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View a selection of our 2021 clients below to see how some of the world’s best known brands are unleashing the power of their brand across their employee experience in Microsoft 365.
AddIn Intranet Modules selected
St. James’s Place opted to use AddIn365’s information architecture patterns, to speed up the process of designing navigation, page layouts, lists and libraries. AddIn365 workshopped the standard information architecture patterns with St. James’s Place to make them St. James’s Place specific before these templates were branded. This approach saved on time, budget and effort and has allowed for a higher quality end product, as the start point was already well thought through.
Siloed sites have been reimagined around employee and Partner journeys. The new information model has done away with departmental based architecture and replaced it with pathways that present information based on tasks that employees and partners complete.
The marketing team opted to develop a brand site, using AddIn365’s brand template, to house the assets for the new brand identity being developed by St. James’s Place. This has allowed the marketing team to provide the business with one source of truth for brand assets rather than worry about old versions circulating through the business.
AddIn365’s design team worked with the St. James’s Place brand guidelines to provide an experience that focuses on the quality of life that St. James’s Place clients enjoy, thanks to their wealth management.
In early 2022 this look and feel will be updated in-line with the new brand guidelines being developed by the marketing team.
Up to 40,000 emails could be sent in a single year to St. James’s Place Partners. These emails would be a mix of operational and strategic, high and low priority.
Targeted news and announcements, delivered via SharePoint and consumed in Viva Connections, will replace many of these emails. Communication to all has been replaced with segmentation by audience (all, St. James’s Place employees, St. James’s Place Partnership).
Yammer communities will be set up to represent geographical business areas. Partners and employees will now have a dedicated place to give and receive peer to peer support and collaborate on business priorities.
Operational communications will now sit as a change log beside the content source, significantly reducing the volume of communications whilst ensuring changes are consumed at the right time by St. James’s employees.
“Choose a tool that can align to your brand, as this is increasingly the experience employees have of your organisation, so it needs to communicate your culture and values, as much as allow for the execution of your communications strategy.”
Vicki O’Connell, Head of Division Partner & Employee Communications
AddIn Intranet Modules selected
Wales & West Utilities decided on a SharePoint Modern intranet experience and invested in all three AddIn365 intranet product modules – that extend the SharePoint Modern experience.
• Creative and Page Kit to ensure brand alignment of the new intranet to Wales and West Utilities brand guidelines.
• Site Builder to generate new sites in a single click as different business areas require them.
• Content Confidence Kit to deliver a cutting-edge content discovery experience – by bot.
Wales & West Utilities also engaged AddIn365 to provide consulting, training and information architecture services, as well as a fresh new look and feel.
Wales & West Utilities have chosen to deploy Viva Connections to take advantage of the personalisation this
service layer provides, with followed sites, files and a navigation that is specific to the individual and adjusts
based on colleagues’ content choices.
“The Content Confidence Kit is an insurance policy for our content. Colleagues can
feedback on information that is out of date, or incorrect. This means that colleagues
can be totally confident about the integrity of the new look Pipeline.”
Jaime Falarczyk, Head of Corporate Affairs
AddIn Intranet Modules selected
Office 365’s SharePoint was selected as the new communications platform. Signant required a Microsoft partner to work with and selected AddIn365 and AddIn365’s communications product, AddIn Intranet. AddIn Intranet enhances Office 365 and delivers a rich employee experience, without replicating native functionality. Our solution met 100% of the functional requirements set out and was delivered alongside additional consulting services to get the site designed and architected whilst the Signant’s editors were trained.
Post pandemic outcomes
When the pandemic hit and Covid-19 spread across the world, Signant Health made the decision to move its global workforce of 2,000 employees, based across the US, Europe and Asia, to a programme of remote working.
Just days before the remote working decision was made, AddIn365 had launched Signant’s new Intranet, Navigator. Built using AddIn Intranet, Navigator was engineered to minimise the set-up time and encourage quick adoption rates when compared to more traditional custom or intranet product routes.
Navigator served as the critical communications hub for all employees. The success of Navigator gave the Signant leadership teams confidence that they would be able to communicate essential business updates to their workers instantly with relevant and targeted content during such a vital period.
The Navigator platform proved crucial by not only connecting the Signant leadership to employees with two-way communications, but also allowed for clinical trial progress to be reported to the relevant internal teams, no matter their location or time zone. Signant Health undertook an immense scaling of operations across the business to support the clinical trials of newly developed vaccines and treatments for COVID19 for their customers, including Pfizer.
