving a document sharing platform for use by clients, coaches and itself, all of whom are located in geographically diverse locations.
Initially ECI considered SharePoint as a solution platform. While Tango Technology frequently recommends and implements SharePoint for its clients, it was decided that a solution requiring less tightly grouped (in the technical sense) users was more appropriate.
The solution proposed and implemented involved tailoring of open source software hosted on a Tango server at a secure data centre.
A formal process starting with an initial brief, followed by clear specifications, research, implementation, testing and documentation led to a product that was easy to use, reasonably priced and reliable.
ECI has grown both its client base and coaching partners while minimising the work of administration and communication for ECI staff.