Axpo decided to build new intranet as their first step towards creating a Digital Workplace. Taking a “less is more” design approach, the key objective was to create a more personalized, connected experience for their multi-lingual users.
1stQuad was able to implement the “Insider” project in close collaboration with Axpo. The core teams each comprised 3 people and were supported by Axpo’s IT department.
Emma Ayubi, Project Manager at AXPO explains, “We wanted to launch a Social Intranet with personalization options and initial social features, that would serve as the basis for institutionalized bottom-up and peer-to-peer communication. Axpo also renewed its corporate design. The new intranet is the first corporate solution to feature the new corporate design.”
As Axpo’s intranet is used internationally, multilingualism was also an important requirement. The new solution was developed using an agile methodology across a dozen sprints.
Navigation and content now have the same user-friendly look and feel featuring Axpo’s new corporate design. “Insider” is responsive across all devices, a key piece of functionality that was not available on the previous intranet.
The company’s social and peer-to-peer imperatives are met with targeted company news published across various subscription channels. Users have the ability to like and comment on contributions. To overcome language barriers 1stQuad developed multi-lingual functions to make content available in German and English. Users can now switch between languages on each page.