Siemens Energy and Automation launched “Siemens Industrial – Promote, Educate, Convert” (SIPEC) to manage the company’s educational and hands-on seminars, lunch and learns, workshops and special events, which are developed by the Discrete Automation Business Unit within the Automation and Motion Division. The number of attendees quickly grew to more than 6,000.
Partially automated and manual systems had been built over time to help, but these tools and processes were no longer adequate for governing such a large, complex program. In addition, an increasing number of personnel were needed to maintain the program as it continued to grow. In order to continue the marketing program, Siemens was in need of a web-based management system that would increase efficiency and reduce the number of personnel necessary to run the program.
To successfully run the SIPEC program, Siemens needed to:
Innovative-e, Inc. worked closely with Siemens to develop a custom management system using out-of-the-box Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 and ASP.NET. The new web-based system also included customized SharePoint interface to ensure that all external components maintained consistent branding.
The Online Event Management System features numerous capabilities including multiple user roles, real-time content management, single-point-of-entry access, streamlined event request processing, online registration and private channel partner sites. In addition, custom workflow integration provides the following functionalities:
By implementing the Online Event Management System using SharePoint, Siemens Energy and Automation experienced the following benefits: