"And the Winner Is… dorma+kaba's Unily Intranet"

Jan 12, 2016, 09:00 ET from BrightStarr Ltd

LONDON, January 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

From hundreds of global nominations, user-experience research firm the Nielsen Norman Group has awarded dorma+kaba's intranet the "Best intranet Design Award" 2016.

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Chosen by expert review based on design and usability, the winning solution is built on BrightStarr's Office 365 intranet product, Unily .

dorma+kaba Group, whose 16,000 employees operate in over 50 countries, needed a social digital workplace solution that would completely revolutionize their communication, collaboration, business development and innovation.

Adrian Gagala, Group IT, Manager Collaboration and HR Systems at dorma+kaba, said; "Our social intranet project at dorma+kaba really took us from 0 - 100 in 60 days, something that was only possible with a passionate team, an innovative, cutting-edge solution and the power of the Microsoft cloud."  

The new design focuses on creating a cohesive digital workplace where employees can connect, collaborate, innovate and drive new business ideas. Personalization and targeting functionality ensures only the most relevant information reaches the right users, depending on location and interests.

Other features include integration with Skype for Business, OneDrive for Business, and Enterprise Social Network Yammer, the latter breaking down global communication silos, allowing employees to collaborate and innovate as a team.

Jakob Nielsen, principal of the Nielsen Noman Group and usability expert commented that "the intranet team created a global, social intranet in advance of two large company events. The combination of the impending events and the introduction of social tools created the perfect equation for intranet success, with the events acting as natural drivers for social content creation and conversation on the site. The events, combined with strong support from management, have made the global company's shift to a social intranet notably smooth and well-received."

Unily's 'As-A-Service' delivery model is key, as it provides a solution that will constantly evolve with the business. dorma+kaba will continue to benefit from innovative features; a combination of Microsoft releases, Unily product innovation, and customer driven advancements, which will be rolled out seamlessly across the cloud.  

Paul Jackson, Managing Director of BrightStarr UK, the company behind Unily, said; "We are delighted that dorma+kaba has been recognized for the 'Best Intranet Award' and we are proud that Unily is the solution that helped them achieve it. This is our 4th Nielsen Norman win in 5 years, which demonstrates our commitment to always pushing the boundaries of technology to solve enterprise challenges. We look forward to continuing our relationship with dorma+kaba and supporting their ongoing success."

To download the complete case study on dorma+kaba's winning intranet solution, visit the Unily website.

About dorma+kaba 

The newly merged dorma+kaba Group is the world's leading provider of ground-breaking, comprehensive solutions in the fast-growing security industry. The listed company employs around 16,000 people in more than 50 countries. Visit http://www.dormakaba.com for more information.

About BrightStarr and Unily 

BrightStarr is a global provider of enterprise wide technology solutions. Unily is its award winning Intranet-as-a-Service platform. BrightStarr is headquartered in the UK, with offices across the USA and South America. To contact BrightStarr, please visit http://www.brightstarr.com| UK +44-1483-239-240 | USA +1-888-777-6850

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