Modernizing Operations for efficient housing projects in the Digital Economy
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PARTNERS WITH NTT DATA PHILIPPINES (NDPH) FOR PORTAL AUTOMATION PROJECT (L-R): Lili Fuentes, Chief Operating Officer and Jamie Santos-Sugay, Resource Development and Communications Director
NTT DATA Philippines (NDPH), the leading global end-to-end solutions provider with the mission of creating high value IT solutions and services for medium-sized to large enterprises, and Habitat for Humanity, the international, non-governmental, and nonprofit organization which provides affordable housing needs in the Philippines and across the globe, held the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Agreement and official launch of the Intranet Portal Automation Project. The implementation of the project is set to eliminate all manual processes for five (5) departments comprising of Top Level Site, HR Site, Project Site, Legal Site and Volunteer Program.
The Automation has been identified to address Habitat’s enormous system challenges such as the manual preparation & transmission of data, lack of integration between existing systems leading to unnecessary and costly unplanned IT costs, compliance issues, significant delays from manual government and financial reports, security concerns using multiple tools via unsecured channel for sensitive information and difficulty in tracking the files and documents.
With the rollout of the project powered by Microsoft O365 SharePoint Online, realizing one of the benefits is it allows you to streamline communication and collaboration across the organization, giving employees and project teams access to collaborative tools with just an Internet connection. Mr. Mike Meaney, Managing Director of Habitat for Humanity Philippines said, “We found the implementation of SharePoint Portal to be a very functional and dependable that the various departments involved in the project depend on for their business. After researching the many available products, SharePoint is the clear winner in the cost-value analysis.”
The project is developed and deployed using Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint Online. As leveraged on its capability to demonstrate the compelling business value to Habitat for Humanity, Mr. Jericho Vasquez, Project Manager of Habitat for Humanity said, “NDPH is the only partner who demonstrated solid understanding and foresight of the current requirements of Habitat. NDPH gave us the full confidence that this project will be delivered on time and within budget simply because we felt that the success of the organization is first and foremost of their priority and concern. We were very happy and satisfied we chose them as our technology partner through this user experience journey.”
As Habitat for Humanity embarks on further increasing its market leadership and pursue aggressive growth initiatives, they are living with their advocacy in building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter, which aims to strengthen its vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live through efficient system and technology solution in place.
By implementing this project, NDPH, along with Habitat, is primed to lead a step towards initiating these seamless with return on value solutions creating a customer roadmap and potential that is limitless and fulfilling Habitat’s mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope through efficient and web-based platform designed to enhance collaboration and unity within the departments for smoother and more accurate business operations.