SunGard is one of the world’s foremost providers of software and technology services for financial services, education, and the public sector, as well as disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services, and business continuity management software. A Fortune 500 company, Sungard employs more than 17,000 employees and serves approximately 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries.
With such a large number of employees, SunGard faced the challenge of keeping them all up to speed on company and department news and other important information. SunGard partnered with Archer to develop the solution — a highly custom design of SunGard’s new intranet on the SharePoint 2010 platform.
Archer was responsible for the development of the “News & Announcements” section and its various customized Web Parts. We were provided with static designs for the section and brought them to life through a custom media carousel, article page, and story viewer for the marquee section of the intranet (called KnowHow).
The Archer team stretched the limits of SharePoint to allow for auto image scaling across four differing image sizes while minimizing image quality degradation. As a result, SunGard was able to upload one image for all article instances rather than four different versions of the same image. In addition, we implemented a filtering system to help narrow user searches, allowing employees to quickly and easily find information specific to their needs.
After an extensive and thorough quality assurance process, Archer helped SunGard launch a tailor-made Web Part that has since become the hub of company and department information. We also worked with SunGard’s IT team to develop an enhanced content management solution, ensuring easy content submission and management.