Together with Campana & Schott, Panasonic Europe replaced recently their intranet content management system with an intranet solution based on SharePoint Online. Design, deployment, support for the content migration, and rollout of the new portal were realised within 6 months. Users from consumer and some B2B divisions across Europe are able to connect to a central internal information platform, even from mobile devices.
Core features of the new portal are the news carousel, an optimised search functionality, standardised site templates for publishing content, and the ability to include bookmarks to allow users to create a "My Workplace" area with their favourite pages. The whole environment can be accessed via PC, smartphones and tablets due to the "Responsive Design" approach. All users are logged in automatically with their accounts (Single-Sign-On) via Active Directory Federation Services.
"In Panasonic Europe we wanted to renew our intranet system and have decided to go with a cloud version of SharePoint. Without any experience in it, we put our complete trust in Campana & Schott to help us in the full project scope, starting from analysis, via implementation, until the user training and hypercare support", said Vladimir Skrbic, intranet project & service manager at Panasonic Europe. "It was completed in a short period of time compared to the scale of the project, thanks to the efficient guidance from our implementation experts and utilisation of the cloud based solution."
Panasonic operates in more than 35 countries across Europe and the CIS region and is headquartered in Bracknell, UK, with European marketing, sales and other operations located in Wiesbaden, Germany. European business operations started in 1962, when Panasonic established its first sales office in Hamburg, Germany.