University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

Customer Case Story

“Before Templafy, it really was a jungle for our brand.”

The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) has six campuses, 115 study programs, 32,000 students and over 4,000 employees. SDU facilitates high-quality research, that contributes to new technology and better health for society.

Before implementing Templafy, SDU’s branded document templates and digital assets were only available on an intranet, which many people didn’t use. It was also difficult for university staff to distribute and update these assets, due to the university being divided into many institutes.

Mikkel Larris, Graphic Designer in the SDU Communications Department, remembers that, “Before Templafy, it really was a jungle for our brand.”

Why Templafy?

SDU chose to “clean up” their visual identity in 2016 by doing a brand refresh, which involved creating new logos, color schemes and fonts. However, SDU’s existing on-premise system made it difficult to ensure faculty, staff and students could easily access these visual identity assets.

During the brand refresh process, it quickly became clear that SDU needed a centralized system to roll out the new brand elements across all departments, centers and research units. Templafy was the perfect solution.

"With Templafy installed on all university computers, both Macs and PCs, more people use on-brand templates and images. It’s easy for everyone to find the templates and digital assets they need. Now, there’s no excuse for going off-brand.”

Mikkel Larris
Graphic Designer, SDU Communications
University of Southern Denmark

Mikkel found Templafy extremely helpful for rolling out SDU’s refreshed brand elements, and for his role at the university. He now trusts that all SDU staff, faculty and students have access to up-to-date presentation templates. With Templafy, it’s easy to create university presentations that include on-brand slides with the latest figures.

Now, when Mikkel is asked to supply templates or images, he can simply direct people to open Office applications and use Templafy to access all the images and templates that he has created.

“I can easily share the templates and presentations that I have created, which saves me from double-work. Also, Templafy’s integration with our Digital Asset Management system, Skyfish, makes it easy for colleagues to find company-approved images, which is a huge benefit.” says Mikkel.

Since implementing Templafy, SDU has found that employee-created content is increasingly on-brand and used consistently.

“People are more engaged with the templates we actually have, which means our teams are staying on-brand and working in a smarter manner. For example, our meeting minutes are now recorded consistently, because everyone uses the same template.”

Mikkel Larris,
Graphic Designer, SDU Communications,
University of Southern Denmark


 

SDU staff can easily access the correct template for consistently recording meeting minutes.

 
 


 

Templafy integrates with Digital Asset Management system, Skyfish, to make images easily available to SDU staff, faculty and students right within office applications.

 
 

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