Today, Huddle announced that the Adecco Group, the world’s leading provider of HR solutions, has increased its bid efficiency by 30 percent since unrolling Huddle’s enterprise cloud content collaboration platform.
Huddle provides work teams with secure, cloud-based workspaces for file sharing, project management, and collaboration. Alastair Mitchell, President and Co-Founder of Huddle, says, “We are helping organizations think about how they work and providing a solution in a virtual and collaborative way.”
Huddle has stimulated dramatic changes in the ways Adecco employees work, which is evident in a very measurable manner. Prior to implementing the new collaboration platform, Adecco relied on a scattered array of tools and processes. Responsibilities such as sharing content, responding to multiple bid opportunities simultaneously, and driving efficient bid management processes were difficult at best and a disaster at worst.
As the business world expands outside of the cubicle and outside of the office walls, Mitchell feels that tools such as Huddle will become the norm, rather than the exception, within the workforce. For organizations which are increasingly encouraging work-from-home staff and extending to global clients, collaboration efforts which are efficient and intuitive are essential.
In addition to Adecco, Huddle’s clients include over 700,000 accounts, including P&G, Kia, NASA, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Huddle at Adecco
The useful features of Huddle have empowered Adecco to decrease timeframes for collecting, sharing, and managing information and resources as well as enabling them to close more sales opportunities. The company has increased the preparation of high-quality bids by 30 percent, and there are typically at least 30 bids in production per month using their new collaboration platform, according to the press release distributed by Huddle. Adecco uses the software during the entire bid lifecycle for its recruitment process outsourcing services.
Adecco reviewed several competing solutions, including QVidien and Confluence, before selecting Huddle, because of its ease of use, accessibility, and cast-iron security.
“Huddle is making a dramatic and tangible difference to our bid management strategy by ensuring that every stakeholder in every bid collaborates more effectively,” says Greet Brosens, Group Sales Director, Adecco Group. “Huddle eliminates much of the complexity, inefficiency, and manual intervention associated with bid management. It gives us a single, seamless, and highly-secure means of creating, sharing, and editing bid proposals, even remotely. Huddle also ensures we continually improve the quality of underlying bid assets for future bids and can create repeatable processes.”
Features of Huddle
Collaboration: Huddle brings together team members to make collaboration intuitive, whether with other employees or with clients at home or abroad. Users are able to manage documents, access the latest files, assign tasks, and share ideas on any device.
File Sharing: Huddle allows employees to securely store and share files in the cloud and automatically synchronizes them, regardless of who is accessing the files. Users can set permissions, manage versions, and create audit trails to ensure that everyone always has the latest version of each document.
Project Management: With Huddle, companies can assign tasks and track projects and goals, even across distributed teams. The real-time activity stream and intelligent dashboard keep users informed about all actions and document changes as well as allowing team members to interact. Huddle software allows leaders to manage projects in one location while improving communication and maintaining order.
Security: One of Huddle’s biggest selling points, says Mitchell, is the platform’s security controls. Data encryption, network security, user authentication, and full administrative control ensure that your company’s data is secure. The system spans administrative, technical, and physical safeguards, making Huddle the first such software to receive government security endorsements in the U.S. and the U.K.
“Complex, fast-moving, document-led processes that require the involvement of multiple people in disparate locations, whilst still ensuring the tightest information security, is where the Huddle platform shows most value,” says Mitchell.
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“Huddle will locate documents that are related to what you are working on and then recommend files that might be helpful for that project,” says Mitchell, adding that the software will even automatically download content to your phone, so its available before you may even realize you need it. “Information will come to you, rather than you having to seek it out. This powerful feature uses new technology which will dramatically change how the world works,” he states.
Mark Taylor, Head of UK & Ireland Bids, Adecco Group says, “Huddle opens the door to a more modern, faster, collaborative bid management process. It gives us a simple, secure online workspace containing powerful project and collaboration tools. We can share content securely with third parties outside the company, while the mobile functionality ensures teams are never more than minutes away from taking action on a bid. The technology is a real game-changer in our bid management.”
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