Vendors: Skype for Business, Exchange / Teams
Number of endpoints: 180
Head of IT – Statkraft
Statkraft AS is an international power company and Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy. The company produces both hydropower, wind power, gas power, and district heating, and is a global market player in energy trading. Statkraft has 4200 employees in more than 20 countries and is wholly owned by the Norwegian state.
Statkraft was using Skype4B as default, and meetings are scheduled in Outlook Exchange. The meeting rooms have Cisco endpoints with Evoco room panels and their MCU / GW solution is Pexip on-prem.
Statkraft later migrated to Microsoft Teams, a transition that did not require users to change their workflow when scheduling video meetings.
For Statkraft, video is a business-critical communication and collaboration channel. Every day, about 30 000 minutes are spent in video meetings. There is not much room for failure. All employees are responsible for their own video meetings and there is no video administrator. That is why it is important that the technology used for video collaboration is easy to use, which wasn't the case.
Statkraft needed a simple way to call into Skype meetings from video rooms, and one consistent way of scheduling and starting video meetings. In other words: having the same procedure wherever you are.
Statkraft's goal - to help meet the world's demand for clean energy - require seamless video conferencing across all offices, and that’s where we fit in with our solution: Synergy SKY.
According to Dagfinn Nuth, a consultant at Statkraft, deploying the software was quick and simple: "Installing Synergy SKY was easy" he says.
Statkraft ran a POC with support from Jan Racansky, one of our sales engineers. After that, there hasn't been any further need for support. "Updates run smoothly," Nuth says.
Employees love the "green button" and don't miss the hassle of having to find a conference ID etc. to join a meeting.
Statkraft can now focus on what they do best; producing clean energy, for a greener future.