ALEC rolls out SharePoint portal to improve collaboration

Construction company deploys SharePoint solution to connect workers

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ALEC rolls out SharePoint portal to improve collaboration The new ALEC Central solution will help promote collaboration and knowledge sharing across distributed locations for the company, says Taylor. (ITP Images)
By  Mark Sutton Published  September 9, 2013

Microsoft has provided a collaboration system based on SharePoint to UAE construction company ALEC, to help improve processes across offices and construction sites.

The ALEC Central solution brings together all company processes, procedures and project data, as well as up-to-date news and information. The system will serve around 8,000 ALEC employees across a range of platforms including tablets and smartphones, and kiosks which have been installed at various construction sites which can be used to view information, utilise self-service features and read company news.

The solution will also cut down the amount of paper used by ALEC, by moving project data and tracking to the digital platform.

"Our projects take place at a range of locations and we are using technology to enhance collaboration and increase the sense of working together and sharing knowledge across our people," said Kez Taylor, CEO, ALEC. "Microsoft has assisted us in coming up with a collaborative platform where we can improve communication and our systems can be better implemented as a business."

 "With the implementation of SharePoint and Lync Exchange, ALEC can really address some of the most demanding needs that they have as a business, such as document management and mobility," said Asad Ahmed, product marketing manager, Microsoft Office Division at Microsoft Gulf.

"Microsoft's role in the Gulf is to empower companies to achieve their vision, and it is in line with the country's vision to increase global competitiveness. To increase productivity in the future, we really want to provide information to anyone, anywhere in the world, at any point in time, and with SharePoint and Lync Exchange 2013 we are really one step closer to it," Ahmed added.

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