GDF Suez Case Study Released

03 Feb 2014

ClearPeople has delivered a SharePoint document management system for GDF Suez, one of the leading energy providers in the world.
Download the case study to learn how ClearPeople implemented an out of the box SharePoint Document and Email management solution that has helped GDF Suez's Dubai office boost internal efficiencies and their return on IT investment.

GDF Suez’s corporate teams in Dubai had identified an internal challenge, in that the various Departments of the Dubai office use a lot of documents, most of them being available in electronic version. Those documents were spread over different locations such as a file server, laptops and removable media. This led to obvious difficulties such as problem finding the right information, multiplication of different versions of the same document, lack of security, compliance etc.
The solution was based on SharePoint as the underlying platform technology, taking advantage of a whole range of out of the box SharePoint features. Including: Managed Metadata, Term Store and Term Sets and Retention Schedules tied to Content Types.
ClearPeople’s SharePoint Document Management solution allowed the standardisation of work and processes across the group and within teams. Users are able to continue to work in Outlook as their primary interface, while having very efficient and user friendly access to the SharePoint EDMS. The solution is very intuitive and has required little formal training to the end users, providing users and teams with a highly collaborative environment. Individual users now have the capability and power to quickly set-up team-sites, project sites, matter sites and more for consistent filing and collaboration.
“The project has provided real benefits to our teams, and looking back, it is great to see that the vision we had was so well supported and implemented by ClearPeople’s team. They offered very practical and insightful advice and guidance along the way – making sure that our requirements were delivered in an efficient way, but according to best practices. Also, and importantly, ClearPeople’s principle of leveraging SharePoint as much out-of-the-box as possible has really paid off in terms of maintainability and low cost of ownership. Although we don’t have a specific number for it, as many of the outcomes and benefits are intangible, it is clear to the management team that a return on investment was made within the first year of the solution going live.” Peter De Neef, Senior Legal Counsel, GDF SUEZ.