How to connect 3,000 high-value, mobile employees separated by subsidiary, country and time zone? Lacking a well-used intranet, document management system or central collaboration tool, a new, strategic solution is required. This global asset management company sought a way to connect its workers for better collaboration.
Avanade created a cohesive collaborative framework that offers a single, connected global infrastructure, robust search and access tools, a single document repository and standardised processes for document creation, management and storage. Collaboration rates have leaped dramatically.
How it works
Avanade suggested stepping back from a "nuts and bolts" solution to take a longer, strategic view. Avanade interviewed team leads to surface and prioritise needs, then built a three-year road map to improved collaboration. Two years in, the platform and infrastructure are established. Team sites and MySites are thriving, with 80% of workers participating with their team site. Now able to conduct robust searches, share videos, launch microblogs and comment on articles and posts, workers are more engaged--with each other.