“When companies like Rolls Royce come to another continent, they have to start somewhere.”
These are the flattering words of a client who took a chance on a tech company that was new to Canada. (That’s us, LiveTiles!)
This client is one of North America’s major oil companies. With more than 100 employees and contractors, from truckers, to marketers, to those in processing, the client has lots of different staff to keep connected.
But those staff preferred to not use mobile apps, presenting a unique challenge to our LiveTiles representative. How do you get a team with so many staff on the move to stay connected without an app?
An unwelcome blast from the past
The company was struggling with an old legacy SharePoint. The support was about to expire, and management saw it as a good opportunity to find something more efficient.
One of their main pain points was documents…there were so many online that it was near impossible staff to know what information was current and correct.
It was also important that their people on the road have a way of accessing all policies, procedures, and forms. They have a lot of people that are all over the place in plants and driving and transport, that needed access to everything.
Unlike most companies, the staff in this company weren’t keen on the mobile platform. It just wasn’t popular, even with the younger staff. This presented a unique challenge. The intranet would have to be a very enticing place to visit, to keep all workers in the loop.
The client was not necessarily focused on technology, but the move to the cloud really forced them to have a look at this. They hired experts within IT, and they allowed them to make recommendations on the way forward.
They reached out to multiple organizations, creating a short list of tech providers. At that point, LiveTiles was relatively new in North America, but ultimately were chosen for the superiority of the platform, but also the customer service LiveTiles offers.
They took a bit of a gamble on LiveTiles, saying, “…we believe in the superiority of the platform. And we’re going to trust that you are going to support us.”