Bridgestone Corporation is a multinational auto and truck parts manufacturer. Chances are you have Bridgestone tyres on your car and may not even know it.

The Business Problem

Bridgestone was using SharePoint 2007 and saw the need to upgrade to benefit from much improved features in SharePoint 2013. Bridgestone primarily used SharePoint for document management.

Bridgestone IT provider Harbour IT contacted WebVine to assist them with the migration.

How We Helped

Careful consideration is always needed in any migration project, particularly if users are using the system. The staff involved should always consider retaining the last modified dates, authors, drafts, version history, among others.

The migration to SharePoint 2013 cannot be done directly, and an upgrade to SharePoint 2010 is needed in order to proceed, which further adds to the risk and complexity of the project.

WebVine conducted the migration successfully without any data loss or downtime.

The Business Outcome

An old system was upgraded to the latest version of SharePoint.
This provided several advantages to Bridgestone Corporation.

  • Greatly improved search experience
  • Document previews on Search Results
  • Easily changing permissions
  • A much more intuitive user experience
  • New functionality such as drop-off libraries and document sets
  • A much happier workforce.

And now you know where to get your new tyres.

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