Following the initial implementation of their SharePoint 2010 Intranet, Aldermore identified the requirement to refresh content and update the look and feel of their intranet – with a key goal of maximizing user adoption and providing a “one stop shop” for employees to find bank news and information, fostering cross organizational communication and collaboration.
Aldermore required a high caliber, experienced SharePoint partner who could enhance their existing intranet solution today, as well as in the future.
Aldermore had three main requirements:
- To re-design the existing intranet home page to provide a best in class news site that reflects their brand style guidelines yet injects a ‘wow factor’ to instantly impress visitors and encourage adoption.
- The homepage must be easy to update and maintain enabling content to be refreshed regularly.
- The ability to flexibly and quickly add additional features, functions and content through the support of a responsive SharePoint partner.
Aldermore’s existing environment was Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Standard – they were very keen for the technical solution to utilise as much out of the box functionality as possible. Re-usability of branding designs was key (applicable to any SharePoint environment including Business Intelligence and MySites), and for the deployment package to be compatible with SharePoint 2013.
slicedbread approached this project pragmatically, starting with the information architecture design and creative concepts. Once the creative concept was selected, slicedbread commenced work implementing the designs and creating the menu components, web parts and page templates.
Because the previous solution was all hard coded, updating the branding wasn’t a straightforward task. slicedbread spent a lot of time unravelling Aldermore’s existing Intranet to create a much more flexible solution for Aldermore.