Development of a modern Confluence-based intranet solution for around 50 employees
Seven2one Informationssysteme GmbH (informational systems Corp.) was founded in 2001 as a spin-off of the Institute for Energy Economics at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. Today, the 50 worker sized company located in Karlsruhe Germany, is the leading software producer in the energy industry in all of the German speaking countries. They support energy supply companies and other energy related industrial companies by digitalizing their Smart Energy business models with specially tailored software solutions for the energy markets of the future.
The goal was to have a modern intranet solution that promotes company wide collaboration and that can also organize the rush of emails. In order to quickly and reliably retrieve important information, a good documentation of processes and decisions needed to be guaranteed. An intranet system is made to support open and transparent communication.
Seven2one contacted us with a request relating to Confluence. At this time, Mediawiki was still being used. During a phone conference, a strategy workshop was agreed upon. It quickly became clear that Confluence wasn't able to support the existing specific requirements that were desperately needed. Because of this, we recommended an individual Linchpin project. We were able to map out the conten and requirements that were lacking. On-site training has also been provided just for the employees, so that they can use their software with ease.
Many instructions and processes wanted to support Seven2one in the realm of quality management (including an ISO certification) but were simply unable to at the time being. Because of this, we implemented an additional project for displaying diagramming software for Visio. Comala, Workflow, and draw.io have been introduced to illustrate all approval processes.