Standard Life plans Sharepoint rollout to improve enterprise-wide collaboration

Insurance firm Standard Life has rolled out Microsoft Sharepoint to enable increase collaboration across its enterprise.

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Savings and investments firm Standard Life has rolled out Microsoft Sharepoint to enable increase collaboration across its enterprise.

Standard Life has around 9,000 employees worldwide and serves approximately six million customers.

Following feedback from an employee engagement survey, the insurer decided to implement Microsoft’s Sharepoint software as its first enterprise-wide collaboration system.

“We began a pilot in the UK and Ireland towards the end of 2013, and intend to build on the learnings from this as the system is rolled out across the group during 2014,” the firm said in its full year results for 2013.

“We hope to make optimal use of SharePoint to help reduce duplication of processes and increase collaboration in project work.”

The rollout forms part of “significant group-wide investment in technology”, which also involved the introduction of a single desktop operating system and suite of office tools.

In 2012 the Edinburgh-based financial services provider announced it had signed a £30 million outsourcing deal with BT to manage its communications infrastructure for five years, including providing network services to the company’s 16 UK offices, as well as centres in the US, Asia, Europe and Australia. 

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