In the context of a rebranding, the parent company Sonova requested that the procurement of business cards for the entire group should be automated. The aim was to enable employees of the five core brands to easily create their business cards in line with their CI/CD using a central, web-based tool.
For more than 14'000 employees in over 100 countries and for five core brands, how can this requirement be sensibly implemented? And how can special fonts (Chinese, Hebrew, etc.) be integrated?
The simple solution is known as brix:papilio. The practical W2P system enables employees of all Sonova brands worldwide to create CI/CD-compliant business cards at the push of a button.
The integration of brix:papilio with Sonova's internal Human Resources Management System (Sonnet) is done with RESTful API (incl. Single Sign-on) - for direct access to all relevant HR master data.
Create centrally, print regionally
The order is imposed on a printed sheet and sent directly to the print-shop responsible for the region. A workflow ensures that the supervisor is notified once the order has been created. In the case of sensitive adjustments (for example, changing the function description), the HR department is also involved before the order is released for printing.
Based on the e-mail address, the system automatically assigns the layout of the associated corporate design. At the same time, the input fields of the template are pre-populated with HR data. However, certain areas of the business card can be edited as desired.
The close cooperation and constant exchange of communication between Sonova and the brix team led to a successful launch in Switzerland. Shortly afterwards, the practical W2P solution for business card creation was rolled out worldwide and for all core brands of the Sonova Group.