How WACKER turned a legacy SharePoint intranet into an employee-centric communication platform

When WACKER discovered that its legacy SharePoint intranet was no longer up to par for its employee’s needs, the company set out to create a true employee-centric platform. In this webinar, learn how to make sure your employees are the main focus of your intranet.

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Why employee-centric is more than just a buzzword

According to research, 88% of employees believe a distinct workplace culture is crucial to business success, showing that organizations need to be putting employee needs at the fore line. For WACKER, having an intranet that was employee-centric was more than just a buzzword. Employees are the heart of the business and Wacker recognizes the importance of employee experience as a whole.

"Employee-centricity is not only a buzzword, if you make sure by your methodology that your employees are able to be part of building the environment and choosing the right technology then employee centricity is in fact in place."

Kevin Hähnlein - Sales Engineer Lead DACH at Unily

On the agenda

WACKER Chemie AG’s SharePoint intranet 2010 platform was in use for over ten years and was desperately in need of a revamp. After deciding to put its 15,000 employees at the forefront, WACKER worked with Unily to design a modern intranet that was completely employee-centric and collaborative.

Within the first two months, the platform was already boasting over 12,000 active users, 1 million platform views, and more than 500,000 browser sessions.

  • Hear from WACKER’s team as to how the company created a truly employee-centric intranet
  • Learn how WACKER incorporated 150 into its methodology approach used to design its intranet
  • Discover which intranet features ensure employee requirements are at the heart of the platform

Who is WACKER?

WACKER Chemie AG is a German multinational chemical company, founded in 1914 by Alexander Wacker. Operating in more than 25 production sites in 32 countries across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, WACKER has over 15,000 employees working across the globe in 52 sales offices.

The company produces state-of-the-art speciality chemical products found in everyday items ranging from cosmetic powders to solar cells and boasts a portfolio of over 3,200 products supplied in over 100 countries.

Meet the speakers

Heinz Korten - Senior Software Engineer at WACKER

Heinz Korten has been working in the industry for over 20 years and has been at WACKER Chemie AG for over two. Responsible for the WACKER GLOBA global intranet from an IT perspective, Heinz looks after its ongoing development and interplay with HR services.

Kevin Hähnlein - Sales Engineer Lead DACH at Unily

Kevin is the Sales Engineer Lead for the DACH region in Unily, delivering PoC evaluation and development, answering RFPs, and developing marketing collateral. He is also a product evangelist and public speaker at conferences, growing Unily's brand awareness within the German-speaking market.

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