United Capital, a national financial advisory firm, needed a way to better organize and deliver the rich and diverse flow of internal communication that fed their company culture: a plethora of announcements, events, case studies, metrics, statistics, videos, and more. With 500 employees in offices scattered across the US, keeping everyone in sync was an important challenge, but too often the result was employee inboxes full of unread emails. To address this, they came to us for help in creating a central employee hub on the web, a single, private destination for all information and media to be shared and viewed by their employees, accessible from any device with an internet connection.
We created and launched UC Home, a comprehensive employee portal designed and customized to United Capital’s specific use cases, an inviting place for their communications team to share a wide variety of content and multimedia with the rest of the company while also collecting interaction and feedback from users via comments, ratings, and polls.
Due to the sensitive nature of the business and financial information handled by the company, it was critical that the portal be completely private and secure, so we implemented a Single-Sign-On layer that integrates with their existing Active Directory user structure via SAML and an HTTPS connection to keep employees logged in, hide the site from public eyes, and ensure that all activity is safely encrypted.
Intended for use in the office, in the field, and everywhere in between, the site’s responsive design was thoroughly optimized for mobile usage. Everything is managed via a customized admin area and all the content and media can be maintained and updated by non-technical staff.