Rise Foundation

Making SharePoint and Office 365 Easy to Use™
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You Should Expect a Consumer-like Experience

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Intranets shouldn't be a hassle to use and update. Blue Rooster's Rise Foundation™ will let you harness the benefits of SharePoint fast—on-prem, in the cloud or hybrid environment: deployment should not dictate what you can do. Finally: your intranet can be easy to use and serve as a true resource for employees.

Rise Foundation puts your employees at the center of your SharePoint-based intranet. Give all employees the intranet site they need, with great usability thanks to Rise Foundation's consumer-style interface with enterprise-grade features. You'll surface the highest-value features of SharePoint, make them easy to use, and see employees more engaged. All of that equates to higher ROI.

Rise Foundation provides features to help HR and Corporate Communications departments connect with employees better than ever.

Why Choose Rise Foundation

Human Resources
Give your employees the resources and support they need, including employee onboarding, training, benefits information, enrollment access and more. Help them get more done quickly.

Corporate Communications
Build employees' connections to your company—and each other. Rise Foundation makes it easy to publish news, and employees can access it anywhere—including mobile devices.

Benefits of Rise Foundation

Faster Deployment
No customization needed—fast configuration from Blue Rooster gets you up and running quickly

Higher ROI
Get users engaged so you can see the return on your SharePoint investment in no time

Proven User Interface
Benefit from Blue Rooster's 12+ years of experience in user-centered design

Branded Look & Targeted Content
Get an attractive company intranet you’ll be proud to show off

Fewer Headaches for IT
Decrease calls to your IT Helpdesk right from the start


Rise helps you navigate the challenging road of branding a complex platform like SharePoint/Office 365 with minimal dependence on your IT team. We configure each Rise Foundation site for your corporate look and feel. Your employees get the experience they want and expect from their company, while you leverage the power of the SharePoint platform.

Corporate Communications Publishing

Rise Foundation capitalizes on SharePoint’s workflows for publishing, ensuring your publishers—be they corporate communications professionals, HR professionals, or members of any team—can update content with ease.

Social Collaboration

Let your intranet Rise above the rest. It’s a powerful collaboration solution that puts your social feed—Yammer or SharePoint Social—right where it needs to be: at the heart of your project or team sites. The Mega Menu lets users create their own shortcuts to the documents and sites they use most.

Social Collaboration

With Rise Foundation you can brand your SharePoint intranet while providing an easy-to-use consumer-style experience developed by Blue Rooster’s UX experts. Our UX team developed the UX for Rise Foundation based on more than a decade of designing great user experiences on top of SharePoint.


Rise Foundation will help you make better use of your investment in Microsoft SharePoint. It’s available for SharePoint 2013 on-premise, or in the cloud. Rise lets you leverage Office 365 and the cloud a fully branded intranet—without worrying about headaches and breakage from Microsoft’s push updates.

Path to the Cloud

Rise Foundation provides a clear path to migrate from on-prem to the cloud with significantly less effort from your IT team—whenever you’re ready. Rise Foundation is designed with that transition in mind. Give yourself more choices for your intranet. That way you can concentrate energy on what is being collaborated on—not the idiosyncrasies of your platforms.

Path to the Cloud
Human Resources

Centralized Policies & Procedures
Easy to access policies and procedures for employees, supervisors, and HR

Benefits Overview
See an individual’s benefit information

Easier Onboarding
Onboarding road map for new employees

Internal Recruitment
Open positions within the company

Manage PTO/Annual Leave
Centralize tracking of requests for time off

Easy for Employees to Use

Global Header/Footer
Powered by managed metadata and the Rise Foundation configuration page

Featured Article Rotator
Image and headline for lead articles and important announcements

Gives each user the ability to favorite sites/pages in order to keep them in their favorites pane in the personalized Mega Menu

Left Navigation
Features 3-level deep navigation, powered by managed metadata at the site level


Fully responsive Publishing portal, including header/footer and "hamburger" menu

Universal/Customized Page Layouts
Fully-responsive page layouts with preconfigured webparts to suit specific use cases

WYSIWYG styles
Branding for SharePoint styles in content, handling headings, block quotes, and more

Get a Demo

Click the button to get a no-obligation demo of Rise Foundation today or give us a call at 1-206-632-7730.