Roland DGA Corporation is the U.S.-based marketing, distribution and sales arm of Roland DG Corporation of Hamamatsu, Japan, a worldwide leader in the sign, graphic arts, fine art, vehicle graphics, UV, photography, engraving and 3D modeling industries.
Founded in 1981 and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Roland DG is the world’s number one provider of wide-format inkjet printers for the durable graphics market. Roland DG is also affiliated with Roland Corporation, renowned in the music world for developing MIDI technology and for producing sophisticated digital music equipment including keyboard synthesizers, recording equipment and other related technologies.
Laminar Consulting Services was engaged to provide a senior SharePoint Architect and Developer to assist in their Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 implementation. The goal was to provide a senior resource to help mentor their internal staff on the best practices for enhancing and deploying MOSS throughout their enterprise. Laminar was also asked to provide development services from time to time for those requirements that were beyond the skill of the internal Information Technology staff.
Over the course of a year and a half we provided services on a part time basis which worked out to be roughly 20 hours a week. This allowed Roland to make enhancements to their SharePoint site without dedicating an entire team to any given project. Roland DGA later decided to make part of their SharePoint site and external facing portal for their dealers to track orders and create service orders.
In addition the application needed to be extended by building an External Security Provider since their dealers weren’t part of their Active Directory Structure. We were also responsible for creating the Service Order Entry portion of the application that is integrated with some of their back end systems such as Great Plains and Microsoft CRM 3.0.