Content Formula

Wizdom SharePoint Intranet as a Service

Wizdom is a SharePoint Intranet-in-a-box for Office 365 and/or SharePoint on premise.

Wizdom extends and simplifies SharePoint and Office 365's capabilities, creating intranets that are intuitive to navigate, easy to maintain and highly configurable. Wizdom enables mobile, communication, collaboration, knowledge management, sharing and social features for today's enterprise.


  • Over 50 configurable and easy to use Intranet features
  • Mobile app (iOS/Android). Also fully responsive for mobile browsers
  • Extensive integrations with Office 365 (Flow, Teams, Stream, Yammer etc.)
  • Sophisticated news system with targeting and tagging
  • Community and project sites with collaboration features
  • Social features including comments, likes, @ mentions, sharing with notifications
  • Content governance, mandatory reads and editors dashboards
  • Custom branding
  • Rapid implementation and suitable for Agile
  • Easy to integrate with external systems


  • Like intranet lego, Wizdom allows to build intranet pages quickly
  • Wizdom aides collaboration and knowledge sharing for mobile and desktop
  • Multiple drag-and-drop modules ensure most requirements can be catered for
  • Rapid deployment reduces up front cost and time to launch
  • Content governance tools drive content relevance and currency
  • Content is targeted to the user ensuring relevance and personalisation
  • User friendly, modern, intuitive interface for publishers and end users
  • Close integration with Office 365 thanks to Native SharePoint architecture
  • Powerful customisation capabilities without impacting upgrade path
  • Helps drive adoption of Office 365 and digital workplace tools


£950 per transaction per month

  • Education pricing available
  • Free trial available

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Content Formula

Dan Hawtrey

0207 471 8500

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
What software services is the service an extension to
SharePoint Online, Sharepoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2019 and Office 365. It also integrates with many Office 365 tools
Cloud deployment model
  • Public cloud
  • Private cloud
Service constraints
Wizdom requires SharePoint Online or SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2019.
System requirements
  • SharePoint or Office 365 licence
  • Azure environment (we can provide this or you can)
  • The mobile app works on Android and Apple iOS

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Yes, at extra cost
Support response times
Our support levels are:
Priority 1 (Service not available) Response within 1 hours; Resolution, best effort; Escalation, 2 hours.
Priority 2 (Significant degradation) Response within 2 hours; Resolution, best effort; Escalation 4 hours.
Priority 3 (limited degradation) Response within 4 hours; Resolution, 8 hours; Escalation 8 hours.
Priority 4 (limited users effected) Response within 8 hours; Resolution, 8 hours; Escalation 8 hours.

Standard support hours are Monday to Friday between 9am and 5:30pm.

The cost for this level of support is £250 per month, payable annually in advance, plus £150 per hour of effort. Other support packages are available
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Online ticketing support accessibility
WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Phone support
Phone support availability
24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support
Onsite support
Onsite support
Support levels
You will be provided with a dedicated Project Manager and Account Manager for the duration of your engagement with Content Formula.

This Project/ Account Manager will be your main point of contact throughout the implementation and for all support requirements.

Your Project Manager will triage all requests, hand them out to the appropriate service and follow up on their delivery.

Our support levels are:
Priority 1 (Service not available) Response within 2 hours; time to fix estimate 2 hours;
Priority 2 (Significant degradation) Response within 4 hours; time to fix estimate 3 hours;
Priority 3 (limited degradation) Response within 6 hours; time to fix estimate 4 hours;
Priority 4 (limited impact) Response within 24 hours; time to fix estimate 24 hours;

Standard support hours are Monday to Friday between 9am and 5:30pm.

The cost for this level of support is £1250 per month, payable quarterly in advance - this buys you 10 hours of support per month. You can top up at the same rate. Other support packages are available including custom SLAs
Support available to third parties

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
The Wizdom implementation process includes administrator training and content owner training that involves either onsite or online training for a select number of site and content owners.

We then offer an extensive period of support whilst administrators begin to upload content onto the intranet. During this phase we are on hand to fix any issues and offer on demand support until the intranet is approved for launch.

We also create bespoke documentation for wider circulation.

There is also a Wizdom Success Portal with up-to-date training videos, how-tos, tips, FAQs, beginners guides etc.

The full implementation process includes discovery to understand your business and users objectives (this is run by our UX team), UX and IA to define the site map, information structure, navigation, taxonomy , graphic design to ensure the site represents your organisation and full technical configuration of your Wizdom intranet.

End user education can be added to the implementation scope if required. This would include a communications plan that introduces new intranet features illustrating how to adopt and make best use of each feature.
Service documentation
Documentation formats
End-of-contract data extraction
Wizdom uses SharePoint to store all of the user data. At the end of the contract, the information will still be available to the customer without the requirement for Wizdom.

If the customer wishes to transfer data away from SharePoint, custom tools can be created for this, or use of existing 3rd party tools may be used.
End-of-contract process
The initial contracted period is one year. Costs for the first year are payable up front. Once the first year is complete, customers can cancel their subscription to Wizdom with three months notice.

Once notice has been given, at the three month point your Wizdom licence will be withdrawn meaning the WIzdom web parts will no longer be available to your organisation.

