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10 Best Microsoft Solution Providers 2018

Liberating Business Technologies: Canviz

Liberating Business Technologies: Canviz

Canviz has been a trusted Microsoft partner since 2008 and takes pride in helping its clients eliminate the worry associated with conceiving, building deploying complex business technology solutions. The company creates dynamic software solutions leveraging the latest technologies, with deep expertise in Microsoft's Azure, Office 365, and SharePoint platforms.  

Its deep technical expertise, quality deployment and support services, combined with the key relationships with Microsoft product teams, enable Canviz to provide its customers with the business value they demand from every engagement. “In essence, our job is to help liberate our customers from their business technology worries,” says the managing partner of Canviz, Tim McDaniel.

The Canviz Difference

Canviz business technology solutions liberate its clients from worrying about having the internal skill sets necessary to conceive, build, deploy and/or maintain their business technology solutions. It provides with the strategic counsel, deep technical expertise and quality deployment services and support. It ensures to deliver the key business technology initiatives, while maintaining the TCO goals.

Relationship with Microsoft

Canviz has been a trusted Microsoft partner since 2008. As a Silver Collaboration and Content partner, the company is a part of special advisory panels and developer kitchens where it provides feedback to shape MS products and platforms.

Canviz works with MS product teams in the alpha stages before the public even knows they exist and before public previews are available. This simply means that the company has the expertise with it before anyone! In addition, it makes the training content that MS distributes to the world on MSDN, TechNet, Channel 9, the Office Developer site, and the Microsoft Virtual Academy.

Canviz believes that it is fortunate to have Todd Baginski leading its product teams. Todd is an 11-time Microsoft SharePoint MVP, frequent conference speaker and blogger. He is considered a SharePoint platform expert in the industry.

Business Technology Solution Challenges

Because the different systems and technologies deployed over time has created complexity and increased labor costs, it’s very difficult to deploy business technology projects quickly enough to proactively address or take advantage of changing business needs or market conditions. As a result, product, marketing and technical leaders require development partners that are sensitive and qualified to effectively and cost efficiently manage risk while ensuring the quality of the engagement experience and final deliverables.

To meet customer expectations, many companies frequently outsource projects to ensure delivery of key strategic business initiatives or support key IT functions. If any client faces a problem on how the current or proposed business technology solution(s) will increase sales and revenue, improve business processes, or create cost efficiencies and enable competitive advantages, Canviz has the answer.

The Huddle

Microsoft partnered with Canviz to create a world-class, cloud-based, digital lean huddle process using Microsoft Teams, Office 365 APIs, and the BOT Framework. A huddle is part of the lean\six sigma process improvement strategy. It can be used in any industry, from healthcare, to manufacturing, to software development. However, the huddle process developed by Canviz and Microsoft was primarily targeted at the healthcare industry. 

Everyone in the hospital belongs to a huddle group. Huddle groups are usually 7-15 people who work in a common area or way. They meet once a week and describe and document any issues they are having in their work, things like: high infection rates, low supplies, or temperature issues. Then they assign each issue a metric; something to track how often the issue happens. Finally, the team works together to identify success goals. 

The Huddle Solution allows for mobile and remote collaboration on every inefficiency the group members are facing at each part of their day. Using Microsoft teams as the central collaboration hub, Canviz build a mobile BOT that the huddle members can interact with throughout the day. The huddle group members use the BOT to record ideas to make specific metrics in their group improve. They can check schedules, track metrics, keep notes and share great ideas across the organization quickly and easily. 

The Clients Love Canviz

“I highly recommend the Canviz team and Todd for projects with Azure. I loved working with them. Todd and the team provides clear and detailed reports of the project’s status. They also provide a number of technical solutions for the same issue, with recommendations so the decision process is fast and efficient. I would like to work with them for future projects.”

–Ahmed Elnably, Senior Product Manager, Azure, Microsoft

“I have worked closely with Canviz for over 2 years and they have assisted me with almost every aspect of the projects I've successfully managed including UX design, business analysis, web development, project management, business intelligence and testing. They have added immense value where needed and have helped drive projects to completion in a timely manner.”

–Stan Liu, Development Manager, MPN Portal Services, Microsoft

Meet the Driving Force

Tim McDaniel is the managing partner of Canviz. A graduate from the University of Washington Foster School of Business, Tim brings his passion and competitive edge to Canviz. His focus on customer needs and employee values have helped to grow Canviz into the thriving consultancy it is today. He leads Canviz with an appreciation for quality solutions with fresh designs, while taking time to celebrate successes with the Canviz team and clients. When not working with clients, you might find Tim volunteering in the community at local schools and sports programs.

“Our standing as a go to partner for Microsoft product teams, rigid rapid deployment framework and quality deployment and support services provide you the business value you demand from every engagement.”


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