atlas by clearpeople

Laing O'Rourke cuts costs, accelerates transformation with Atlas

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Key highlights

Increased productivity

Atlas provides over 6,000 employees a single platform from which to navigate all projects, increasing productivity and providing better governance. 

Improved employee experience

A clearer, more accessible digital workplace with a more intuitive user interface, better navigation and improved findability.

Cost and time savings

Atlas has replaced disparate systems that didn't permit easy global access to information and added to inconsistency and incompatibility issues, saving time and cutting costs.

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Laing O’Rourke needed a robust, user-friendly digital platform to support its digital transformation effort. This would help their staff deliver complex projects in accordance with correct procedures and policies, and provide a superior client experience. 

Josh Murray, Group Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Director says Atlas was chosen as "the fastest way to have an integrated system and to enable a set-up with minimum fuss using the systems and structures that we had already developed."

As a result, Atlas has revolutionised how people at this global construction company work, improving employee experience, increasing productivity and saving time and money.

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Laing O’Rourke needed a robust, user-friendly digital platform to accelerate digital transformation and help deliver and manage complex projects.


Atlas, with its communications, collaboration and knowledge capabilities, allowed the company to leverage their existing Microsoft 365 investment.


With Atlas, the company enhanced the employee experience, increased productivity for more than 6,000 employees, provided better outcomes for clients and reduced operating costs.

  • Ryan Macnamee

    Group Chief Information Officer
    "Combining Laing O’Rourke’s ambition to be a digital leader in the construction industry with ClearPeople’s IP, skills and expertise in the Microsoft’s cloud stack has proven to be a powerful mix."
  • Josh Murray

    Group Human Capital & Corporate Affairs Director
    "We delivered to the Group Executive and the Hub Executive exactly what we said we would [a digital workspace] that would look impressive in its initial user experience."
  • Kerri Warner

    Digital Communications Manager
    "[During the lockdown] we actually saw it as a benefit to launch [Atlas], largely because it is mobile enabled, so for people working remotely it is much more accessible to them."
  • Ryan Macnamee

    Group Chief Information Officer
    "What has been key is the ability to deliver complex features and functionality through a simple and engaging user experience that makes sense to our users wherever they are, in the office, on-site or in a firstline worker role."
  • Josh Murray

    Group Human Capital & Corporate Affairs Director
    "Atlas for us is the front door to our business. When an employee begins their day, it's the first port of call. It houses all the information they need to get started and the Launchpad to take them into the business critical systems they need throughout the day."
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About Laing O'Rourke

With over 150 years of experience, Laing O’Rourke is the largest privately-owned construction company in the UK and provides building infrastructure, modular manufacturing, investment, development and support services.

Atlas Platform overview

The Atlas Digital Workplace includes out-of-the-box communications, collaboration and knowledge capabilities for end-users, management and IT.

Atlas is installed within the customer's Microsoft 365 (Office 365) tenant and Azure infrastructure, leveraging existing Microsoft 365 licenses, security/compliance settings, Active Directory and more.

The platform fully supports Microsoft Teams, Yammer, SharePoint Online, Microsoft Groups, Planner, OneNote, Power Apps, Power BI and much more.

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