Does your organization use Office365 & SharePoint online on a large scale?Does your organization invest regularly in creating và maintaining SharePoint sites và contents for team collaboration?Learn how Flow Buttons made it possible for ProRail khổng lồ facilitate rapid provisioning of team and project sites, thus streamlining processes for ongoing maintenance.

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Flow buttons

Flow buttons can be triggered from the Flow mobile app (get the app) or website.

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Moreover, after serving well their administrators, ProRail now plan to leverage Flow further by using button sharing& exposing various SharePoint operations to lớn their end-users for self-service. Button sharing enables you lớn mô tả buttons with your peers such that these users can run them as well, thus helping them become more efficient, as well as enforcing the same processes across the organization. Chechồng out this danh mục of templatesto get started.

About ProRail

Prorail is a semi-governmental organization that is responsible for the entire railway infrastructure in the Netherlands. They work 24/7 khổng lồ make the rail infrastructure safer, more reliable, and more durable to get people và goods lớn their destination in time. The Netherlands have sầu the busiest rail system in Europe. In năm ngoái 3,3 million train rides were made. ProRail employs approximately 4000 people and has a E3 Office365 enterprise license for every employee.

"Flow buttons help us to create sites quicker which makes our customer happy. Another advantage is that a non-technical person can vì chưng the job.I can’t wait lớn see the Flow phầm mềm in the hands of the end-users. It will help them adopt SharePoint. Most people like apps, don’t they?" says Berna Vink from ProRail.

To support such a scale, ProRail works closely with two preferred solution providers on their various needs, Sogeti & Motion10.

About Sogeti – “We are a leading provider of công nghệ and software testing, specializing in Application, Infrastructure and High-Tech Engineering Services. Sogeti offers cutting-edge solutions around Testing, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Mobile, Cloud và Security.” About Motion10 – “Integration is in the DNA of Motion10 và we are specialists in Digital Collaboration và Business Intelligence using giải pháp công nghệ. We help clients to work smarter and more efficient. Next khổng lồ this, using the Flow Mobile phầm mềm khổng lồ provision sites is very easy và intuitive”

When recently speaking with Daniel Laskewitz from Sogeti, he shared that “Flow helps ProRail lớn be more productive sầu with their site creation process. It's easy khổng lồ use different services và connect them lớn our Flows. The Flow buttons make it possible for the SharePoint administrators at ProRail khổng lồ create a site from anywhere with any device."

How did Flow come lớn the rescue

ProRail uses Office365 và SharePoint Online lớn collaborate in teams, departments and project teams. In order to lớn support and maintain SharePoint sites they use several different site templates that are used khổng lồ provision a site when a new project or team is formed.

All this work is done by the Enterprise Content Management team. To facilitate easy & rapid provisioning of team & project sites they asked to lớn use a more streamlined process.

This is where Flow và Flow buttons step in.

ProRail defined a button flow for SharePoint administrators for the rapid site creation. ProRail currently uses Mavention Make for site creation, and the button flow uses this solution to create sites. For your own environment you can also use Office Dev PnPhường. as a provisioning solution.

The Administrator can trigger a button flow from anywhere using his sản phẩm điện thoại tiện ích, or from the flow website.


When selecting the button, they can easily provide input đầu vào parameters such as the site title, the template used & a chất lượng tracking number for the site.

Below, for example, are the inputs to lớn fill when triggering a button from the flow website.


How does the flow work?

Once every đầu vào is filled, a compose action is used to create a JSON message from the inputs. When the compose-action is completed the Flow sends a JSON message to an Azure function that provisions the site. These inputs, combined with additional configuration pre-defined in the Flow, are all that’s needed lớn easily provision new sites.


“Optimizing business processes is a breeze with Flow and Azure Functions. As a developer you have all the required tools for testing your integrations & it's easy khổng lồ quickly provide value for your client. Next khổng lồ this, it is a joy khổng lồ see new & useful features get added lớn Flow on a weekly basis."Says Jurgene Wiersema from Motion10

As a next step, the team plans to lớn leverage button sharingas well as Approvals khổng lồ make this ability available for end-users. They will add an approval step khổng lồ the button flow & then nội dung that button with company employees. This allows for self-service site creation which is monitored by the ECM team. In addition, they will also make self-service creation available with other configurations for SharePoint.


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