With over 750 staff based on site and around the country, Morson had been looking to procure a digital partner for over three months that could deliver a new internal intranet. The system would not only have to eclipse their existing system and be a smooth transition, but help project their business processes forward for the coming years.
Red-Fern Media were very proud to be chosen to deliver the project, as the whole procurement process included some very talented agencies in the Manchester area.
The initial project needed to deliver an easy to use front end for staff and admins, which would streamline the business processes, document management and company information.
The intranet would be published on a closed private network and hosted on a dedicated server which would have a custom configuration.
With a number of focus meetings and fact finding sessions, Red-Fern Media worked closely with the Morson executive team and set to work on creating the initial wireframe of how the intranet could work using the latest coding technologies and front end user tools. The wireframe would allow the executive team to gain an understanding of how the new intranet would manage the data and day to day processes for the company and it’s staff.
As the project progressed and the wireframe was getting close to approval, the Red-Fern Media development team created additional features and workflow ideas, that the Morson Executive team did not know were possible.
Once the wireframe was approved, we started development of the main system. This comprised of a document management system that allowed for fast search and retrieval of over 600 documents. Also, the system gives version control and update history for auditing and accountability purposes.
The final project delivered is fully mobile ready and used by all staff members on any device type. They have full access to all company documents, processes, news and events. The system is built on the latest frameworks and is built as a bespoke modular system. That way, it’s ready for future features to be added as Morson integrates the new intranet with other internal systems.
Morson’s Executive Team have been incredibly pleased with the final delivery of the project. Also, there are many features that are currently in development - such as: a skills matrix system for staff, expenses system, audit schedule and discrepancy tracker.
The long term goal is to use the new intranet as the central hub and data warehouse for all Morson data, documents and processes.
Red-Fern have worked on several large corporate intranets now. Some projects have used existing software and others (like this project) have required a full bespoke build that caters for specific business processes.
Building a fully custom intranet lays solid foundations for a business and its investment in technology moving forwards. By building specific features and workflows, Morson are now well positioned to take their turnover from £700 million to their target of £1 billion.
‘Red-fern Media designed, built and guided us through a successful bespoke intranet solution, it was genuinely refreshing to work with an agency that understood our requirement and challenges from the off and then accommodated our changing needs throughout the project lifecycle whilst still remaining on time and in budget.
The team at Redfern went above and beyond at all times to ensure the intranet solution was nothing less than perfect even adding features that we did not know we needed at the time, every developer took personal pride in the finished product and it shows.
Suffice to say we are delighted with the end product which is now a great asset to our delivery model, we have received nothing but positive feedback from our workforce and clients which has made for excellent engagement and a pain free deployment’.
Sam Bowles, Compliance Manager