The challenge

How do you get a bank to communicate and collaborate on Office 365?

The company

TSB is a retail bank in the United Kingdom carved out from Lloyds Banking Group as a challenger to the big five incumbents. Their mission is to ‘bring more competition to UK banking, and ultimately make banking better for all UK consumers.’ TSB has 11,500 partners (employees) spread across around 600 sites across Britain, including head office and contact centre sites in London, North Bristol, Gloucester, Sunderland, Swansea, Sheldon and Edinburgh. TSB wanted to replace a patchwork of legacy technologies with a single, effective, communication channel that reaches every single TSB partner, irrespective of role or location. TSB also decided to replace basic collaboration tooling to support better team working across the bank. With partners working from different branches and offices, a simple but impactful device experience was going to be the cornerstone of the new digital workplace.

Setting targets

Following a period of consultation with AddIn365, TSB Bank felt their needs would be best met with the Office 365 platform. Furthermore, TSB were encouraged by AddIn365 to think beyond an Office 365 intranet and consider the benefits of developing a digital workplace for partners, which would include Office 365 collaboration and productivity capabilities. The target was set; AddIn365 would work with TSB to deliver to partners a world class TSB Microsoft Office 365 digital workplace experience, covering Office 365 intranet and Office 365 collaboration tooling, to meet their business objectives. The new TSB Bank Office 365 digital workplace will also provide partners with:
  • A digital workplace that is accessible 24/7 by all partners, in all locations, on a device of their choice.
  • The ability to deliver rich media content.
  • Push notification capability.
  • Full collaboration and two-way communication between partners.
  • Content that looks, feels and sounds like a challenger brand.
  • A solution that is built and compatible with the latest technology.
  • TSB owned social media integration.
  • An intuitive and powerful search experience.
  • The ability to measure the usage and adoption of their digital workplace.
Addin365 TSB Bank

The solution

At the heart of the TSB Office 365 digital workplace vision is the need to ensure partners are engaged, informed and have a voice. The pre-requisite of achieving this is delivering a platform which is easy to use.

The new TSB Bank Office 365 digital workplace will deliver to partners:

  • Time efficiencies; particularly when partners are looking for content and expertise to support customers and do their job.
  • Cost savings; through reducing the duplication of effort around the organisation and providing partners with support when completing tasks and processes.
  • Anytime, anywhere access to information; with a mobile-first approach to delivering the Office 365 digital workplace to partners.
  • Engagement; with a vibrant digital platform that allows partners to talk and collaborate with one another to be more productive.

AddIn365 products and services meet TSB’s vision and 100% of the business objectives, functional requirements and partner engagement requirements set out.

AddIn365’s AddIn Intranet, AddIn Work Hub and AddIn Analytics have been used to enhance Office 365 and deliver to TSB partners a world class digital workplace experience on Office 365. AddIn365 are the only Office 365 product vendor in the market that support use of Office 365 native capabilities first, so that organisations maximise the return on their investment in Office 365.


The TSB digital workplace has enjoyed a high level of adoption since launch. Since January 2018:

  • 83% – 89% of TSB’s 11,500 Partners are using the digital workplace each month, to be productive.
  • On average, there are 640,000 Partner interactions with the intranet each month, amounting to 65 uses by each TSB Partner.
  • Homepage content is relevant, useful and engaging. On average each Partner is diving into homepage articles and videos every other day.
  • Products and services content, which is used to serve customers, is used by contact centers and branch Partners on average 276,240 times a month.



TSB partners


Sites spread across Britain


Hour access for TSB partners


Digital transformation

“AddIn365 has done a fantastic job helping us to deliver our Office 365 digital workplace, in partnership with our internal teams. Our TSB Partners have very quickly adopted their new digital workplace – much better than we ever anticipated – and we look forward to building on this even further as we continue towards our aim of being an agile, digital business.”

Hari Miller

Head of Internal Communications and Community Engagement