Intranet for 1,700 employees

With arinet, Aristo Pharma networks its workforce across all locations: the social intranet promotes communication and collaboration and strengthens the corporate culture. To ensure this, a thorough analysis of user wishes and requirements forms the conceptual basis for the technical implementation of the application.

Company-wide networking

Aristo Pharma produces and distributes high-quality, cost-effective medicinal products at several locations in Germany and other European countries. Currently, six individual companies are united under the umbrella brand Aristo Pharma. Their merger, the transnational activities as well as the constant company growth require an effective instrument for the exchange of knowledge and cooperation beyond site and national borders.

User-centred conception

The wishes and expectations of all employees were the starting point for the conception of the intranet. In a kick-off workshop with all important stakeholders as well as two internal employee surveys, the project team determined the requirements for the platform. The insights gained as well as usage scenarios with personas and user stories served as the basis for the implementation of arinet. On the technological side, Drupal 8 was used - a powerful content management system with many possibilities for future challenges at Aristo Pharma.

Corporate Intranet

The intranet, which was launched at the beginning of 2019, offers its users news, dates, documents to download and location information with maps based on OpenStreetMap. A highly requested functionality is a cross-location employee directory that shows communication connections such as telephone and email address as well as language skills and personal skills. This can be used to identify experts on specific topics in the company, if required. Social interaction options such as liking, sharing and commenting are available throughout the application. We also set up virtual working groups for Aristo Pharma to facilitate exchange and collaboration in projects. 

Production workers and other employees of Aristo Pharma who do not have access to a desktop computer use arinet as a kiosk solution in the break rooms via simple authentication.

Intranet project, goal: Establish an umbrella brand and integrate national and international locations more strongly. The networking of information and colleagues should create a feeling of identification and togetherness - and we have achieved this with UEBERBIT! For more than three years, the friendly people from Mannheim have been at our side and accompany us on new paths of digitalisation. What we appreciate most about the cooperation is the professionalism, the view beyond the end of one's nose and the great commitment.
Nele Bertram
Nele Bertram
Head of Corporate Communications
Aristo Pharma GmbH
Solution
Knowledge and work platform for around 1,700 employees
Additional
Kiosk terminal access for activities without a PC workstation
Features
Cross-location employee directory with expert search