Brose is the world's fourth-largest family-owned auto supplier. The company employs 30,000 people across 70 locations in 25 countries, including the joint venture Brose Sitech. Brose is also one of Germany's most innovative companies, with numerous annual patent applications filed.
For such an innovative corporation, efficiency is always the key to success. Brose began deploying Microsoft Office 365 throughout the organization very early on. Their goal is to create a modern and cutting-edge environment that will further improve communication and collaboration efficiency.
Need Quick Shift to A Hybrid Workplace
The shift to remote and hybrid work began long before the pandemic, but COVID-19 accelerated the process. Brose faced a slew of challenges, ranging from providing the right tools to managing productivity and morale in a dispersed team environment. Among all the options, Yealink stood out as the ideal full-scenario solution, with options ranging from open offices to public areas to small-to-large meeting rooms.
Define the New Norm of Collaboration
Brose's daily work relies heavily on collaboration among talented teammates from various departments and countries. However, hybrid work will see people come into the workplace at different times of the week. It means that people will occasionally miss each other and the chance to collaborate on the fly. That was precisely Brose's concern.
As a result, Brose decided to invest in new communication and collaboration devices. They required devices capable of more immersive and realistic video collaboration to truly unlock the potential of hybrid work.
Yealink was finally chosen as the solution that provided users with everything they needed to connect, interact, and collaborate effectively. Brose selected MVC400, and MVC840 meeting room kits to accommodate the various room sizes.
Regardless of which Yealink products, they demonstrate exceptional communication and collaboration capabilities that redefine the hybrid work experience. With 4K AI-powered cameras, the camera detects and frames each attendee clearly without any manual operation. And Yealink's powerful noise-canceling and full-duplex technologies provide high-fidelity audio and guarantee a voice pickup range of 20ft (6m)/360°. Everyone's valuable input can be heard.
By connecting the Yealink WPP20, users can also enjoy wireless content sharing. Its plug-and-play and wireless design make everything easier for users and IT administrators. "All Yealink devices are easy to understand and use, stable, and can be fully managed and monitored by IT," Christian said.
Brose also gave the Yealink desk phone a lot of praise. The MP56 features a 7-inch capacitive touch screen for easy menu navigation, a Teams-tailored user interface, and a dedicated Teams button. Brose employees in the production areas are all pleased with their Yealink phones.
Modern Headset, Another Necessity for Hybrid Environment
Yealink UH36 provide more than impressive noise cancellation in all scenarios, as well as exceptional wearing comfort and proven integration with Yealink IP phones. It ensures that every conversation is enjoyable and convenient for both office communication and remote work. Brose has also decided to make the BH76-Teams Bluetooth headset standard. "Everyone is excited about it," Christian added.
Simple Management, Cost Saving
Not only are the users pleased, but so is the Brose IT department. Deploying and managing such a large number of devices can be difficult, but this is not an issue with Yealink. The Yealink system is simple to set up and manage, and all products can be unified and managed from a single platform. Brose has seen a reduction in administration and support costs, allowing them to handle the same number of devices with fewer resources.
Microsoft and Yealink help Brose explore new possibilities for where and how they work, bringing the teams closer and more engaged with one another. Brose will keep an eye on the Yealink MeetingBoard and hopes to use them in rooms where primarily "workshops" will take place to pivot into a more efficient, equal, and collaborative hybrid working environment.