Ramirent’s new intranet brings together employees from nine countries and enables communication across the organization. The new Microsoft 365 based modern SharePoint intranet was implemented by HiQ Finland.
Earlier there were no common communication channels in Ramirent and countries were acting more in silos. There were also three Microsoft 365 environments in the organization. The goal was to bring all Ramirent users to the same environment and to utilize same communication and collaboration tools. In addition to intranet, Yammer enables open discussions and Teams is a common collaboration tool for all.
The new intranet has a global hub that is common for all. All countries also have their own hubs with their own language. News are published globally and locally: common news are visible in global hub and in country hubs next to the local news. One goal for the intranet project was also to decentralize the news publishing process. Now the topic owners can easily share their news and communicate directly to the rest of the organization.
Terhi Jokinen, the Project Manager for Ramirent, is happy with the new intranet especially because of the news concept, modern look and feel and easy mobile use. Also, content creation is easy. HiQ held a training for Ramirent content editors and after that the content creation proceeded well.
"Modern SharePoint is intuitive and logic, so one training was enough to get almost all the content editors in", says Jokinen.
Intranet implementation project with HiQ proceeded smoothly and in planned schedule.
It was easy to trust team HiQ because all team members had clear roles and the project manager held things together. The intranet was launched perfectly on time despite the challenging corona spring.
Terhi JokinenProject Manager, Ramirent
Microsoft Teams was used as a communication and collaboration platform for the project.
"HiQ´s team answered all our questions in Teams almost immediately".
Ramirent intranet was implemented by HiQ based on a concept created by North Patrol.
Ramirent is a leading company offering equipment rental for construction and other services, the public sector and households. Ramirent´s mission is to help customers gear up on safety and efficiency by delivering great equipment and smooth service with a smile. Ramirent has around 3,200 co-workers and 300 customer centers across nine countries in northern and Eastern Europe. Ramirent belongs to the Loxam Group, the third largest equipment rental company in the world.