Sharing Minds: A LiveTiles Partner Story
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Sharing Minds is one of Australia’s premium business productivity specialists. Through the use of cutting edge, intelligent technology, Sharing Minds works with companies of all sizes to enhance organizational communication, information management and productivity to drive business transformation.
LiveTiles allows the ‘look and feel’ discussion to come first in every digital workplace project, giving Sharing Minds the ability to present the value of technology in a language that the whole organization understands. No longer talking ‘widgets’ with tech teams, Sharing Minds is using LiveTiles to bring executive, communications and marketing teams to the table to create highly engaging solutions.
LiveTiles is part of our story
Sharing Minds create custom digital workplaces for organizations anywhere from 10 to 15,000 seats, built on a user engagement philosophy powered by LiveTiles.
“A lot of our competitors are focused on fixing broken stuff and deploying a piece of technology, but not understanding what works for the client and what doesn’t to create a highly-engaging environment for the end user,” Sharing Minds Cheif Executive, Damien Neale, said.
“For us, LiveTiles is an integral part of our story and how we talk and present with customers. We knew from day one it was fundamental to our direction and to our values, the number one being ‘wow the customer’.”
With a library of ‘drag and drop’ features and a user-friendly canvas over SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure, building a bespoke custom intranet has never been more accessible.
“For us, LiveTiles is an integral part of our story and how we talk and present with customers.”
“SharePoint is amazing technically, but it’s not visually appealing, it’s hard to use and any customization you want to make is difficult,” Sharing Minds Chief Technology Officer, Adam Clark, said.
“With LiveTiles we can now give the customer the power to make changes around structure, form, function and color themselves as opposed to them buying another 40-hour block from us to move something three pixels to the left.”
As a LiveTiles partner, Sharing Minds has changed the conversation. What was once a pure IT discussion now includes executive, marketing and communications teams.
“Without LiveTiles, discussions around SharePoint development with executives or marketing was almost impossible,” Adam said.
“We weren’t speaking their language. But when we show them LiveTiles suddenly it flips for them and engagement is almost instant because they get it. There’s a huge difference in putting a web part on a page to putting a LiveTile on page.”
With no code features, custom fonts and colors, LiveTiles shifts the look and feel component of building an intranet from an IT project to a creative exercise.
“Without LiveTiles, discussions around SharePoint development with executives or marketing was almost impossible.”
“It creates a lot happier customer and it gives them the capacity to spend the money that they want to spend on the functionality of their intranet, rather than UX and UI,” Damien said.
We have an edge
With the ability to deliver an initial concept in days and reduce development time by two thirds, Sharing Minds has a competitive edge that has them bringing in a new client almost every week.
“I think that if you lead with look and feel, lead with user engagement, lead with LiveTiles it will fundamentally differentiate you from all of your competitors,” Damien said.
“We’re saving between 40-60% in time by utilizing LiveTiles and it’s allowed us to concentrate more on the technical value we can provide to customers, and no longer having to worry about adoption because that’s taken care of.”
Sharing Minds has integrated LiveTiles into their business and, as a partner, is looking forward to seeing the product grow.
“What excited me is not what we’re doing today, but what we’ll be doing tomorrow,” Adam said.
“There is so much potential for LiveTiles to grow and provide value in areas that they haven’t had a chance to look at yet. As a partner, that excites me.”
“I think that if you lead with look and feel, lead with user engagement, lead with LiveTiles it will fundamentally differentiate you from all of your competitors.”
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