Australian Construction Firm Benefits From Integrated Business Collaboration Platform
Established in 1949, John Holland is one of Australia's leading and most diversified contracting, engineering and services providers. The firm has offices in all the metropolitan centers of the country and employs over 6,000 people across the country. In order to handle all its primary functions like creating, storing and publishing a wealth of project documentations, John Holland made use of Lotus Notes as its workflow management system. A few years later, the company decided to upgrade its workflow management system and was looking for a system that could improve access, understanding and collaboration by delivering information through a Web browser. This case study discusses the journey of John Holland with Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Stargate Global Consulting that helped in delivering a Proof of Concept using Microsoft SharePoint 2010 as the delivery platform for its Joint Enterprise Management Solution. By making use of the SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010 and PerformancePoint Services, users could now take responsibility for the unique configurable requirements for each specific project. It has also been used by them to publish and present visually its business procedures and processes. Visio 2010 has benefitted John Holland and his business by increasing productivity, improving collaboration between companies, reducing IT costs, and increasing the ease of access to the software thus, changing the way the company used to conduct its business.