After thoroughly researching the market, Elcom was selected for its comprehensive functionality, flexibility, modular design and ease of use.
In May 2012, Vita Group launched Vita Pulse using Elcom. Vita Pulse is now Vita Group’s central communication portal for their 1,400 + employees, who work within 180 stores, over 8 brands across Australia.
Each subsidiary has its own section on the Vita Pulse intranet, all easily accessible through the main navigation. As a result, users have access to information that is relevant to their line of business and across the entire group. With Elcom, Vita Group was able to create key intranet innovation points in-house. These include:
‘VitaTube’ is a powerful and effective way for the CEO, National Managers and other decision makers to communicate to 1,400+ intranet users via video. Using Elcom's media management capability, videos are uploaded and embedded into an article. The article comments feature provides users with the ability to supply feedback, ideas and encourage social interaction.
Group News Portal
The intranet is now a one-stop shop for news. Using Elcom's taxonomy and dynamic widgets features, the different news articles for each subsidiary are rendered into a single display. Articles are colour coded so that users can immediately identify which business unit that piece of news relates to.
Shining Stars is an area within Vita Pulse used to celebrate the success of individuals within Vita Group. Colleagues can nominate each other via a form on the intranet. This area encourages communication, collaboration and promotes the desired culture. Using the taxonomy and dynamic widgets modules, the Shining Stars articles are also colour coded to help quickly identify which business unit the Shining Star came from.
Internal IT Support
Using Elcom's document list, FAQ manager, dynamic widgets and taxonomy modules; the support section provides support documentation, as well as searchable FAQs and general ‘How-to’ and trouble-shooting information. A Service Status widget built in-house with Elcom, delivers real-time updates from the IT team. The traffic-light icons provide users with status updates and information pertaining to each of the service areas.
Hot Jobs Feed
Vita Group utilises Elcom's RSS Import to bring in job feeds from their external recruitment partner so all of the company’s vacant positions are available in Vita Pulse. Prior to Vita Pulse, users had to access an external site in order to view these listings.