Rexel UK is a Rexel Group Company, which provides Electrical Distribution, Maintenance, Automation, Environmental, Health & Safety, Construction Consumables and Personal Protective Equipment via its distributors, also known as Banners. Rexel UK moved to Office 365 and SharePoint after a decision was made that an alternative intranet solution competitor was not fit for purpose.
The key requirement for Rexel UK was to produce an intranet that acted as a new internal communications channel, assisting in two way communications throughout the organisation and its banners. It was also key that all Banners had their own sites, thus creating a core intranet with five sub-intranets that remained connected.
Our consultant travelled to the Potters Bar, London, to meet with both the Internal Communications Business Partner and the IT Business Analyst – enabling completion of an AMT Hub Scoping Document, with further emphasis on bespoke work due to the Enterprise Version being purchased.
Documentation and imagery taken from previous onsite meetings and workshops were reviewed to ensure the intranet met the needs of the business. Design and Layout were also defined, ensuring that the use of colour represented whether you were within Rexel UK or one of the Banners.
After installation and configuration of the AMT Hub and all modules, we were on hand to create bespoke pieces of work with the remaining draw down days, as requested from the client.
The overall reaction within the onsite workshop was extremely positive, as it was clear to see that users had started to struggle making use of the original intranet they had. We were asked lots of questions based on prior issues users had been having and were able to showcase how SharePoint made this a lot easier to use e.g. searching for documents with metadata.
Our core stakeholder was also really impressed with the final product as it allowed for Internal Communications to be delivered in a more interesting, dynamic and less time consuming way.