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Architect for SharePoint

Architect for SharePoint
Visualize, Design and Maintain your SharePoint environment with this easy-to-use tool.
  • View & Re-Architect: Generate visual diagrams of your site structure and make changes to your SharePoint architecture design.
  • Markup & Collaboration: Save and attach notes and comments to content types, lists and columns in the diagram to facilitate collaboration.
  • Offline Modeling: Perform visual offline information architecture modeling using the generated visual diagrams.
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Architect for SharePoint

Visualize, Design, Maintain


The Challenge with SharePoint Architecture

How you organize, classify, tag and share content is critical to how useful it is in your organization. That means your information architecture (IA) needs to be maintained and updated regularly so that your content is well organized, easily searched and relevant.   

The thing is, SharePoint doesn't design itself -- you have to, and no matter how good the design, you aren't done. You have to manage and maintain your SharePoint Information Architecture and taxonomies on a day-to-day basis.

Architect for SharePoint can help you accomplish this and much more in record time!

Design, connect, synchronize, and deploy your SharePoint architecture with assurance today.

Fortunately we came across a tool (Architect) from MetaVis. The application suite of this product included a “Live Compare” feature. With this we were able to easily select one particular site in the left part of the screen, another site in the right screen, and then select the docbases that we wanted to compare. And then after clicking on the “Go and check the differences” button (it was actually titled “Compare Now”), we could see which documents were in the old location, and were not in the new location, and vice versa. This was great! And compared to manually comparing lists, was sooo much easier. - Mark J Owen, SharePoint enthusiast and blogger, Content Management in the Real World Blog


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The MetaVis Solution for SharePoint Architecture

MetaVis Architect for SharePoint allows you to perform complex administrative operations on your SharePoint or Office 365 environment while simplifying and reducing the amount of work needed to carry them out. The Architect gives you the ability to view your current SharePoint environment through visual diagrams and build out a new environment and taxonomy structure easily because you can see exactly what you’re creating. 

  • Envrionment Visualization- Build visual 2D diagrams of your site hierarchy and structure.
  • Remote Modeling- Perform visual offline information architecture modeling using familiar entity-relationship diagrams.

  • Centralized Taxonomy Management- Automate, manage and deploy changes, taxonomy updates and structure between multiple SharePoint environments. Maintain SharePoint taxonomies in a central location.
  • Site Compare- Pinpoint differences between sites; copy specific objects between locations or synchronize your environment.

  • Site Copy- Copy elements of your information architecture between sites (content types, fields, lists).
  • Documentation- Save and attach notes and comments to content types, lists and columns in the diagram; collaborate with others; or print out a diagram for collaboration.
  • SharePoint Connectivity- Connect, design and deploy to any site/site collection including hosted environments (Application respects all SharePoint permissions).

Whether you're building out a new environment or re-architecting an existing one, Architect for SharePoint has you covered.

Why MetaVis?

No Server Install Required: MetaVis Products run on the client side, on a desktop or server, and connect remotely to your SharePoint environment. (Read: The MetaVis Approach to Building Applications for SharePoint)

Easy to Maintain: A client-side design model means you only have to update the application on the machine you have it installed on. MetaVis provides an management environment that alerts you when you log into the application that there are updates, which you can then easily get installed by closing and re-opening the application.

Fast Time-to-Value: Our solutions install in minutes, adopt in hours and drive tangible business value in a few days or less. MetaVis designs enterprise-class solutions without all the hassle required by similarly featured offerings. We are a pure software development company and believe in design and innovation first.

Comprehensive Platform Support

  • Support for On-Premises SharePoint
  • Support for Hosted / Office 365 SharePoint
  • Support for SharePoint 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013
  • Support for SharePoint Enterprise, Standard, Foundation, WSS, MOSS, Portal
  • Support for 40+ Authentication Schemes
  • Support for SharePoint 2013 Only
  • Support for SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013
  • Support for File Shares, Google Docs, and other pervasive cloud-based content destinations
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