Bringing a European team together for KORUSOn January 24, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
Jean-Jacques Banuls, Director of IT Tell us about KORUS Hello, I’m Jean-Jacques Banuls, IT Director at the KORUS Group. The Korus Group is a general contractor with points of presence in France, Italy and Spain. Our work focuses on 4 areas: designing spaces, building spaces, arranging interiors and furniture, and technical management of post-sales services. In what context did you contact AVI? We reached out to AVI while we were remodelling our headquarters. Our CEO saw our headquarters As a showroom for our clients We needed to put new systems in place for collaborative work workspace management and content sharing. AVI was the best choice for meeting these needs during the remodelling of our spaces, giving us collaborative screens, video conferencing, StarLeaf and new ways of sharing multimedia content. What were the results and benefits? With these solutions we saw a rise in performance of applications which addressed the issue of high levels of remote working, flexible working, and working from home as well as bringing quicker results for our clients on their sites. A majority of our work is done on the move, and 80-90% of our employees don’t work in fixed office spaces, so we need effective remote work and remote collaboration. With AVI, we’ve deployed collaborative screens which allow brainstorming and remote work. As I said, we work with our clients onsite, so we need to be able to connect remote economists and designers with project managers who are right there with the client. We have implemented a room booking system which which lets us book rooms remotely using ID badges. We’ve also been able to share multimedia content with our collaborators on one side, and our clients and partners on the other, which helps us keep them informed. Ultimately, we implemented a video conferencing solution with telephone links to allow just the kind of remote and flexible collaboration we needed. Why did we choose video conferencing, and why StarLeaf in particular? First of all, we already had communication systems in place, but they weren’t necessarily interoperable, they were difficult to use and and they had a complex system for inviting collaborators to join us. A quick demonstration of the StarLeaf solution showed us its simplicity and ease of use, its document and media sharing capabilities, and its extremely reliable interoperability functions which allow it to link in with our other applications and requirements. Describe your experience with AVI in 3 words Reliability: AVI is present and on call for the whole duration of projects, but most importantly after their solutions have been put into practise. Responsiveness: support and advice is quick and effective to help us put our projects into practise. Dedication: no matter the issue or the situation, AVI is first and foremost a group of men and women who will see projects through with engagement and investment, while always respecting the needs of their client.