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Hildebrandt & Brandi

The management consultancy agency Hildebrandt & Brandi since its foundation in 2004 helped and advised organizations and managers on strategic- and change management. The consultants at Hildebrandt & Brandi focus on the individual client with a holistic approach to create as much value for the client as possible. Hildebrandt & Brandi has an important focus on culture and knowledge sharing among all employees, to ensure that everyone is performing their best. With more than 45 employees in two different locations that can sometimes be a challenge.

The challenge

Hildebrandt & Brandi was already storing its data in SharePoint and using the classic Office applications and Outlook. However, the IT administrator was fighting an increased use of Dropbox and low SharePoint adoption. The users had simply lost their patience with SharePoint, finding it both too difficult and slow to work with. Being a successful agency the employees are always busy. They found it unnecessary and a waste of time to looking for documents, which they also had trouble accessing when on the go. Both the knowledge sharing and social aspects between the two locations hence suffered. It was difficult keeping up social relations just by emails.

SimplySo

Once Hildebrandt & Brandi decided to use SimplySo, their data was easily migrated to SharePoint Online and they could start working right away. With the intuitive user interface, SimplySo required no training. Users found it easy to locate the right documents fast and when needed. Even when the consultants are on the go, they can get work done, since SimplySo can be accessed from any device. The ease of sharing files and documents contributed to Hildebrandt & Brandi’s ambition of knowledge sharing among their employees. This reduced the number of emails, since multiple users could work on the same document. SimplySo also contributed to a greater social engagement at the work place. Users can now post pictures, files and comments on the wall – keeping everyone updated about the latest news and social activities.
Compared to the ordinary SharePoint solutions, the company saved both time and resources, as their users needed no training. There was no need for expensive SharePoint consultants. What the IT administrator was especially excited about is the high level of security and data governance maintained. Data stays secure at all times in SharePoint Online and there is no risk in provisioning SimplySo onto the SharePoint Online tenant.

Rasmus Nielsen, Hildebrandt & Brandi

Hildebrandt SimplySo client

Documents

Each work group has its own set of documents in folders organized in a Windows File Explorer-like structure, featuring drag n’ drop of entire folder structures.

Social collaboration

SimplySo lets users create and engage in discussions. Posts can contain documents and photos and can be liked, commented on, and shared based on individual settings.

Work groups – Team sites

Users can be grouped in an unlimited number of dimensions, and each user gets a visual overview of all the work groups they belong to.

 SharePoint user interface documents

Efficient

SimplySo utilizes any Office 365 investment by making SharePoint Online easy to use instantly. No maintenance or local updates.

Secure

Data stays on SharePoint Online, at all times. The unique “layer-technology” enables users to work safely with SharePoint Online data via SimplySo, from any device.

Intuitive to use

A familiar experience of folders and documents boosted with intuitive social features, enables users to collaborate with co-workers and GET WORK DONE.

Great ROI

Experience instant value. No additional project or implementation costs. Reduces the total cost of ownership by up to 25%.*
*compared to a file server solution.

SharePoint Social

Layer technology

SimplySo is an “interaction layer” that connects to any SharePoint Online tenant.

The unique layer technology allows provisioning in less than 30 seconds.

Cloud-based add-on

Underneath, SimplySo uses key Office 365 features from SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Delve and Newsfeed and combines them in one intuitive user interface.

Secure

Single sign-on with Office 365 credentials and runs safely on Microsoft’s Azure cloud.

Data is always stored in and available on SharePoint Online. Full SharePoint Online governance, security and user administration.

 
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City of Aarhus

Aarhus, the second largest municipality in Denmark, employing some 28,000 employees, has decided to roll out Office 365 to its employees.

The challenge

However, Office 365 was recognized as quite a mouthful for the “average” user since it would demand a great amount of training to master, in particular the complexity of SharePoint Online.

SimplySo

To respond to these challenges, the city of Arhus decided to use SimplySo for Office 365. This decision was primarily made to provide users with an easy and intuitive user experience when working with folders and documents, featuring well-known logic as well as useful social features.

Secondly, the city of Aarhus decided to use SimplySo as their general portal to access Office 365, which embeds features such as the Office 365 Email and Calendar. By doing so, SimplySo by default shields the users from meeting new applications in the Office 365 app launcher. New applications will normally cause support questions and insecurity among many users.

One of the first departments to roll out Office 365 and SimplySo was the Department for Health & Care (Magistraten for Sundhed og Omsorg). These approx. 6,000 users were among the first to use Office 365 and SimplySo. They were thereby equipped with limitless access to their content across devices with a straightforward user interface, that can actually be operated by anyone. This is especially relevant as most of their daily users can be categorized as inexperienced IT users.

Morten Kjeldsen Kusk, City of Aarhus

Documents

Each work group has its own set of documents and files organized in a Windows File Explorer-like structure, featuring drag n’ drop of entire folder structures.

Social collaboration

SimplySo lets users create and engage in discussions. Posts can contain documents and photos and can be liked, commented on, and shared based on individual settings.

Work groups – Team sites

Users can be grouped in an unlimited number of dimensions, and each user gets a visual overview of all the work groups they belong to.

Efficient

SimplySo utilizes any Office 365 investment by making SharePoint Online easy to use instantly. No maintenance or local updates.

Secure

Data stays on SharePoint Online, at all times. The unique “layer-technology” enables users to work safely with SharePoint Online data via SimplySo, from any device.

Intuitive to use

A familiar experience of folders and documents boosted with intuitive social features, enables users to collaborate with co-workers and GET WORK DONE.

Great ROI

Experience instant value. No additional project or implementation costs. Reduces the total cost of ownership by up to 25%.*
*compared to a file server solution.

Layer technology

SimplySo is an “interaction layer” that connects to any SharePoint Online tenant.

The unique layer technology allows provisioning in less than 30 seconds.

Cloud-based add-on

Underneath, SimplySo uses key Office 365 features from SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Delve and Newsfeed and combines them in one intuitive user interface.

Secure

Single sign-on with Office 365 credentials and runs safely on Microsoft’s Azure cloud.

Data is always stored in and available on SharePoint Online. Full SharePoint Online governance, security and user administration.

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