Akumina, Avanade release offering for cost-efficient, secure workplace platforms
In advance of the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit taking place today and tomorrow in Orlando, Florida, the two companies have taken the wraps off of FLIGHT, an offering that enables large organizations to jump-start the launch of their branded digital workplaces.
The Lowdown: Leveraging Avanade’s worldwide network of Digital Innovation Studios, FLIGHT helps businesses set up Akumina’s employee experience platform quickly and easily.
According to sources at Akumina, that brandable, customizable, multilingual platform integrates with leading enterprise cloud applications to deliver a “contextual, collaborative, and engaging workplace experience to every user on any device.”
The Details: The companies said fragmented budgets and limited expertise prohibit many large enterprises from executing on their vision of transforming the employee experience and creating a competitive advantage for their brand.
Akumina, which partners with global systems integrators and interactive agencies to deliver its platform, counts Big Lots, GlaxoSmithKline, MetLife, the Boston Red Sox, and the U.S. Department of Defense among its customers. Its partner in FLIGHT, Avanade, provides digital and cloud services, business solutions, and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem of offerings.
The Buzz: “There’s no better delivery partner for FLIGHT than Avanade, with its 19-year track record of helping clients tap into the Microsoft ecosystem, responsible for the successful delivery of thousands of modern workplace transformation programs,” said David Maffei, president of Akumina, Nashua, New Hampshire. “We’re looking forward to helping large organizations dip their toes into the digital transformation waters so they can realize the value of investing in the employee experience and identify new opportunities to improve employee engagement and productivity.”
“Many enterprise digital workplace initiatives fail or are never launched because stakeholders are unclear how their employee experience will create competitive advantage and are intimidated at the timelines and budget required to get to the first release,” said Florin Rotar, modern workplace executive at Seattle-based Avanade. “By delivering value quickly and incrementally, FLIGHT gives companies the clarity and confidence required to accelerate their journey.”