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Speaking at Nintex Inspire 2016 in Las Vegas

I am so happy to announce that I’ll be speaking at Nintex InspireX Conference co-presenting with Tom Castiglia. We will share how to use Nintex Workflow & Forms and DocuSign fornintexinspire automating some of the most typical Human Resources process in a company. Nintex Workflow and Docusign can work together to request and retrieve digital signed PDF files for archiving the paperwork that needs HR by law need to retain. We automated some process for our customers and we want to share our overall solution approach.

Nintex InspireX will be on take place in Las Vegas, Nevada between February 22-24. In encourage you to review the agenda and awesome sessions/speaker line up.

Here the session details:
Using Nintex and DocuSign for Open Enrollment and Employee Onboarding, with Konica Minolta Business Solutions
When organizations hire a new employee, the onboarding process always requires the new hire to fill out, sign and submit numerous legally binding forms. These forms are typically provided by benefit providers and government agencies in paper and/or PDF format, and require a “wet” signature to be submitted. This session will show how to architect a re-usable solution based on Nintex Forms, Nintex Workflow and DocuSign, that can support any number of different third party forms, converted into DocuSign templates in order to capture a legally binding digital signature. We’ll also show dashboards for the HR Manager to monitor the progress/status of forms pending for each employee.


Is your SharePoint implementation capable to engage with your business people

Just think about it. Is your SharePoint operational state capable enough to support your business enterprise content and information? A SharePoint implementation is more than one server, yes, you can install one server just for testing purposes, not recommended for production. Any software product or solution that your business relies need to be carefully planned and implemented in away to ensure that your business will not be impacted by technical issue or problem that can arise over time specially if you own the hardware and software.

SharePoint has been architected to support high availability and scalability so the business is not impacted with potential hardware or software risks. Make sure your staff knows the implications of an specific server configuration or what we like to call "topology" for your SharePoint implementation.

Yes, it’s expensive, so with your technical staff make sure you explore the implicit costs of owning a server product like this, there are several approaches for using SharePoint this days, third party hosting or the cloud are some examples that can help us with the ROI.

Rolling up SharePoint is not a matter of installing the server infrastructure, also, plan an structure or what we like to call "taxonomy" that represent and fit your business model also is critical and important to ensure that what we present to people make perfect sense.

The following list are some artifacts and configuration settings we also need to plan for:

  • Corporate Branding
  • Content Types
  • Site Columns
  • Term Sets
  • Sub Sites
  • Security Groups
  • Pages
  • Videos
  • Web Parts
  • Site Templates

Interested on understanding more about this concepts? Just join to my session "Introduction to Intranet Planning" next April 12, 2014 during the First Online SharePoint Saturday Gulf event!


Haaron Gonzalez
SharePoint MVP and Lead Solution Architect
Hershey Technologies