RSL launches new intranet powered by Teams, Viva and SharePoint

Refrigerative Supply Limited (“RSL”) needed a Microsoft-based intranet that would be quickly adopted by its growing number of employees and branches. Tangowork helped make that happen.

RSL is an HVAC and refrigeration distribution company serving four provinces in Western Canada. With 350 employees, the company serves its customers from 18 branches and four distribution centers.

After almost doubling headcount in three years, RSL was outgrowing its existing communication and collaboration systems. They had invested in Microsoft 365, but they needed assistance to leverage it more fully. They turned to Tangowork.

We worked closely with RSL’s Communications team to conduct user research and understand stakeholder needs. Through interviews and workshops, we arrived at a set of user journeys and use cases that described the ultimate intranet for RSL. Then we set about building it.

After dozens of interviews with RSL employees, Tangowork created maps of idealized user journeys

First, we helped RSL make fuller use of Microsoft Teams. Next, we planned and deployed employee communities in Yammer. After a content audit and several rounds of user testing, we designed and built an intranet in SharePoint. And finally, we used Viva Communications and Viva Engage to bring it all together in Microsoft Teams.

Tangowork designed RSL’s SharePoint intranet, which can be accessed entirely within Microsoft Teams

Tangowork helped RSL deploy employee communities in Teams using Viva Engage (aka Yammer)

Teams is now the center of RSL’s digital workplace. Employees seamlessly flow from chats, to intranet searches, to Yammer updates, all from within the familiar and easy-to-use Microsoft Teams environment.

According to Jennifer Gibbs, RSL’s Director of Marketing, Communications and eCommerce:

“Our new intranet, The Themostat, is so much better than we thought was possible with Microsoft 365! Chris and his team integrated Teams, Yammer, and SharePoint, so that they are easy to use and central for all our team members. Staff can now find accurate and updated information efficiently, connect with team members across the organization, and collaborate between departments and locations with ease.”

Tangowork created a launch video to introduce the new intranet to RSL employees

Through user-centered design and careful configuration of Microsoft 365, Tangowork has helped RSL create an intranet that will be at the center of the company’s continued growth as one of Canada’s largest refrigeration and HVAC distributors.