Vaillant Group Social Intranet on VANTAiO ready-to-run portal basis wins Inkometa Award 2019.

SAP-Award of Developer Excellence

Enthusiasm in Remscheid and Mainz: The new Vaillant Group Social Intranet, implemented on SAP portal basis with VANTAiO software, was awarded with the Inkometa Award 2019 as "Best in Class" in the category "Intranet & Digital Workplace". Around 200 guests attended the official award ceremony in Cologne on 15 May 2019 and celebrated the 24 prizewinners.

The Inkometa Award's "Intranet & Digital Workplace" category is all about change. A digital workplace makes it possible to work collaboratively, exchange information and use existing interfaces to company applications and is usually a further development of the intranet. The jury therefore focusses on both the strategic concept and the media competence in the submissions. With the "Best in Class" award, the jury also honors the fundamental change in our working environment in the course of digitization.

The Vaillant Group Social Intranet, in use since September 2018 by several thousand employees of the Vaillant Group, earned this award primarily through the combination of different technology worlds. In addition to the new portal framework, a revised information architecture and a personalised start page, the focus is on sophisticated collaboration integration. Salesforce, Atlassian Confluence and Skype are connected via API.

Markus Marenbach, Managing Director of VANTAiO: "The use of suitable social collaboration tools has become indispensable in today's working world. Our Collaboration Add-ons, all part of the VANTAiO Portal Construction Kit, enable a simple and fast connection of such collaboration tools and thus offer SAP Portal customers a great plus in efficiency and a positive user experience. At the Vaillant Group, the new functions were used extremely actively from the first day after live operation. The result: significantly improved communication, networking and processes through direct interaction. The entire VANTAiO team is very pleased that the Inkometa jury has also found the Vaillant Group Social Intranet with these features to be trendsetting and award-worthy.


Further Information:
Markus Marenbach
Managing Director
Tel.: +49 6131 622280

Jens Wichtermann
Director Corporate Communications, Sustainability & Policy
Vaillant Group
Tel.: +49 2191 18-2754
Fax: +49 2191 18-2895


About the Inkometa Award:
The Inkometa Award – organized by the SCM – School for Communication and Management – aims to present and award prizes for successful work in internal communication. Companies, organisations and agencies from German-speaking countries with projects that have been finalised or conceptualised since 2017 were admitted to this year's competition.

About Vaillant Group:
The Vaillant Group is an internationally active company headquartered in Remscheid, Germany, which is active in the fields of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technology. As one of the global market and technology leaders, the Vaillant Group develops and produces tailor-made products, systems and services for living comfort. The product portfolio ranges from efficient heaters based on conventional energy sources to system solutions for the use of renewable energies.