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Global construction manufacturer bolsters bottom line with Project Online

Hilti Corporation logoConstruction solutions firm Hilti Corporation wanted a globally available service to coordinate worldwide offices and projects. Based in Liechtenstein, Hilti Corporation has research and development centers in over 20 countries on 6 continents, providing innovative products to the construction industry since 1941.

As an established company that needs to stay agile with project coordination, Hilti Corporation chose Project Online because it delivers all the benefits of process centralization and enhanced control without the risks involved in being locked in to large home-grown IT infrastructures. With Office 365, Project Online offers the security, global availability, disaster recovery, and the ability to handle heavy workloads critical to enterprise operations at a fraction of the cost. Many businesses know the challenges and associated costs of these requirements, but with Project Online and Office 365, it’s easy to scale out and scale up–and have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that data is safe.

Hilti Corporation’s Head of Workplace Platform Services, Dr. Christian Buddendick, is a business leader who embraces software as a service. “Using a cloud-based solution is clearly an advantage compared to setting up a customized server environment,” says Dr. Buddendick. “We don’t have to worry about maintenance, upgrades, or compatibility issues. All the capabilities we need are there, and are easily customizable.”

Through the Office 365 infrastructure, Project Online delivers the agility modern companies need to be competitively efficient. Many of our customers’ goals include increasing control and communication in their organizations without creating excess process burden. The “just right” process mix is different for every organization, and with Project Online, business leaders have more freedom to try new things and innovate internal processes, since retooling friction is minimized.

Hilti Corporation appreciates this agility and uses it to create global efficiencies. “By using a cloud-based solution, we got the agility we were seeking,” says Buddendick. “We can scale the use of Project Online from 20 people up to 10,000 users. It is easy to use and satisfies nearly 100 percent of our business needs.”

Read the Hilti Corporation case study for a complete view of the company, the solution, and the benefits Hilti Corporation has realized with Project Online.