Home Group is using web conferencing tools from Citrix Online to allow over 4000 staff communicate online across Home’s 565 UK locations, halving its £1 million travel budget and increasing employee productivity.
By using GoToMeeting, Citrix’s online meeting service, Home Group has removed the need for unnecessary travel to face-to-face meetings by conducting online sessions between dispersed staff and project teams. Home Group is also using Citrix’s GoToWebinar service to communicate company announcements to up to 1000 people simultaneously.
Keith Woolley, director of IS, Home Group, said, “For web conferencing, our key criteria were guaranteed security, easy set up and a simple, intuitive interface for our users. GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar tick all these boxes and are already playing a key role in reducing travel expenses and enabling us to work smarter and more efficiently with consistent and accurate messages. With a low fixed monthly fee for as many meetings as we want, we have already experienced a significant return on our investment.”
Home Group’s adoption of the Citrix technologies is part of a company-wide transformation programme to improve customer satisfaction, rationalise business processes and reduce corporate expenditure.
Andrew Millard, marketing director, Citrix Online, added, “Home Group’s experience with travel expense reduction and productivity enhancements is a testament to the power of collaboration technology to change the economics of a business.”