Business resources for students
Laurea’s partnership system was set up agilely and fast in a few months. The launch phase is currently under way: the system is being tested and put into operation one unit and team at a time. In autumn 2017, all user groups should have the capability to utilise the solution.
The core of the system is MS Dynamics 365, cloud services for business applications. The solution provides a flexible, complete platform, whose services can be adopted as necessary.
The organisation also benefits from this continuously developing platform, which makes it easy to plan ahead.
The Laurea project created ingenious solutions with respect to usability. The largest user group comprises university students. A dedicated portal was created for them. Thanks to its intuitiveness and user-friendliness, anyone can use it. The personnel UI is more detailed and includes more administrative functions.
“With the student portal, we wanted to ensure that they will actually use the system,” says Anssi Kuusela, Regional Service Manager at Laurea.
“We’ve made it simple to add, modify and find content, and we expect to gain high-quality information.”
The system provides invaluable help to students when, for instance, they have to find a traineeship or a partner for their thesis. Usually, this hunt requires plenty of time and effort. The partnership system provides helpful tips, necessary materials and contact information. The solution also enables students to draft their own project CV, which comes in useful when applying for jobs.