Solium’s Shareworks software platform is an integrated, cloud-based solution for equity plan management. Solium assists both public and private organizations in managing their equity plans and can count companies like General Motors, Barclays, Atlassian, and Hootsuite amongst its customers. The company maintains a global workforce with 450+ employees located in offices across Canada, the United States, UK, Australia, France, and Spain.
Solium wanted to foster a video-centric culture based on the notion that traditional audio-only conference calls are simply not adequate for the modern workforce. Solium’s leadership firmly believes that emotions and body language are omitted or misinterpreted, and engagement suffers when you cannot see the person you are speaking with.
With that in mind, Solium initially invested in 30–40 Lifesize cameras for its conference rooms. This solved part of the equation but left employees joining meetings from their desks and external parties out of the mix. Solium needed a real-time video solution that was easy to use, universally accessible, and integrated with their existing hardware infrastructure.
Solium + BlueJeans
During a customer meeting, the Solium team was introduced to the BlueJeans cloud-based video conferencing service. They liked what they saw and realized it could address the obstacles of a hardware-only solution. Now employees throughout the company are using BlueJeans to collaborate on laptops, mobile devices, and room systems—with up to 100 participants in a meeting. Solium deployed BlueJeans company-wide, retired their GoToMeeting licenses, and within six months were enjoying more than 250,000 minutes of video meetings per month.
Uses: Internal team collaboration // external client meetings
BlueJeans integrates into Solium’s existing SSO service and allowed employees to graduate to video at their own pace by having the choice to join meetings via video or over the phone if preferred. Additionally, BlueJeans’ real-time collaboration solution complements Solium’s use of Atlassian HipChat. A chat session can easily evolve to a video meeting with the click of a link, cutting down on email volume, increasing efficiencies, and connecting employees across geographically dispersed locations.
BlueJeans allows Solium to continue to utilize the investment it made in hardware infrastructure as they leverage video for sales calls, employee recruiting, marketing webinars, and company town hall events.
"We want to have a video-based culture at Solium. It’s more collaborative, more efficient, and more engaging than any other medium. BlueJeans has solved the historical problems of making video easy, accessible, and secure. It works extremely well for us as communication tool, enabling us to engage all of our employees quickly and efficiently.”
— Marcos Lopez, CEO of Solium