IDEX Corporation is a specialty manufacturer of highly engineered solutions and products. With 65+ businesses and operations across the globe, they wanted to increase corporate productivity by improving their on premises SharePoint infrastructure.
IDEX had used SharePoint for several years and knew there was value to be found and opportunities to grow their platform’s basic publish-and-collaborate functionality. As a specific objective, the company wanted to encourage dialogue and sharing between the engineering and development groups at their different business units. The aspirational output was to spur creativity and internal innovation that would result in new products and the right solutions for their customers and their markets.
IDEX engaged SPR Consulting to upgrade their corporate intranet to Office 365, which would allow users to work remotely from anywhere in the world on any device. The Software-as-Service technology would help shift the focus from sharing documents to sharing ideas.
Self Sufficient Online Solution with Simplified Maintenance
SPR defined the requirements and strategy in order to migrate IDEX’s on premises SharePoint environment to the cloud and successfully eliminate all infrastructures.
SPR developed the solution with the following upgrades:
SPR also leveraged Microsoft SaaS to deliver significant cost-savings as well as improved workflow capabilities to several IDEX business units.
Organizational Impact for IDEX
IDEX’s new platform has made significant impact on their businesses. It has allowed users to work remotely from anywhere in the world on any device. The focus has shifted from simply sharing documents to sharing ideas and best practices.
“We create value when our people collaborate. When our distributed operations can talk to each other, that’s when the interesting things can happen,” said IDEX Corporation CIO, Jim MacLennan. “SPR has helped us make our vision come to fruition. This has been a great success. The SharePoint cloud migration led by their experts not only delivered outstanding collaboration capacities, it also saved us money and enabled workflow.”