When a real estate and property development company has £13.6 billion worth of total property assets, employees’ ability to effectively manage the many documents that come with all that property is of the utmost importance. British Land is one of Europe’s largest publicly listed real estate and property development companies, focused on retail locations around the UK. Headquartered in London, they own, manage, develop and finance a portfolio of high-quality commercial and residential properties.
British Land was initially using MacroView to access SharePoint documents on mobile devices as well as manage them via Outlook. Employees were not enthusiastic about the solution and complained that it was too slow, especially for browsing tree structures in SharePoint. When the company decided to provide many of its employees with BlackBerry phones they found that MacroView did not support the devices. British Land decided it was time to find a standardized, uniform solution for SharePoint access from both Outlook and mobile devices which also drove adoption.
harmon.ie was able to replace MacroView and fulfill British Land’s core requirements by giving them smooth and fast access to SharePoint documents in Outlook via drag and drop while also offering a uniform experience across mobile and desktop. British Land also found that employees needed little to no training to understand and use harmon.ie.
In short, harmon.ie has helped British Land save money and meet records requirements all while pushing employees to become increasingly more mobile.