Stay secure even when sharing externally

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 workplace. 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.

“SimplySo got us back on track, now as happy SharePoint users.”

- Rasmus Nielsen, Hildebrandt & Brandi

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