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Streamlining HR org visualization for global collaboration: How Nakisa helped Ivanhoe Cambridge manage employee data worldwide


Customer Bio:

Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Ivanhoe Cambridge is a pre-eminent Canadian-based global property owner, manager, developer and investor, focusing on high-quality shopping centers located in urban areas. Beyond its strong Canada-wide presence, the Company is also active in the United States, Brazil, Europe and Asia. Its real estate portfolio consists of almost 46 million square feet of retail space and includes some 70 regional and super-regional shopping centers.

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Nakisa’s visualization solutions provide Ivanhoe Cambridge with consistent access to real-time, bilingual and accurate human resource information. By having a centralized source of global employee data, users are able to effectively communicate and collaborate company-wide.

David Smith, Vice President, Human Resources, Ivanhoe Cambridge

Key Challenges

  • After the merger of Ivanhoe and Cambridge, the company had duplicate systems that challenged organization-wide communication
  • Manual creation of organization charts and directories using Microsoft Excel, Word and Power-Point was time-consuming
  • Lack of global workforce visibility and much time was spent searching for organizational resources
  • Outdated information was transmitted throughout the organization.

Project Objectives


Provide employees with a clear snapshot of organizational roles, relationships, hierarchies and employee details.

Centralize Information:

Provide a single, real-time source of employee information to facilitate communication


Implement a solution to effectively communicate with both French and English employees.


Eliminate time wasted searching for  organizational information and resources

The Results

  • Seamlessly integrated with the corporate portal, providing real-time workforce data globally
  • Increased visibility and enhanced communication – employees have a clear understanding of organizational structure
  • Manual creation of organization charts and directories has been eliminated, allowing employees to focus on value-added tasks

The Solution

Nakisa org charting software

Why Nakisa?

Ivanhoe Cambridge selected Nakisa for its powerful visualization of SAP ERP data, quick deployment and ease of use. As a crucial communication tool, this solution provides in-depth visibility into employee data, reporting relationships and structural hierarchies.

To learn more about the Nakisa Hanelly solution and how it will be effective for your organization, visit www.nakisa.com/hr-suite/.

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