Estate agent equips staff with handsets for cohesion with Microsoft.
Foxtons boasts over 30 offices in London and Surrey, which process more than 1,400 properties each month, and the company has now struck a business deal with Nokia to provide around 900 employees with Lumia 820 handsets.
The estate agent runs its system on a Microsoft infrastructure and chose the Windows Phone-powered devices to deliver a seamless experience, with employees accessing the same content – Outlook, Excel, calendars – across office PCs and mobile. Foxtons has also started creating WinPho enterprise apps.
Dan Rafferty, IT director of Foxtons, said: "In a fast moving business with many staff movements across departments and locations, keeping an accurate, up-to-date contact list is a challenge for us. We've developed an app integrating our personnel system with our active directory and phone system so all the information is accurate and can be accessed directly from our agents' Nokia Lumia 820s.
"It's a great timesaver and asset for the team. The Nokia Lumia 820 aligns with our entire device strategy and allows us to fully integrate our current Microsoft systems throughout the company."