Solvay enhances employee collaboration and productivity

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Issues and challenges

Solvay is a leading international chemicals and advanced materials company with over 30,000 employees working in 145 sites and a presence in 53 countries worldwide. The company specializes is helping customers innovate, develop and deliver high-value products and solutions that consume less energy and reduce CO2 emissions.

Global communication is a vital part of the way Solvay works, and the company found that employees were using a mix of smartphones and tablets (iOS and Android) to assist them in their jobs. This created a need to ensure the secure control of corporate data and applications running over diverse mobile platforms through a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy and to also ensure cost control.

"We became aware that we did not really have a bring-your-own-device strategy, nor sufficient control over our mobile devices. Orange Business Services presented a solution that met our security policy and operational management needs."

Philippe Panis, IS Infrastructure Services Director, Solvay

The objective

Simplify global device management and reduce costs.

Solutions
  • Orange Mobile Device Management for 7,500 mobile devices being used for both professional and personal purposes
  • The Orange solution is based on the MobileIron platform and is hosted in the Orange Business Services cloud
  • Policy Management Consultancy
  • Project and Service Management
Benefits

The Orange Mobile Device Management solution has enabled Solvay to enhance global collaboration and increase productivity.

  • Greater internal collaboration, which aids knowledge transfer
  • Easier application distribution to devices
  • Secure access to data from any smartphone and any tablet
Results
  • Lower costs
  • Simplified management of mobile devices
  • Centralized control of functionality usage

Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges

  • Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium
  • 27,000 employees in 58 countries
  • Its products and solutions are used in planes, cars, smart and medical devices, batteries, in mineral and oil extraction, among many other applications promoting sustainability