dorma+kaba win Nielsen Norman Best Intranet Design Award 2016

It’s that time of year again when user-experience research firm the ​Nielsen Norman Group announce the 10 best intranets in the world and release their annual report on all things intranet. We look forward to it every year to see how our industry is constantly evolving.

dorma+kaba win Nielsen Norman Best Intranet Design Award 2016

We are delighted to announce that a BrightStarr intranet has made the list this year, with global manufacturing organisation dorma+kaba selected for Best Intranet Design. Chosen by expert review based on design and usability, the winning solution uses a Unily intranet​, BrightStarr’s Intranet as a Service​ product built on Office 365.

dorma+kaba Group whose 16,000 employees operate in over 50 countries, needed a social digital workplace solution that would completely revolutionise their communication, collaboration, business development and innovation. Multi-lingual and personalisation functionality was essential to ensuring that its diverse group of employees could connect and engage fully with the business.

Adrian Gagala, Group IT, Manager Collaboration and HR Systems at dorma+kaba, said; “Our social intranet project at dorma+kaba really took us from 0 – 100 in 60 days, something that was only possible with a passionate team, an innovative, cutting-edge solution and the power of the Microsoft cloud.”

Jakob Nielsen, principal of the Nielsen Noman Group and usability expert commented that "In just 60 days, the DORMA intranet team created a global, social intranet in advance of two large company events. The combination of the impending events and the introduction of social tools created the perfect equation for intranet success, with the events acting as natural drivers for social content creation and conversation on the site. The events, combined with strong support from management, have made the global company’s shift to a social intranet notably smooth and well-received."​​

Unily’s ‘As-A-Service’ delive​ry model is key, as it provides a solution that will constantly evolve with the business. dorma+kaba will continue to benefit from innovative features; a combination of Microsoft releases, Unily product innovation, and customer driven advancements, which will be rolled out seamlessly across the cloud. We believe that Unily’s evergreen nature will ensure dorma+kaba’s Unily intranet remains award-winning for years to come.

Paul Jackson, Managing Director of BrightStarr UK, the company behind Unily, said; “We are delighted that dorma+kaba​ has been recognised for the ‘Best Intranet Award’ and we are proud that Unily is the solution that helped them achieve it. This is our 4th Nielsen Norman win in 5 years, which demonstrates our commitment to always pushing the boundaries of technology to solve enterprise challenges. We look forward to continuing our relationship with dorma+kaba and supporting their ongoing success.”​​

Want to hear more about dorma+kaba's new intranet? You can read our full customer success story here.​

About the Nielsen Norman Group

Nielsen Norman Group is an evidence-based user experience research, training and consulting firm that advises companies on how to improve the bottom line through human-centered design of products and services. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, NN/g evaluates interfaces of all kinds and guides the critical design decisions that make websites, applications, intranets and products achieve their full potential for businesses and their users. ​

About Unily

Unily is BrightStarr’s award winning Intranet-as-a-Service platform built on Office 365. F​or more information, watch our Unily in a Nutshell video.​

To learn more about our Unily intranet solution and to arrange a personalised demonstration, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Paul Jackson Managing Director EMEA

Paul uses his years of experience in the technology industry to run the show at BrightStarr UK. In his role as managing director, he is responsible for fostering steady growth and continued profitability, alongside Will and Rich. He is a ‘lead from the front’ kind of guy who uses his 25 years of industry experience to challenge and motivate his team. After working for a range of consultancies all over the world, and Microsoft themselves, Paul has learnt from the best. Every day, he applies that knowledge to make him the pro-active and pragmatic leader he is. Paul is passionate about new technology, and has a particular interest in all things cloud based, mobile and UX, making him a great fit for BrightStarr’s forward thinking environment.

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