HARTMANN employees welcome the social enterprise and new collaboration tools

Business Situation

HARTMANN, one of the world's leading providers of medical and hygiene products, is in the midst of a major cultural change, transforming the way employees collaborate and work in the digital world.

Due to HARTMANN’s legacy intranet, which offered outdated user experiences and content, country organisations began to build their own intranets, making collaboration across national borders difficult.

"Everything from corporate communications to collaboration on projects is shifting away from email. If we have something for the team to communicate or share, it’s starting to take place on Yammer instead.”

Tina Grosse Global Manager Internal Communication, HARTMANN


These new criteria included leveraging social networking features, delivering a user-friendly experience and improving collaboration.

HARTMANN defined the requirements for the new intranet, named CONNECT, with the help of an employee survey, international workshops and an analysis of its existing group intranet. These new criteria included: leveraging social networking features; delivering a user-friendly experience; and improving collaboration. The CONNECT solution delivered by Avanade was built on a combination of Microsoft SharePoint and Yammer social enterprise tools. It integrates all the HARTMANN country organisations and ensures global cooperation.


Today, CONNECT is available to more than 10,000 employees worldwide, giving them access to all SharePoint functionalities for document and project management. Country organisations can also manage local content independently.

About 75% of employees now use Yammer to collaborate across 400 active groups. As a result, CONNECT is driving engagement at internal conferences and events.

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