The Customer is the largest passenger car company in India. It accounts for over 50% of the domestic car market.
Established in early 1980s, the Customer has a sales network of 600 outlets in 393 towns and cities, and provides maintenance support to customers at 2,628 workshops in over 1200 towns and cities.
The Customer engaged AgreeYa to revamp its existing Employee Intranet Portal “OASIS”, to cater to growing organizational needs for better collaborative environments and information sharing. The portal needed to provide improved collaborative environments, content management, communication media, knowledge management, and information security. The new portal would provide access and information to 3,200+ employees and feature rich functionalities. The challenges were:
Provide a dynamic portal which is scalable to meet the requirements of providing updated content to employees
Short development timeframe for customization due to immediate business requirements of the system
Adhere to the quality standards specific to various functional departments.
AgreeYa proposed a solution based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007. This is an ongoing project and both on-site and off-site teams are involved in configuring and customizing the portal product to deliver rich user experience and content. This includes customizing web parts, forms, development of reports, and enriching the branded look and feel of the portal.
The entire project is to be completed in two phases. Phase 1 involves enterprise-level migration and restructuring of the current intranet portal from SharePoint 2000 to MOSS 2007. Phase 2 involves ad-hoc enhancements as per additional divisional requirements company-wide.
AgreeYa’s experience in working on similar engagements made it possible to quickly understand the Customer’s needs, help them prioritize the requirements, and deliver the project on time, to achieve expected business benefits. The key advantages being delivered include:
Provide a simple, familiar, and consistent user experience
Effectively manage and re-focus content to gain increased business value
Provide a single, integrated platform to manage intranet and Internet applications across the enterprise
Connect people with information and expertise
Enhanced employee productivity
The technology being used is Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (including Microsoft Content Management), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, and Microsoft SQL Server 2000 as the database.