IPI GmbH designed uniform employee portals within the group, in which users cross-sector can work together. Lichtenau, 30.03.2011. The Franz Cornelsen education group focuses on the collaboration platform SharePoint 2010 now for the cross-divisional collaboration and better information by 3,000 employees. The project was implemented jointly with the IPI GmbH, Lichtenau. The largest in Germany specialist service provider for SharePoint could convince due to his extensive experience in the area of employee portals. Overall objective of the project was that all employees of the group the Group should receive uniform access to essential information. In addition, internally as well as with external work in virtual team spaces for an effective exchange and cooperation should be established. An aim of the project continued to optimize the exchange of knowledge and the coordination of projects by using Enterprise 2.0 technologies.
In the nine-month project were cross-group team portals rebuilt, are accessible to all employees from any location. Also a significant added value was created with a global employee portal for everyday work, in which mainly the ease of use generated a high level of acceptance among employees. The new unified communication process optimized cooperation of between employees and donates identification”, says Kathrin Thausing, consultant at IPI. Prior to the group-wide introduction of SharePoint 2010 parallel several individual labour and information portals existed education group at the Franz Cornelsen based on different technologies. Inconsistent E-Mail-based were the exchanges in working groups in SharePoint team sites, as well as on the FTP server.
In particular details of the holding reached the staff often only delay, because they were distributed separately in each company. The publishing group is diverse and offers about textbooks, teaching materials, textbooks and digital educational media, training and tutoring.