Born in 2001, today SharePoint stays one of the most widely used enterprise collaboration solutions on the IT market. SharePoint serves enterprises both as a server-based (SharePoint On-Premises) and a cloud-based (SharePoint Online) web application that powers organizations in such areas as content management, document management, knowledge and innovation management, as well as enterprise-wide and team collaboration and communication. The popularity of SharePoint has increased dramatically once the platform became a part of the cloud Office 365 suite, thus being available for businesses of all sizes. According to the 2018 Global SharePoint and Office 365 survey, SharePoint Online adoption jumped from 31% in 2017 to 50% in 2018. Overall, there are more than 400K organizations using SharePoint worldwide. The IT market doesn’t remain indifferent to this trend, as more and more companies all over the world are starting to provide SharePoint services. Since SharePoint out-of-the-box comes as a set of features and tools, enterprises still need to put their effort into customizing the platform according to their needs and employees’ preferences. By using SharePoint default features and coupling them with custom solutions, organizations can build sophisticated corporate intranets, external-facing portals, CMSs, LMSs, DMSs and a variety of enterprise systems that cover different aspects of business processes. At the same time, the growing number of IT companies that provide SharePoint services makes it rather difficult to find a reliable partner with proper skills and experience. How to rate SharePoint consulting Below you will see a list of the most trustworthy SharePoint consulting companies that provide the full set of SharePoint-related services. The companies were analyzed and ranked according to five criteria: SharePoint expertise, companies’ statuses, and certificates, their major clients, offering strategy, and market responsiveness. The list will guide you through several key players on the SharePoint field and will help you find an optimal partner for your specific SharePoint projects. 1. Itransition Founded in 1998, Itransition is a Colorado-based custom software development company that delivers a large number of SharePoint services. The company offers SharePoint consulting, platform development, customization, implementation, update, integration with enterprise applications, and support. Itransition also helps its clients to train their staff on the SharePoint functionality. With a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status and a skilled team of 300+ .NET developers on board, the company works with all versions of the platform and specializes in complex deeply customized enterprise SharePoint solutions. The company’s portfolio includes 800+ clients, among which are eBay, PayPal, Adidas, IBM, Expedia, and more. Itransition serves 30 countries all around the world. Denver, CO Location: $25 — $49 Rate per hour: Expedia, Toyota, eBay, PayPal, Adidas Clients: 1000–9999 Employees: Website: https://www.itransition.com/ 2. Neologic Software Solutions With more than 15 years of experience, Neologic is a leading SharePoint services provider in India. The company offers SharePoint development, migration, support, and configuration. Having more than 150 clients, Neologic delivers its SharePoint services to the US, UK, Canada, and UAE. Over the years of its operations, the company has acquired strong industry expertise. This allows Neologic to build full-featured industry-specific SharePoint solutions for Logistics, Government, Retail, and Hospitality. Trivandrum, Kerala, India Location: $50 — $99 Rate per hour: Cartoys, Mashalot, Hello Cabs, Royal College of Dentists of Canada Clients: 50–249 Employees: Website: http://www.nlindia.com/ 3. ImageTech Systems Since 1994, ImageTech has been providing solutions for Enterprise Content Management (ECM). It delivers a full stack of SharePoint services, including initial development/setup, maintenance, migration, and a complete deployment health check. The company offers its services on-site or remotely, by focusing on the Government, Finance, Logistics, and Healthcare industries and working with clients of all sizes. With an in-depth understanding of ECM technologies, the company excels in building up effective SharePoint-based content management solutions along with helping enterprises make these solutions an integral part of their business processes and employees’ everyday activities. Camp Hill, PA Location: Not Revealed Rate per hour: National Energy Company, Global Transportation and Logistics Company Clients: 10–49 Employees: Website: http://www.imagetechsys.com/ 4. Longi Engineering Founded in 1997, NY-based Longi Engineering has been a Microsoft Content and Collaboration partner for more than 15 years. The company delivers both server-based and cloud SharePoint solutions and provides organizations with SharePoint consulting, implementation, development, migration, and support. Being well-versed in SharePoint On-Premises deployments, today the company also handles SharePoint Online challenges and assists its customers in transitioning to the Office 365 environment. New York, NY Location: $100 — $149 Rate per hour: Legal Services of NYC, Affinity Health Plan, Garrett County Community Action Clients: 10–49 Employees: