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Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht relies on imperia for its new intranet as well

Hürth, 27 January 2011 – After launching its website on the basis of imperia around three years ago and receiving a facelift in autumn 2010, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) is now continuing its cooperation with Imperia AG for another project. HZG is now launching a new intranet site, which is also based on imperia. The project, whose concept is based on the corporate motto "knowledge generates utility", was realised within around three months.

Signing onto the intranet is carried out automatically via single sign-on. Personalisation offers employees the option to set up an individual workspace in which settings such as the background image or the language can be freely selected. These personalisation offers are being successively expanded. In addition, users can create bookmarks or add shortcuts. Overall the intranet provides HZG employees with a great deal of useful information such as a ride-sharing board, an event calendar that any employee can use to add additional events, training courses and news about the company as well as all forms necessary for daily work.

A few employee self-services such as a vacation tool are planned for the future. The company also wishes to actively expand its social media activities further. In addition to the option to comment on all intranet entries, a forum similar to a company wiki is also currently being planned. 'Due to the high degree of user friendliness and the distinctive process orientation, imperia is the ideal content management system for living up to our motto "knowledge generates utility" in the future as well,' says Dr Torsten Fischer, head of the public relations department at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht.

About Helmholtz-Zentrum Geestacht

In Geesthacht – southeast of Hamburg – and Teltow near Berlin, around 800 employees work for Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in the fields of coasts, climate and materials research as well as regenerative medicine. Under the motto "knowledge generates utility", they research issues such as the storm surges of tomorrow and look into the eye of the hurricane. Their new materials and welding procedures make cars and aircraft lighter, thereby helping to save energy and preserve the environment. With the aid of specially developed plastics, the scientists search for environmentally friendly energy sources and develop materials that are extremely useful for medical science.






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