The daily tool I no longer want to live without… how Jebsen & Jessen Hamburg Group uses LumApps
Discover how the company set out an employee engagement platform for their teams to build a social community and share personalized information.
The distribution and service company Jebsen & Jessen Hamburg Group, founded in 1909, is part of the international, family-owned Jebsen & Jessen Family Enterprise Group with more than 100 companies. Jebsen & Jessen Hamburg Group counts 500 employees from different cultures, speaking various languages. With its business focus in trading solutions, textiles, garnet sand, and industrial services, the company offers a wide distribution and services network in more than 80 countries.
Trading Solutions, Textiles, Garnet Sand, Industrial Services
As Jebsen & Jessen Hamburg Group is a company with multiple business models across different divisions, it is even more challenging for the company to transfer the family spirit towards its employees.
In recent years, the company has continuously been growing. Not only have more employees joined, but also new business models and a completely new division were acquired or built. The previous intranet could not cope with the requirements that have arisen due to this growth, but also other circumstances such as remote work played a decisive role in finding the right intranet. With LumApps, the Jebsen & Jessen Hamburg Group found the right partner to develop a new social and cloud-based intranet that is accessible from desktop, mobile, and remote locations.
With this in mind, they set out their main goals as follows:
- Create a central communication platform where colleagues can interact with each other
- Create strategic alignment & a common culture
- Highlight competences of their various divisions and establish transparency
- Foster collaboration & share knowledge
Why Jebsen & Jessen chose LumApps
Jebsen & Jessen Hamburg Group partnered with LumApps to create “JJConnect,” their employees’ go-to platform to share corporate information, and to also promote social exchange and create a community.
LumApps offers a no-code solution that enabled Jebsen & Jessen Hamburg Group to create interactive and personalized communication updates quickly, while conserving conformity thanks to templates. With the flexibility to easily build new pages and groups, the new platform was highly organized in a way that allowed Jebsen & Jessen Hamburg Group to quickly target specific departments, interested groups, or even sort users by permission level.
“I was particularly impressed by the user-friendliness of LumApps. As an administrator, I have no difficulty making quick adjustments because everything is presented in a brilliant way. And from a user's point of view, there are so many possibilities that a modern, interactive intranet offers.” - Hanna Priebe, Head of Communications and Marketing at Jebsen & Jessen
Further, the platform integrates seamlessly with their existing systems such as Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and native productivity apps like Asana, making it easier for employees to switch between tasks and access their work tools.
Key Use Cases
JJConnect enabled Jebsen & Jessen to rapidly and effectively communicate new initiatives, processes and policies to their workforce. The new platform connects people across the organization, regardless of location or time zone.
The platform achieves high engagement rates - an average visit of 11 minutes - and serves as a central hub for employee recognition and achievements.
Overall, the platform has enabled Jebsen & Jessen Hamburg Group to strengthen their culture, boost employee engagement, and create a more meaningful digital workplace for their employees.
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I was particularly impressed by the user-friendliness of LumApps. As an administrator, I have no difficulty making quick adjustments because everything is presented in a brilliant way. And from a user's point of view, there are so many possibilities that a modern, interactive intranet offers.
Head of Communications and Marketing, Jebsen & Jessen
The JJConnect intranet keeps me up to date on topics such as data protection and I find information about other business units very interesting and helpful. The intranet provides a great sense of community, and hosted events like the ‘Blind Coffee Date’ make me feel very much at home in the company.
GMA, Inside Sales, Jebsen & Jessen
Our JJConnect intranet has become a well-structured, daily tool for me that I no longer want to work without. The abundance of working materials, news, and documents is a great help in my role.
Assistant to CEO, Jebsen & Jessen
About the partner
Impaddo, LumApps’ integration partner since 2020, delivered a product conform to the requirements of the Jebsen & Jessen team: a platform through which all other tools could be accessed, integrated with the customer’s Microsoft environment, user friendly and suited for both top-down and horizontal communication.
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