Case Study: Development of the digital workplace of the future

K+S considers itself a customer-focused, independent supplier of mineral products for the Agriculture, Industry, Consumers, and Communities segments. They enable farmers securing the world's food supply, provide solutions that keep industries running, enrich consumers' daily lives, and ensure safety in winter.

For more than 11.000 employees of the K+S Group, a central and personalizable platform was created. It provides access to all of the company's information and applications across all locations. With Pimcore, almost 200 applications are accessible and can be managed centrally.

Pimcore Platinum Partner
  • K+S Aktiengesellschaft
Partenaire Pimcore


11 000

Consolidation and replacement of the existing intranet

At the start of the project, there was already an existing intranet that was used by the entire K+S group. The challenge was to create a modern solution while at the same time maintaining the high level of acceptance of the previous system among the employees. Another requirement was to make the work processes more efficient with the help of the portal. For the technical implementation, a flexible system was sought that would deliver the content with the highest possible performance.
"With the help of Pimcore and regular user testing, we were able to create an intuitive platform for both users and editors."
Sandra Gerhardt, Senior Digital Communications Manager

Pimcore as a central element for project success

After the first requirements workshops the project team decided on an implementation using Pimcore. The user-friendly backend and an extensive system of roles and rights were the main reasons for this decision. Taking into account the individual needs of employees throughout the group, a variety of personalization functions were implemented, such as target group-specific events, news channels and applications. On the dashboard, widgets can be used to put information in a favored order. To find out if the users would actually like to use these functions, regular user tests were realized during development.
"We had a very focused and friendly collaboration throughout the project. This, coupled with Pimcore's flexible data and experience management, was crucial for the success of the new Digital Workplace."
Philip Köhler, Project management team neusta

Flexible platform to facilitate the daily work routine

With Pimcore, a holistic platform has been created that supports the workforce in their daily work. The portal enables the control of almost 200 tools and allows significantly faster maintenance of editorial content. At the same time, the portal offers possibilities for the individual adaptation of content and thus motivates active use and design of the intranet within the K+S Group.

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