Wacker Chemie

Social Intranet Unily as Entrance
in-to Digital Workplace

In 1914 Dr. Alexander Wacker founded the Gesellschaft für elektrochemi-sche Industrie AG (Society for electro-chemical Industry). Today, Wacker Chemie AG is a globally operating chemical group with about 14,700 employees* and 24 pro-duction plants. WACKER broke new ground in the project: With the agile Lean Workplace method from T-Systems Multimedia Solutions, the project was launched under the joint project management of the IT and Corporate Communi-cations divisions. The aim was to strengthen the relevance of the intranet in the Digitial Workplace and to facilitate the seamless interaction of the digital tools. The new WACKER GLOBE serves as an aggregator of various collaboration and service tools such as Office 365, SharePoint Online or ServiceNow, as well as a communication platform for news, events and dialog. T-Systems Multimedia Solutions acted as a consultant to the WACKER team dur-ing all project phases, from conception to implementation and successful launch.


Customer Benefits


Efficient search and retrieval of experts and knowledge on the intranet and in the service tools of the Digital Workplace

Seamless integration of the central service tool of the Digital Workplace increases acceptance and efficiency

Social features promote employee participation and motivation

Transparent internal company dialogue and uniform presentation of information

  • Heinz Korten, Senior Software Engineer Wacker Chemie AG

    „We wanted to offer our employees worldwide a modern tool for tightly networked communication and collaboration. Using the Lean Workplace method from T-Systems Multimedia Solutions, we decided on a procedure that involved all relevant employee groups in the project from the very beginning.“

Reference overview


Task

Conception, evaluation and introduction of a suitable tool as an introduction to the Digital Workplace

Solution

Introduction of the social intranet solution Unily for internal communication and collaboration using existing systems

Result

Uniform tool that brings processes together, paves the way to the Digital Work-place and contributes to employee motivation.

  • Requirements

    Modern Communication and Integration of existing Tools

    Wacker Chemie AG is a traditional company with headquarters in Munich, which has expanded into a global corporation. As a result, the demands on the digital workplace, international exchange and the seamless interaction of the individual tools have also grown. It was therefore important that the new intranet meets the technological requirements and supports the change to a digital corporate culture and communication.

  • Solution

    Social Intranet – the Linking Element in Digital Workplace

    T-Systems Multimedia Solutions used the Lean Workplace method with its four phases to implement this project. In the first phase, sco-ping, the project team determined the requirements for the new platform in expert discussions and workshops. In the discovery phase, 150 selected employees* put three possible solutions through their paces and finally opted for the Unily platform, which also serves as the basis for the integration of other IT solutions. During the design phase, T-Systems Multimedia Solutions supported the WACKER project team in developing the content concept, training publishers and implementing the Unily platform based on the Azure cloud. After the successful launch, in the fourth phase Learning & Growth, T-Systems Multimedia Solutions continues to advise and support the WACKER team in the ongoing technical and professional devel-opment of the intranet.

About Wacker Chemie

WACKER is a globally active chemical company with some 14,700 employees and annual sales of €4.93 billion (2019). With a broad range of technologically ad-vanced specialty products, WACKER occupies a leading position in a large num-ber of sectors and industries. WACKER products are needed in numerous high-growth consumer markets, such as the solar industry, electronic goods, pharma-ceuticals and personal care products. WACKER currently has a network of 24 production sites and 23 technical competence centers in Europe, the Americas and Asia, as well as some 51 sales offices worldwide. Wacker Chemie AG shares are listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.



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