Tettnang/Köln  The mountain sports brand VAUDE neatly integrates internal communication into IBM Connections with the Web Content Management Extension (XCC) for IBM Connections. Manfred Meindl, Manager Intranet and Online Marketing of VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG, is completely convinced by their new intranet.

IBM Connections and XCC: Neatly integrate collaboration in an hybrid intranet

“VAUDE has had an conventional intranet with a web content management system. It worked OK for our internal communications. However, the content from line of business outdated / decayed quickly. We were therefore looking for an alternative Intranet platform.

As a medium sized company we wanted to avoid running multiple platforms for communication and collaboration. We were searching for an integrated or hybrid intranet platform that spans collaboration, knowledge management and internal communications.

IBM Connections convinced us as a superior collaboration and knowledge management platform. The Web Content Management Extension (XCC) from TIMETOACT neatly integrates internal communications into IBM Connections. We created an ideal information architecture that seamlessly integrates internal communications and collaboration in an hybrid Intranet. Our new Intranet has been perceived very well by our employees. As it turned out, the integrated internal communications simplifies and accelerates the adoption of IBM Connections within the employees. The Web Content Management Extension can be adopted to changing requirements easily. Line of business appreciates the simplicity with which they can create and curate content to maintain their landing pages.

Manfred Meindl VAUDE

“Throughout the project we worked with TIMETOACT for analysis, conception, consulting, customization and implementation. All work was achieved within the agreed budget. Our experiences with TIMETOACT were excellent and we can fully recommend working with TIMETOACT.”

Manfred Meindl, Manager Intranet and Online Marketing, VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG


VAUDE ranks among Europe’s leading mountain sports brand names. The company has achieved continuous growth in all sectors. VAUDE products are sold worldwide.

There are more than 1.500 employees working at VAUDE worldwide, including 540 in the south of Germany (all together with the sister company ELDELRID), a lot of retailer and thousends of excited users.

Source: VAUDE