Resource Management: World’s Leading Microchip Producer Chooses Resource Central to Manage Meeting Room Bookings
Market leading microchip producer selects Resource Central, the premier room and desk booking tool for Outlook. The customer will be using the software to streamline the scheduling of 6,000 meeting locations via Outlook and Resource Central will be used by more than 250,000 employees worldwide.
For 10 years, Add-On Products has supplied the market with add-ons for Microsoft Outlook and Exchange, designed to increase productivity across organizations. Their customer base includes more than 400,000 clients worldwide, ranging from offices with a few PC workstations to organizations such as Ford Motor Company, Hewlett Packard, Shell, Home Depot, the US Army and the US Department of Education.
"Our products are designed to facilitate and streamline planning, cooperation and resource management in any organization. The applications can simplify room reservations, enhance calendar overview, manage e-mail signatures and journalize e-mail," says Peer Astrup, CEO of Add-On Products.
An investment in increased efficiency
The customer is the market leading microchip manufacturer with more than 250,000 employees worldwide. Acquiring the product Resource Central, an add-on module for Microsoft Outlook primarily used for booking meeting rooms and related equipment and services, the organization expects to make a series of routines more efficient.
"With Resource Central, a meeting can be planned in a maximum two minutes, including the booking of participants, room, catering and technical equipment," says Peer Astrup. He tells that, "when searching for products, the microchip manufacturing customer placed particular emphasis on search capabilities, speed, handling of recurring appointments and reporting features that allow for better use of meeting rooms, projectors, etc."
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Brief decision and implementation processes:
The microchip manufacturer, which is headquartered in Silicon Valley, is among the world's largest corporations and delivers the central processors for most PCs. According to Peer Astrup, the client has previously applied a non-scalable system not suited for such a large organization. "To avoid covering the costs of developing a successor themselves, it was decided to scan the market for potential external suppliers. Hence, the corporation initiated a dialogue with us earlier this year," says Astrup.
From there, things have happened surprisingly fast. Add-On Products has just received the final acceptance of the order. "The openness and the pace have been impressive for such a large organization, even though extensive compatibility and stability tests have been made in relation to the customer's infrastructure and vital systems. In this context, it has been an advantage that our product is certified for use with Windows Server 2003 Enterprise," says the CEO.
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