Woods BagotArchitecture and
Woods Bagot selects Workstream by YouSendIt
to improveglobal B2B content sharing and collaboration worldwide
In the architectural design industry, collaboration betweenstrategists, designers and partners is critically important. Itenables design studios to share the ideas and inspirations thatresult in elegant, functional designs for their clients. In today’sbusiness environment, where a mobile and globally distributedworkforce is fast becoming the norm, business professionalsmust be able to access and share time-sensitive content ondemand across different regions and time zones.This is especially the case for a design studio that has noheadquarters, whose core competencies aren’t in one location,but are literally everywhere—from Sydney and New York, toDubai and Shanghai.Woods Bagot, a next-generation architecture and design rmwith 14 locations around the world, illustrates the challenges ofcollaborating when an organization is a conglomeration of peoplewith numerous skills and roles. With a team of 750 employeesacross Australia, Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America,Woods Bagot coordinates some of the world’s top architecturaldesign talent and brings their diverse knowledge and skill setsto bear on their clients’ projects. Collaboration between thoughtleaders, academics, strategists, designers, projects leaders andclients is an intrinsic feature of how Woods Bagot operates.That kind of collaboration requires the ability to rapidly andsecurely share important business content anytime, anywhere inthe world.To enable this level of le sharing and content collaboration,Woods Bagot turned to Workstream.
Prior solution was slow, costly and didn’t enableimmediate collaboration
Before deploying Workstream, Woods Bagot relied heavily onFTP. But it was slow, costly and didn’t foster effortless businesscontent collaboration.
THE PROBLEM•Difcult, time-consuming and cumbersome processof sharing and transporting digital les and content oncritical time-sensitive projects•Current le transfer solution consuming too many IT
•Designers were increasingly demanding access frommobile devicesTHE SOLUTION•Workstream by YouSendIt•Outlook plug-in, Express,and mobile app for iPad•Integration with Active Directory through DirectoryServices Connector pluginRESULTS•Made sharing les and content between partners,vendors, customers and other designers asinstantaneous as sending an email•Delivered faster, anytime, anywhere access andsynchronization of content•Protected intellectual property by creating a safer andmore secure solution for le sharing•Satised the growing demand for mobile device