Constellation Energy to Cut Costs by Over $1 Million, Enhance Services, With New Software
To better weather the economic downturn that began in 2007, Constellation Energy set out to trim costs. It decided to consolidate its Web software vendors and standardize on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 as the software foundation for all its Web properties: 30 public sites, 5,000 internal sites, the employee portal, and a records management system. The move will reduce software licensing costs by more than U.S.$1 million over the next five years. Constellation will also be able to more easily link its Web sites to business applications, to offer new services, and incorporate new social-computing features such as blogs and wikis. Business users will publish and locate information more easily using enhanced content publishing and search capabilities, which will improve agility.