Combined SharePoint/harmon.ie solution helps Bosch manage its millions of daily emails, including important business records that need to be accessed by colleagues.
18 February 2021
Bosch, the global supplier of technology and services today demonstrated how harmon.ie helps it fulfill the corporate mandate for managing its millions of email records, while driving Microsoft SharePoint adoption.
Appearing on the prestigious Microsoft Intrazone podcast, Drag and Drop: Outlook to SharePoint, Daniel Stuch, Bosch Senior Project Leader Application Development and Rollout, explained the value that harmon.ie and SharePoint bring to the hundreds of thousands of Bosch information workers. Stuch described Bosch’s needs for an email management solution, their selection criteria, their harmon.ie and SharePoint journey, and the economic value achieved through this program. Stuch concluded that “We want everyone to use harmon.ie, because once you use it, you love it.”
Here are some of the highlights of the Bosch’s presentation:
Like all organizations, Bosch relies heavily on email to conduct its global business. In fact, 9-10 million business emails are exchanged across the company on a daily basis. And like many companies, at Bosch business records and other important information are frequently exchanged via email. Emails related to company activities in sales, purchasing, accounting, engineering, quality assurance, and human resources are just a few examples of critical email uses.
SharePoint was selected as the repository for centrally storing important email records because SharePoint dovetailed with Bosch’s plans to migrate its infrastructure to the Office 365 cloud starting in 2020.
With a broad and heterogeneous user community, Bosch realized it would need an additional product to make it easy for typical business users to capture and classify important business emails in SharePoint, as well as easily locate important emails, which is an important element of Bosch’s information governance and compliance program.
After a rigorous product selection process, harmon.ie was selected to assist business users to capture, classify, and find email records, as well as support future audits and e-discovery.
By making it easy to use, harmon.ie has increased the adoption rate of SharePoint. “harmon.ie makes SharePoint more accessible for people, and with improved adoption rate and increased use of SharePoint, we also have attained those benefits that we wanted from SharePoint in the first place”, says Daniel Stuch, Bosch Senior Project Leader Application Development and Rollout.
A side benefit of the SharePoint solution is that Bosch sees a reduction in documents sent as email attachments. This not only decreases data volume, it also prevents document versioning chaos. As a result, productivity has improved.
harmon.ie has also proved to have an economic value – “we found that although the financial gain was not the primary reason to purchase harmon.ie, you simply save up to 70% of the steps, or gain 70% of productivity when you drag and drop emails.”, says Stuch.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,000 associates worldwide, with 2019 sales of 77.7 Billion euros. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world.
harmon.ie makes it easy for knowledge workers to capture and classify emails and documents to SharePoint and Teams directly from Outlook, the place they already spend their work time. As such, it is easy to discover and share important content when needed, right from the email client.
By making it easy to do the right thing, harmon.ie increases SharePoint adoption, workplace productivity, as well as information governance and compliance. That is why thousands of enterprise customers count on harmon.ie's SharePoint and Microsoft 365-based user experience products for email and records management, collaboration, knowledge retention, and SharePoint adoption.
harmon.ie has won numerous Microsoft Best App awards and is a long time Microsoft Partner.
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