Case Study Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA: Valo’s Social Intranet & Governance Tool Helps Bring Business Closer to Holistic Digital Workplace

With employees in 190 countries around the globe, Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA needed a social intranet to create a central space for colleagues across the business to collaborate, access relevant information, products and tools, as well as a secure governance tool to help them manage it. 

  • Industry: Medical and safety technology
  • Country: Global, headquarters in Germany
  • Company Size: 5,001 – 20,000 users

Starting Point:

Drägerwerk’s existing intranet, D-World, had become hard to navigate and over-crowded with content due to lack of governance. This had led to the platform being underused. Costs for maintenance and operation had risen and the platform wasn’t compatible with agile working methods.

As part of the business’s digital transformation, Drägerwerk needed to upgrade their existing intranet to create a more social intranet designed to improve internal communication and collaboration across the group. Not only were they looking for a new social intranet, they wanted a secure, reliable governance tool to help them manage it.

Solution:

Valo Partner GIS AG recommended Valo Intranet and Valo Teamwork, Valo’s governance tool, not only because they are compatible with all the Microsoft 365 collaboration suite, including SharePoint and Microsoft Teams, but also because Valo’s modular, out-of-the-box solutions are quick to deploy and enable agile working.

Benefits:

  • Compatible with Microsoft 365 collaboration suite, including SharePoint and Microsoft Teams
  • Out-of-the-box solutions quick to deploy
  • Valo Teamwork’s user-friendly governance dashboard
  • Centralized social intranet for improved internal comms
  • Intranet accessible anywhere, at any time, on any device

Digital Transformation a step closer with Valo’s social intranet

As part of their digital transformation, Drägerwerk needed a social intranet that would act as a central hub, bringing together 14,000 colleagues from 190 countries.

Valo Intranet, built on top of SharePoint, allowed Drägerwerk to further develop their existing D-World intranet by creating an on-brand environment delivering the latest company news and information.

The new D-World intranet is also a gateway to all the relevant products and tools, allowing employees to do their jobs more easily and efficiently.

Drägerwerk Valo Intranet

Drägerwerk’s new intranet is on-brand and delivers the latest company news and information.

Making teamwork easier for more effective collaboration

In addition to Valo Intranet, Drägerwerk has adopted Valo’s governance tool, Valo Teamwork.

Due to Valo Teamwork’s flexibility, Valo Premium Partner GIS AG was able to further customize the platform to consolidate all Drägerwerk’s existing Microsoft 365 Groups and SharePoint sites with their new teams to make them accessible from the dashboard.

With cross-functional teams distributed around the globe or employees belonging to a number of different teams, the user-friendly and personalized Valo Teamwork’s platform has helped improve collaboration and efficiency across the organization.

As a result, Valo’s Premium Partner GIS AG was awarded a Valo Partner Award for “Valo Customization of the Year 2020 EU Winner” for innovatively using Valo Teamwork and its extension capabilities as well as “providing real added value to the end customer”.

In addition to its outstanding ability to implement governance processes for M365 groups, Valo Teamwork’s extensibility options helped us to implement our customer’s requirement to automate and centralize creation and control of all M365 groups and SharePoint team sites in just one place.

Supporting cultural and organizational change through digital workplace

With company-wide standard tools for collaboration and centralized space for sharing internal communications, Drägerwerk is well on its way to achieving its objective of a holistic digital workplace.

Its new D-World social intranet is available to employees anywhere, at any time, on any device. This means colleagues are able to work more flexibly and efficiently.

Valo’s excellent search function and accessible Valo Teamwork dashboard means that employees spend less time navigating the technology, making their jobs and working day easier.

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