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How ThoughtFarmer has improved the delivery of projects at this engineering firm.


Kerr Wood Leidal (KWL) is an engineering consulting firm that specializes in water infrastructure solutions in British Columbia.

KWL approached ThoughtFarmer because their old intranet had become dated, wasn’t well-used, and had become full of stale information.

Prior to ThoughtFarmer, KWL had traditional, static intranet software that was difficult to update. ThoughtFarmer changed KWL’s philosophy by creating a user-friendly engineering intranet space where everyone could contribute. The result is a dynamic, ever-changing digital workplace.

With ThoughtFarmer, the firm has been able to move to a new model of publishing and consuming information. All KWL employees, from the bottom to the top, can contribute content and comment on project documents.

“Everyone finds it easy to use,” says Engineer and Intranet Manager Jonathan Funk. “It has become a resource for project teams where ideas are available for everyone to collaborate on and discuss. It’s also much easier for the firm to keep policies and documents up-to-date.”

ThoughtFarmer has significantly improved the delivery of projects we do at Kerr Wood Leidal.”

KWL also found new ways to make their intranet fun, engaging and innovative.

For example, like many firms, they periodically refresh the mobile phones of employees. Using ThoughtFarmer to create a page for each phone, they held an open auction for dozens of smart phones that employees could bid on to raise money for charity.

According to Jonathan: “In the end, we found a great new way to use our ThoughtFarmer intranet and raised $4230 for the Ronald McDonald House charity.”

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