The Collaboration Portal for Erste Group
In Erste Group International the mutual cooperation on projects was based on a platform using emails for sending information and documents and shared folders for exchanging files.
Such collaboration, especially between individual departments and branches, was complicated and required considerable coordination efforts. In order to move the group’s project collaboration to a higher level, the company approached us with a request to cooperate on implementing a collaborative portal in December 2015 (based on the positive references from our current client, Slovenská sporiteľňa – the member of Erste Group).
The collaboration portal, which name “Team-Up” fits its essence the best, was implemented to the Austrian IT company on the Sharepoint 2013 platform. However, the functional ergonomics and visual aspects of the platform, had to be customised to meet the client’s requirements. The core of the entire collaborative portal includes the so-called team-based pages created by employees themselves for the purpose of project collaboration and the exchange of information and documents. The solution was extended by a document library, blog section, forum and Wiki pages. Work productivity on projects is further enhanced by implemented features such as one click document editing, document commenting, sending of notifications, task assignment to individuals and monitoring. Clear dashboards visually display activities, tasks and overall project progress.
The Team-Up Collaboration portal is available to all Erste Group employees and is actively used by more than 7,500 employees and external collaborators (status as of July 2017). Today, we register more than 1,450 team-based pages created directly by the employees and this number constantly increases.