Norgren launches internet portal based on Enable technology
Norgren is part of the diverse £1.57 billion IMI Group. As an international engineering business the company operates in two main areas of activity, fluid controls (pneumatics, severe service valves and indoor climate) and retail dispense (beverage dispense and merchandising systems).
Its UK base in Lichfield, Staffordshire required an internet portal that would provide its employees with secure and restricted access to company documentation. It was important that the solution incorporated search functionality for documents and provided a version control element. Additionally, the solution needed to be integrated with the company's existing authentication mechanism and had to be very user friendly to allow administration and maintenance of the content.
In the longer term the solution needed to be scalable and to allow the administrator to create new portals to address the different needs of other groups.
Led by Robert Grinnell, Systems Manager, Norgren investigated a number of solutions including Microsoft's Share Point. The Company eventually chose Enable and its Fusion platform as its preferred supplier.
"We chose Enable because we were impressed by Fusion's flexibility, ease of use and, of course, the implementation costs. The solution has very recently been implemented and our expectations have been met in full."