As part of a strategic shift through their 'Our Workspace' program, to state-of-the-art Microsoft® desktop and business applications, Clariant used Avanade to help upgrade its Lotus® Domino based environment to Windows 7, Office 2010, Exchange 2010, Lync and SharePoint 2010 technology.
The program impacted approximately 15,000 users spanning all businesses and functions in over 100 different countries in all continents.
In addition to the program being structured along the five technologies to be implemented, the program management, training and communication and regional deployment provided by Avanade provided the link between the various streams. This proven approach helped to manage interdependencies and focus the delivery towards the pre-defined timeline and scope.
In just six months key elements for the global roll-out for 15,000 desktops where established, bringing the new collaboration and communication capabilities to all Clariant employees.
The new platform has emerged as the foundation of new business demands and additional future investments in the areas of business and collaboration applications.