How Bonava maintains a consistent brand worldwide
- Industry: Housing Development
- Location: 8 countries
- Number of employees: 2,000
Bonava’s brand priorities
Since the 1930s, Bonava has been a leading residential development company in Northern Europe. Bonava creates homes and neighborhoods affordably and sustainably, from project management of the land to finishing the homes themselves. As a company which operates in 23 regions across 8 countries with over 2,000 employees, Bonava understands the importance of maintaining a consistent brand across communication material but was wasting valuable IT resources doing so.
Company templates were available inside Microsoft Office applications for Bonava employees, but it wasn’t an ideal setup. As Bonava IT Operations Coordinator, Jeanette Ousdal recalls, “Our previous template management system was difficult to use. Employees tended to use outdated document templates and create their own email signatures which made it difficult to have a unified brand.”
Without a way to distribute updates globally, maintaining employee access to the most up-to-date versions of document templates, images and fonts was almost impossible.
How Bonava optimized their brand
Bonava employed User Acceptance Testing (UAT) of Templafy’s solution to measure how employees would react to the software. The results showed that employees appreciated and found it intuitive to use. Once established that Templafy would be beneficial to Bonava employees, the next step was to deploy the solution across all offices.
“From User Acceptance Testing to deployment, the Templafy solution has been simple to roll out across all offices. Templafy’s capability to synchronize with Single Sign On made this process especially easy for IT.”
Cris Hamelo, IT Specialist, Bonava.
Bonava are now able to instantly distribute document and presentation templates and also automatically applies the company’s latest email signatures to all emails sent. Templafy also integrates with the Digital Asset Management system Bonava was already using, BrandMaster, to bring all the images stored there directly into Microsoft office applications. As Cris elaborates, “IT and users alike, have both appreciated Templafy’s ability to bring the latest company content directly into Microsoft Office.”
Global distribution of Bonava fonts and color schemes through Templafy has been especially beneficial. Jeanette adds, “Bonava fonts and colors are now distributed entirely through Templafy. No local installations are needed which has been hugely beneficial to our IT teams.”
Bonava made the most of the support offered during the rollout phase. Bonava’s IT team worked with Templafy’s Support team, taking guidance on the best way to roll out the new software, based on their specific situation and in a way that minimized interruptions to their employees.
From User Acceptance Testing to deployment, the Templafy solution has been simple to roll out across all offices. Templafy’s capability to synchronize with Single Sign On made this process especially easy for IT.
The close collaboration between Bonava IT and Templafy’s Support team ensured that we were able to setup all Templafy features, as well as the BrandMaster DAM integration, in the most efficient way possible.
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