Navigator has allowed Signant Health to support the radically changing needs of the pharmaceutical companies at the forefront of developing Covid-19 vaccines and treatments with clinical trials and supplies.
“Our business success is all about our people – their skills, differences, experience and potential. It’s important to us that there is an authentic connection between who we say we are and how it really feels to work here. One of the ways that we enable that, and a true hallmark of what makes our company special, is by communicating transparently. It was clear that we needed a platform that would form the central pillar in how we engage with our team members around the world and ensure that everyone is a part of the conversation that shapes our culture and fuels our performance.”
Susie Robinson, Chief People Officer
AddIn Intranet Modules selected
One of the primary business objectives with the refreshed digital experience is to aid employee retention by helping a Wincanton employee understand the job opportunities and career pathways available to them,
alongside benefits and training offers. The prioritisation of the ‘My Wincanton’ navigation node as the first item supports this. This element houses the connections between people services, career pathways known as ‘My Journey’ and common tasks any employee is likely to undertake such as holiday and travel booking.
Wincanton has leveraged AddIn365’s architecture patterns for the development of the new intranet, which has allowed for a speedy delivery. These patterns provide page layouts and navigation that can then be iterated to get to a business-ready architecture quickly. Wincanton’s departmental sites provide information about what each department does, how they operate and key contact information. Early in the project it was clear that many people were being contacted about activities and tasks which they simply didn’t own. Reaching the right audience
across the various sectors and market areas is now simpler with key contacts and responsibilities available for each department.
Wincanton’s communities experience leverages Yammer from within the SharePoint Modern experience, so
employees can engage with others easily – without navigating away from the intranet to the Yammer service. Communities of practice have been developed for:
• Leadership engagement; to support two-way communications between all levels of Wincanton and across all locations.
• Diversity and inclusion; to ensure a broad spectrum of ideas can be shared and heard, to help Wincanton maintain their position as a market leading supply chain company.
• Role based communities; to ensure peer to peer support and knowledge sharing.
• Wellbeing; making it clear that the employee experience is of paramount importance to Wincanton.
Wincanton had recently been through a brand refresh and wanted the intranet to be the internal representation of this new direction. Using a clean intranet design, dominated by white space and bold ‘people’ imagery to draw employees into content, keeps both the external and internal sites aligned.
Wincanton employees were already using Microsoft Teams for calling when the intranet project kicked-off.
By light-switching Viva Connections,they have been able to bring their SharePoint intranet into Microsoft
Teams – so employees can use the service wherever they happen to be working.
A key business objective for Wincanton is to help employees stay connected and to improve knowledge sharing. With both news and coronavirus hubs connected into the AI driven news feed across Viva Connections, employees can now access these top news items through ‘My News’ in Viva Connections.
This ability to deliver news and colleague updates across the platform via Viva Connections aims to reduce
the reliance on email communication traffic.
“We call our intranet ‘My Place’ because it is first and foremost for our colleagues and creates a sense of ownership. AddIn365 have helped us to structure our content to support our colleagues needs, from the introduction of My Wincanton through to the information we have chosen to curate within our departmental experiences.”
Jackie Bibby, Head of Marketing and Communications
AddIn365’s Site Builder quickly stands up SharePoint Modern sites for your business to populate with content. In under a minute, whole sites can be configured, from page layouts and navigation down to site designs and term sets.
Building an intranet need not take weeks but can be stood up in a few hours and scaled as your business requires new sites.
Microsoft MVP and AddIn365 Technical Architect Paul Schaeflein says: “Site Builder will keep your sites experience uniformly functional and good-looking as it grows, avoiding a proliferation of abandoned sites”
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Content Confidence Kit
AddIn365’s Content Confidence Kit helps you to keep your intranet content up to date. Your leadership, workforce and intranet team can all be confident that your intranet site content is providing the right and relevant information to your employees, on an ongoing basis.
Maintaining up to date content is made easy, with automated content lifecycle management.
Microsoft MVP and AddIn365 CTO Wes Hackett says: “The Content Confidence Kit will ensure high levels of employee trust in the intranet, as site content is always maintained”
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Creative and Page Kit
Microsoft MVP and AddIn365 CEO Suzy Dean says: “We have created a modern and visually impactful kit for those that want to showcase their brand identity, at the same time as maximising their use of SharePoint Modern.”