All content will remain available to you in your SharePoint environment on Office 365.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
Application to install
Compatible operating systems
  • Android
  • IOS
  • Linux or Unix
  • MacOS
  • Windows
  • Windows Phone
  • Other
Designed for use on mobile devices
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
The Wizdom application provides mobile access in two ways:
1) a mobile app for Andoid and iOS
2) a responsive framework that transforms the view of desktop to mobile. The mobile view increases usability by using techniques such as larger buttons and a floating navigation and mobile gestures such as swiping through content and there is no loss of functionality.
Service interface
Description of service interface
Wizdom provides a service interface across all of its features and webparts. Some are designed for end users (e.g the noticeboard tool allows users to post messages) , others for editors and content managers (e.g. the policy management tool allows editors to draft and approve policies) and some just for administrators (e.g. the navbar can be edited and changed by admins).
Accessibility standards
WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Accessibility testing
WCAG 2 compliance is delivered via SharePoint which is WCAG2 compliant.
What users can and can't do using the API
Wizdom has a dedicated API and REST endpoints that allows developers to not only interact with the Wizdom environment but also with your SharePoint Online instance.

The API allows users to fetch information as well as put information in to Wizdom and SharePoint Online.
API documentation
API documentation formats
  • Open API (also known as Swagger)
  • HTML
API sandbox or test environment
Customisation available
Description of customisation
Wizdom provides an interface that allows for easy customisation to the front end of SharePoint. This includes theming as well as module templating.

Wizdom is completely native to SharePoint and does not restrict any of the out of the box SharePoint customisation options that users have.

Administrators can define which users have access to the Wizdom admin interface.


Independence of resources
Wizdom uses Microsoft's Azure environment to host the application. Azure allows us to scale out (over multiple web servers), or scale up (increase CPU and RAM). At time of project discovery we will make an initial recommendation around the resources required. As usage increases, we can scale out / up at any time.


Service usage metrics
Metrics types
Wizdom captures the following metrics around a users session:
- pages viewed
- user's location
- session time
- device information
Reporting types
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request


Supplier type
Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold
Wizdom A/S and LiveTiles

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • EU-US Privacy Shield agreement locations
User control over data storage and processing locations
Datacentre security standards
Managed by a third party
Penetration testing frequency
At least once a year
Penetration testing approach
Protecting data at rest
Other data at rest protection approach
Wizdom uses Microsoft's Cloud to manage all of its data. Therefore, data at rest is handled within the cloud infrastructure that abides by Microsoft's principles. Certain data within the Wizdom application is encrypted for enhanced security.
Data sanitisation process
Equipment disposal approach
In-house destruction process

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
All user data is stored within SharePoint Online and not within the Wizdom application. Data can be exported from SharePoint using custom scripts or 3rd party tools when required.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data export formats
Raw documents
Data import formats

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network
TLS (version 1.2 or above)

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
Wizdom is hosted on the Microsoft Cloud and as such offers the SLA that Microsoft provides.

Downtime is considered as any period of time when users are unable to read or write any portion of a SharePoint Online site collection for which they have appropriate permissions. A 99.9% platform guarantee is offered, and if not met a 25% platform fee credit will be given. Availability of less than 95% is met with a 100% platform fee credit.
Approach to resilience
This information is available upon request.
Outage reporting
Wizdom uses Microsoft's Service Health dashboard for outage reporting:

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Microsoft provides a dashboard to define which users have access to which services on Office 365. Users can be provided with elevated permissions to carry out tasks across the different features, such as Exchange Online and SharePoint Online.

Wizdom also provides an interface to allow SharePoint Online users with administrator access to configure the Wizdom application. These administrators are defined within the application by a master admin.
Access restriction testing frequency
At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Username or password

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
Users have access to real-time audit information
How long user audit data is stored for
At least 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users have access to real-time audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for
At least 12 months
How long system logs are stored for
At least 12 months

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
ISO 28000:2007 certification
CSA STAR certification
PCI certification
Other security certifications

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Security governance certified
Security governance standards
ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes
Content Formula maintains an Information Security Policy that addresses:
Incident response,
Classifying information,
Storage and transfer,
Physical security,
End-point protection and antivirus,
Network security and monitoring,
Computer access control,
Internet and email usage,
Back up procedures,
Working off-site,
Smartphone and tablets,
Telephone usage,
USB and removable drives,
Remote access,
Start and Termination of contract and starters and leavers process including training.

If any user is found to have breached this policy, they may be subject to Content Formula’s disciplinary procedure. If a criminal offence is committed further action may be taken to assist in the prosecution of the offender(s).

There is an annual information security awareness training.
There is an annual PC audit.
There is an annual overall audit of all systems and the security policy.

The following identifies the reporting structure:
Responsible- Managing Director.
Accountable- Managing Director.
Consulted- Production Director, Technical Manager, Network Support Engineer.
Informed- All permanent staff, contractors, and third party service providers (where appropriate).

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
During the development of any features on the Wizdom environment, all changes are tracked using version control. All code is peer and penetration tested to ensure quality, performance and security.
Vulnerability management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach
Wizdom adopts the recommendations from Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) - a framework for secure design, and all parts of the Wizdom product are compliant with the recommendations of the OWASP Top Ten Project.
All new feature requests for Wizdom are evaluated relative to secure design. Before we release a new version of the Wizdom product to our customers, the new version undergoes a structured QA test. The QA test involves penetration test. We use OWASP OWTF as the framework and tool for this penetration testing.
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
Microsoft has a built in Security Center that helps administrators identify data / security breaches. This data includes features such as user audit tracking, live threat management, data governance and reporting.
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
We provide a customer portal for raising support requests for platform related incidents. This system allows users to define the level of urgency with their request.

Once a request is received it is assigned internally to the most appropriate person and communication is sent back to the customer via this portal.

If there is a global incident surrounding the platform, email alerts will be sent to customers providing a full update and analysis of the incident and any timelines associated with resolving.

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Supplier-defined process

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks


£950 per transaction per month
Discount for educational organisations
Free trial available
Description of free trial
We can provide access to a trial environment. Prior to the trial we provide full training and handholding. The trial period gives stakeholders the opportunity to access a demo version of Wizdom and to make changes to the system, upload content etc for a limited time period.

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