park in lujiazui financial center, Shanghai, China

Industry: Chicago Urban Planning Firm
Solution: Instant Intranet

Client Profile:

Chicagoland urban planning company provides services in Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation and Community Relations. The firm’s professionals share a strong respect for the land and built environment and a sense of community.

Client Challenges:

The client had the following challenges:

  • Out of date technology infrastructure
  • Antiquated document sharing, storage and backup
  • No efficient way to share, co-author or collaborate on documents, projects or proposals

These challenges made it difficult and inefficient to respond to the growing demands of the business and hindered employees’ productivity.

Messina’s Approach:

Messina Group performed a one-week assessment of their current environment and laid out a prioritized roadmap for how to move forward quickly and efficiently with Microsoft technology within budgeted dollars. Following, Messina implemented our SharePoint Online Instant Intranet solution that brought immediate relief to the organizations major pain points of collaboration and project document management and sharing.  Additionally, employees required a backup and recovery solution along with co-authoring and productivity enhancements for presentations and proposals. Messina employed Office 365 and OneDrive as the solution. 


The solution solved all of the clients immediate pain points. It gave them an intranet to collaborate and share critical project and corporate content. The solution also provided a secure cloud repository that employees could get to from any mobile device and allowed them to decommission the legacy file servers that needed updating. The firm saw a tremendous up-tick in productivity and morale. Additional Microsoft Cloud platform productivity tools are planned for the future.