Website: https://www.longieng.com/ 5. Binary Republik Binary Republik is a company with extensive experience in all SharePoint platform versions. Today, the company’s service package includes SharePoint consulting, development, customization, integration, migration, and support. The company has built strong expertise in delivering SharePoint CMS and BI solutions, as well as custom SharePoint-based applications using the platform’s native strengths. Binary Republik’s partnerships list includes several SharePoint gurus, such as Microsoft, Sharegate, K2, and Umbraco. The company has a versatile portfolio of successfully accomplished projects for organizations that leverage the power of SharePoint in different parts of the world. Gujarat, India Location: $25 — $49 Rate per hour: Pegasystems, South Jersey Healthcare, USAmeriBank, Blythedale Children’s Hospital Clients: 50–249 Employees: Website: http://www.binaryrepublik.com/ 6. Businessware Technologies With more than 80 experts on board and 12 years of experience, Businessware Technologies is a professional provider of SharePoint services. The company helps with SharePoint consulting, intranet and extranet design, implementation, and development, SharePoint migration and support. Businessware Technologies is recognized as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. The company’s SharePoint team has carried out 50+ projects of different complexity. The portfolio proves the company’s competencies in all SharePoint versions and their ability to turn the platform’s strengths into business advantages. Austin, TX Location: $25 — $49 Rate per hour: American Airlines, Delta, Samsung, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Alcoa Clients: 50–249 Employees: Website: http://businesswaretech.com/ 7. Dynamics Square Australia-based Dynamics Square is a consulting company that offers a wide number of business solutions based on the Microsoft technologies, including SharePoint. The company helps enterprises launch, set up, customize and tune their SharePoint deployments, as well as takes up the SharePoint upgrade, design, and migration. A strong knowledge of the Microsoft products, for example, Microsoft Dynamics or Power BI, enables the company to be a one-stop-shop for every company interested in implementing the Microsoft tech stack to foster their business processes. Sydney, Australia Location: Not Revealed Rate per hour: Kyocera, MSH, Discovery Science Center, Lanco Infratech Clients: 50–249 Employees: Website: http://www.dynamicssquare.com.au/ 8. Inquisitives Founded in 2001, Inquisitives is a software development company that has already served more than 300 clients worldwide. The company provides full-cycle SharePoint consulting and development services and designs custom ECM, BI, and document management solutions while coupling SharePoint out-of-the-box capabilities with unique custom-made features. The company has worked with such world-known companies as Samsung, Google, Yahoo!, Intel, and Xerox. Karachi, Pakistan Location: Not Revealed Rate per hour: Sanofi, Hermas, Google, Cisco, Itea Clients: 50–249 Employees: Website: http://inquisitives.com/ 9. Aufait Established in 2003, Aufait is an IT company that specializes in delivering SharePoint and Office 365 solutions and services. The company is recognized as a Gold Microsoft Content and Collaboration partner. Aufait’s offering includes full-cycle SharePoint development, consulting, UI/UX design, and migration. Apart from providing the core SharePoint services, Aufait brings in ready-to-use SharePoint solutions that are to cut enterprises’ costs on the platform’s initial customization. Aufait’s partners can leverage the tuned e-tendering and performance management solutions, as well as a pre-set SharePoint intranet for dynamic team collaboration. Bangalore, India Location: $25 — $49 Rate per hour: Oman Air, Saudi Aramco, Edenred, Paladion Clients: 50–249 Employees: Website: https://aufait.in/ 10. Cotek Systems Cotek Systems is a Georgia-based software consulting company, whose expertise lies in enterprise content management, customer relationship management, applications development, and integration. SharePoint is one of the key technologies that form the company’s service pack. Cotek Systems provides SharePoint consulting, platform governance, training, integration, and migration. The company’s offering is extended with a wide set of SharePoint add-ins, ready-made apps that enable companies to enrich the functionality of their SharePoint-based solutions with no additional coding. Among the company’s clients are Coca Cola, Linda Consulting, Comcast, and Dexia. Norcross, GA Location: $50 — $99 Rate per hour: Coca Cola, Atlanta Comcast, Dexia, Baltimore Standard Chartered Bank Clients: 10–49 Employees: Website: http://www.cotekinc.com/ What’s next for SharePoint consulting companies? Enterprise content management and team collaboration are here to stay. And so do SharePoint consultants. But with time and especially with the platform updates, our top 10 might look differently. Some companies will keep up with the progress of SharePoint, while others might lag behind or change their technology focus. We will continue to carefully monitor changes in the SharePoint consulting and development landscape to deliver an updated rating of vendors in a year or so.