Enable employees to take flight

A modern intranet built on the Akumina Employee Experience Platform (EXP) and delivered by Avanade, the world’s leading digital innovator, FLIGHT accelerates the value of your branded, digital workplace.

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Fast, light and future-ready now

  • Lightning-fast setup: Rapidly set up your Akumina Foundation experience and configure core capabilities such as search and workflow. Format homepage, department site, video library, company calendar, content pages, user dashboard, FAQ page, announcements, and more
  • Live your brand: Your branded digital hub includes customized page layouts, stylized widgets, and a visual identity developed with you just for you.
  • Map your future: Workshopping puts FLIGHT requirements on a fast track, aids in Akumina adoption and creates a value map to guide your next steps to innovate for your people.
  • Make work personal: Put your existing employee insights to work and begin to make Akumina personal for your people at launch.
  • Free your workplace: Deploy additional department sites using a site creator and department layouts, and free your teams to own their department experiences
  • Responsive and branded: Give your people a first-class, branded mobile employee hub experience.

What does this mean for you?

  • Build and sustain cost-efficient, highly responsive and secure evergreen workplace platforms, powered by Akumina and Avanade, one of Microsoft’s top partners.
  • Increase productivity and engagement within your talent community by creating enhanced employee experiences, directly impacting your customers.
  • Put workplace culture, experience, operations, and technology transformation at the heart of your business evolution to drive sustainable growth, new sources of revenue, and innovation.

Your Seven Week flight path

Discovery workshop
Our design process starts with understanding the site requirements and direction. From there, it will be used to build the design concepts/direction.
Design and branding
Define the primary focus areas for design. Define target audiences, and content which needs to be represented in the platform.
Homepage experiences
With style guides approved, wireframes will be created as skeletal layouts indicating basic content positioning and graphic elements.
Department experiences
Deliver design comps in three rounds, up to two pages each, with each round refining a design direction that will be ultimately selected to move forward.
People experiences
Build out the required markup to support the user experience and design elements that were outlined and selected during the previous processes.
UAT & launch
Browser and system-level testing on the markup deliverables to ensure proper functioning before being implemented into the site.

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Full service and expert delivery from Avanade

FLIGHT is delivered by our most experienced partner, and 14-time Microsoft Partner of the Year, Avanade, which features:

  • 2,000-plus modern workplace transformation programs delivered.
  • 35,000-plus skilled professionals in 80 locations across 23 countries.
  • 15 digital innovation studios of co-located, multi-disciplinary teams are home to 800 strategists, researchers, designers, engineers, and more.
  • 75,000-plus Microsoft skilled resources


Thinkers. Designers. Breakers. And Builders.

User experience discovery

User-centered design experts to lead workshops and discovery to assess user needs and build empathy across our customer’s organizations.

Experience design

Creative design experts, build wireframes and visual comps. They then test interactions and visual design patterns to ensure an optimal experience.

User interface development

Fully integrated front-end teams with accessibility testing expertise, providing seamless experience across entire project lifecycle.

Intelligent engineering

Technical experts creating best-of-breed technical design. And then, working with the right teams, in the right locations to deliver on the promise of the solution architecture.

Digital operations

Teams right-sized to provide long-term operations, maintenance and easy transition of services.

Elevated workplaces

Here are a few examples of Akumina experiences delivered by Avanade:

  • Unilever: A highly personalized, feed-based site that aggregated functionality, notifications, conversation, and activity to drive working out loud for cultural change.
  • Tullow Oil: A digital workplace that is accessible for employees living in countries with low-bandwidth and oil rigs.
  • GlaxoSmithKline: GSK replaced its existing outdated intranet with a compelling new digital experience personalized, mobile and intuitive – to enhance employee engagement, collaboration, and efficiency.

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