Every business realizes the importance of having a sleek, sophisticated website to maximize visitor engagement. But at the same time, internal websites and intranets often aren’t held to the same standard. As a result, they often feature outdated information, poor user experiences and complicated navigation.
Beierholm, a top five accounting firm in Denmark, built its original intranet in 1998. The site acted as an information source for employees, helping them stay up to date on the latest legislation and company news. While the existing intranet still supported Beierholm’s business needs after all those years, the firm realized the site could be reworked to improve their employee experience.
“Technology is always evolving, and in this case, it had moved far beyond what our platform could do,” said Kasper Behrens, Head of IT, Beierholm. “The basic functions were still sufficient to our needs, but we really wanted to refresh the way we operated and create a platform that could serve our rapidly evolving and ongoing needs. We needed to prepare for the future with an intranet that supported new workflows, new platforms and new devices.”
In 2015, Beierholm set out to look for a new platform for its intranet. In-house developers looked over a couple of different options, but the firm had highly specific requirements for the platform. Beierholm wanted a platform with a standardized codebase that also offered the ability to quickly and easily develop new modules as needed. These requirements narrowed the field and Beierholm eventually decided on Progress® Sitefinity®.
“After choosing Sitefinity, we began exploring implementation partners and ultimately went with Siili Solutions,” said Behrens. “We initially considered working with a local Danish implementation partner, but Siili’s reputation as one of the best Sitefinity partners in Europe swayed our final decision. We had big ambitions for our intranet and Siili had the expertise to make it happen.”