Skanska selects Comintell to develop Skanska Experts, a searchable competence directory.

Skanska selects Comintell to develop Skanska Experts, a searchable competence directory. Comintell, the leading Nordic Knowledge Management company, today announced that Skanska, a multinational construction company with about 79000 employees, has chosen Comintell Knowledge XChanger for their global competence directory, Skanska Experts. Skanska Experts is an intranet-based system, which enables users to search and find expert knowledge within different competence and product areas. It will be launched across the whole Skanska Group during October. "The large expansion process that Skanska is going through requires a structured tool that allows us to find the expertise that exists in different parts of the organization," says Per Hogård, project manager for Skanska Knowledge Networks. "For us Comintell Knowledge XChanger was the natural choice, since they could offer a fast, off-the-shelf and cost-effective solution." Comintell Knowledge XChanger makes it possible to store personal profiles that includes both contact information (taken from Skanska's central employee directory) and competence areas. These are made searchable through both a free text search engine and through a navigation tree in four levels. This allows Skanska' s employees to easily find expert assistance thereby finding solutions quicker. "Skanska places high requirements on their suppliers, so we are very proud to be a part of their Knowledge Management initiative," says Jesper E. Martell, CEO of Comintell Nordic AB. "We believe that Skanska Experts will make it possible for Skanska to utilize their combined knowledge even more effectively in the future, to the benefit of their employees and customers." Technical specifications Comintell Knowledge XChanger 2.2 is a web based server solution. Ø Operating system: Microsoft Windows NT Server or Windows 2000 Ø Database: Microsoft SQL Server Ø Web Server: Microsoft IIS Ø Client: Standard Web browser Ø Application Server: Macromedia ColdFusion About Comintell Comintell was founded in 1999 and is the leading provider of software and solutions for Knowledge Management in the Nordic countries. Major reference clients includes companies such as Skanska, Sonera, Sweden Post, Telia, Tetra Pak and Volvo. To learn more about Comintell, please visit http://www.comintell.com. For more information, please contact: Comintell Nordic AB Skanska Teknik AB Jesper Ejdling Martell, CEO Per Hogård, Project manager Tel: +46-8-663 76 00 Tel: +46 8 504 36606 e-mail: jesper@comintell.com e-mail: per.hogard@skanska.se ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/09/18/20020918BIT00600/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/09/18/20020918BIT00600/wkr0002.pdf