Shell to use Unily to create a global digital workplace

Unily has been appointed by Shell to connect its 135,000 internal users in over 70 countries and territories.

Unily, the leading digital workplace platform has been appointed by Shell, to connect its 135,000 internal users in over 70 countries and territories.

Shell chose Unily to unite their global workforce to improve employee productivity and engagement, giving employees an easy-to-use interface to access tools and targeted corporate information. Delivered on both desktop and mobile devices, the new intranet will support a more social, seamless and digitally enabled employee experience.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Shell to help them create a more social and digitally enabled experience,” said Paul Jackson, Managing Director, BrightStarr. “Unily will work with Shell to quickly establish a modern intranet, with the result being a scalable platform capable of flexing around their ever-changing employee and industry demands.”

Specifically, the new platform will provide the following five benefits for Shell:

• Combine eight core and ancillary applications, providing a single integrated intranet experience.
• Be at the forefront of driving adoption of Office 365 tools including SharePoint, Yammer, OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business and Delve, by making them accessible and to all staff via Unily’s interface.
• Deliver personalised and targeted corporate information to all of Shell’s 135,000 users through its simple-to-use interface, on desktop and mobile.
• Act as the gateway through which employees can access the tools they need to execute work (including IT support and HR activity).
• An integrated employee profile in a single platform to encourage social networking and knowledge sharing.

“Our people are some of the brightest in the industry, and expect the newest tools and applications to drive productivity and engagement across the organisation,” said David Harrington, VP Internal Communications. “Unily’s product will help us to create the experience our employees are seeking.”

Royal Dutch Shell plc

Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has its headquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and New York stock exchanges. Shell companies have operations in more than 70 countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects. For further information, visit www.shell.com

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Will Saville Co-Founder

A serial entrepreneur since his early twenties, Will co-founded BrightStarr in 2006 with Rich. Will was previously a professional chef which allowed him to express his visual creativity and aesthetics. Rich, on the other hand, was a physicist with an incredible curiosity to discover how things worked and how to make them even better. After working together at a previous company, they soon discovered that when they brought their talents together, they were able to generate remarkably engaging and disruptive solutions.

During the next 5 years, Will helped grow the company to become a globally recognized brand in the SharePoint market. Will thrives on creating exceptional user experiences that are unrivalled across the SharePoint industry and is obsessed pushing the limits of technology and innovating. Will is still heavily involved with the business 10 years since launch and spends most of his time working on the Unily products, ensuring they’re the most innovative, usable and consumed SharePoint products out there.

In 2009 Will was recognized for his achievements and selected as one of the UK’s top 30 Young Entrepreneurs winning the coveted Young Guns award.

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