Website based on SharePoint live at BrabantZorg

Last month, Rapid Circle launched a public website based on SharePoint at BrabantZorg. The website is fully responsive, optimised for Google and fully contemporary.   What did BrabantZorg need?

BrabantZorg is – as a committed organisation for housing, welfare and healthcare – always working on renewing itself. The purpose is to be able to be a distinctive and attractive regional provider for clients, employees and all the relevant institutions in the changing healthcare market. An important step in the development trajectory towards becoming an attractive provider was a new website.

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What did we do?

In collaboration with the online marketing bureau Have a Nice Day Online and BrabantZorg, we built a public facing website based on SharePoint 2013. Keeping the future and the possibility to integrate processes in mind, it suited BrabantZorg for the public website to be built on the same technology, because the internal sites and processes of BrabantZorg also run on SharePoint 2013. Rapid Circle has taken care of the technical realisation and the project management.

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The result

The website, developed in coproduction, has improved a lot when compared to the old version. The current site is fully responsive, Google optimized and entirely compliant with the guidelines and standards of these times. The most important difference between the old and the new site of BrabantZorg is that the experience of the user is much more positive due to the userfriendliness.

Would you like to know more? About public facing websites based on SharePoint or what else we can do? Please contact us!

Rapid Circle wins Microsoft ‘Worldwide Health Partner of the Year’ award.


Rapid Circle has been proclaimed winner of the ‘Health Partner of the Year’. We are very honoured to belong to a global field of top Microsoft partners. Every year Microsoft awards partners who have demonstrated excellence in innovation and implementation of future-proof customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,300 entrants from 108 different countries worldwide. In 2014 Rapid Circle was already named finalist in the Healthcare category, this year we can officially take the trophy home. With this we can be considered the most valuable partner for Microsoft in healthcare worldwide.

“This year’s award winners are among the most innovative and valuable our partner ecosystem has to offer. Therefore, it came as no surprise that Rapid Circle was named among that group as this year’s winner of the 2015 Microsoft Health Partner of the Year award,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “We applaud Rapid Circle on this achievement and for the outstanding value it continues to provide for our mutual customers.”

Industry Managing Director, Worldwide Health Paul Smolke from Microsoft adds: “Rapid Circle has earned the Microsoft Health Partner of the Year Award because of their innovation and dedication to results.  They offer solutions based on a combination of Microsoft’s cloud and mobile platforms and their understanding of healthcare.   Their solutions are easy to implement and utilize.  Thank you, Rapid Circle for making a difference.”

Phil Sorgen and Satya Nadela (Corporate Vice President and CEO Microsoft) will officially present the award at the World Partner Conference in Orlando


Specialist in healthcare

We’re very proud and honoured to win this prize. Harold Punter, CEO: “It is an acknowledgement for our course, vision and the results we achieve with our clients. For this we want to thank our clients, because we achieve innovations and success together.”

Even though Rapid Circle is present in several sectors to improve cooperation and productivity, our position is especially strong in healthcare. While the healthcare sector has less and less resources to work with, we are motivated to add value to the quality of care and to improve client experience. As Rapid Circle we can add value to productivity and quality of care through the utilization of new technologies. The Netherlands is leading in innovation of healthcare, and this award is a great example.

Cloud Success Management. A new approach to IT

Employees of (healthcare) organisations experience innovative and cloud technologies as consumers everyday. Because of this, they also expect these technologies within their organisations more and more. New solutions for mobile and tablets help with innovating internal and external communication and cooperation, increase productivity and stimulate self-organisation in flatter organisations. These solutions become relevant to organisations through configuration and continuous cloud-based innovation, just like for consumer apps.

Configuration demands a different approach to IT than customization used to have. Our approach consists of guiding (healthcare) organisations in determining cloud-strategy based on organisation goals and user profiles, implementing platforms, arranging support, measuring results and continuously pay attention to the utilization of platforms through adoption and governance. Because we invest in long-term relationships we can offer organisations the latest innovations on the platform right away


Leading in new technologies

In the Netherlands Rapid Circle is leading in implementing solutions based on the Microsoft Cloud. Important elements of the cloud are Office 365, SharePoint Online, Enterprise Mobility Suite, apps, CRM Online and Skype for Business. Based on these elements, Rapid Circle realizes solutions in healthcare. Examples are the digital workplace, care apps, employee portals, referral portals, client portals, quality handbooks and video conferencing.

As a fast growing organisation we hope to support more healthcare organisations in the years to come with their questions regarding innovation of cooperation.

Do you want to know more about our plans, way of working, solutions and services? Please contact Wilco Turnhout.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - "Off course we also participate in the battle agains ALS"


Being challenged in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? Off course we step up! "Surely we also participate in the battle agains ALS", says Harold Punter in the video with the Ice Bucket Challenge of Rapid Circle. A fun wat to generate attention and extra resources for a serious cause; the rare neurological disease ALS. "In this wat we contribute to the research of this terrible disease".

As Microsoft Healthcare partner Rapid Circle happily supports this cause. "ALS is a disease with approximately 1000 victims a year, to which no cure is available. Hopefully we can change this together", says Harold. In return, Rapid Circle challenges PQR, Agile Software and Mavention to contribute as well. Because it is as the ALS foundation states on their website: "There's only one way to ban ALS, and that is through research. And research is not cheap."