- SOLUTION: Microsoft SharePoint 2010

- SECTOR: Automotive

Çetiner adds, “This portal really suits Brisa well” and he reveals that Brisa is considering the possibility of combining it with its Office Communicator System at some time in the future. As for now, Çetiner is content with the new system and readily praises Innova for completing each stage of the project on time and without any hitch: “Innova is technically very strong and its specialist team members are excellent at their jobs,” he says.

Brisa Briport Intranet Portal


Brisa Bridgestone Sabanci, Turkey’s largest tyre producer, saved time and publishing costs after it launched its Briport intranet portal. Microsoft SharePoint, which has a reputation for operational excellence, was used as the platform.

Established in 1974 and restructured in 1988 as a partnership between Turkish conglomerate Sabanci and the Bridgestone Tyre Company of Japan, the Brisa tyre production plant is now the largest in Turkey and the sixth largest in Europe, employing 1,600 people.

 

Some time ago Brisa recognised the need for a common platform that would ensure a steady flow of information within the business and give its employees access to accurate information from a single source. The result was its Briport intranet portal, which the company set up with assistance from Innova. Now all Brisa employees can read the company’s announcements, retrieve data and make use of applications.

 

The portal communicates up-to-date details of Brisa’s ongoing projects, latest systems, and new policies. It can also send greetings to employees on their birthdays and on other special occasions.

Brisa Briport Intranet Portal

Operational excellence

When formulating this project, Brisa chose Microsoft SharePoint as the provider best placed to improve the company’s high operational standards. This wise choice helped to reduce the cost of publishing important information and also saved precious time.

 

Brisa Information Systems Manager, İlker Çetiner, says, “Our new portal is much more convenient than our previous one and is also far more modern. Briport connected all Brisa employees to each other.” And he has no doubt about the value of Innova’s contribution, saying: “It was the right decision to trust Innova.”

 

Before the implementation of the Briport system, the means of internal communication comprised email, staff bulletin boards, and a bi-monthly company magazine. That has all changed. “Now,” Çetiner says, “there is much more effective communication in the organisation. People can easily follow upcoming events such as concerts and theater performances. Thanks to our magazine, which is available via the portal, we can reach our readers without incurring high publishing costs.”