The Boston Red Sox are professional baseball team in Massachusetts. The team competes in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League East division. The Red Sox have won nine World Series championships and participated in thirteen.
The organization faced challenges with changing technology, differing employee styles, and requirements to support a multitude of businesses in the US and abroad. The Boston Red Sox needed an effective way to communicate and share information with both seasonal and non-seasonal employees.
With 350 year-round employees and over 1,000 game-day staff members joining the team each season, the Boston Red Sox were searching for a solution that would provide all employees a connected digital workplace.
Leveraging Akumina’s digital workplace platform on top of Office 365 and Azure, the Boston Red Sox launched Homeplate, a digital employee hub, for every staff member to access from all-star pitchers to seasonal employees working in the stands. Homeplate is mobile-friendly and features an intuitive user experience for accessing game-related details, launching key applications, and staying informed with communication on everyday updates all within a secure environment.
The organization has continued to see adoption increase. The digital workplace solution has reinforced the Boston Red Sox’s company culture bringing all employees into a field of necessary communication. The digital workplace has continued to evolve as the organization changes and has proven to enhance employee productivity.“For an organization like the Boston Red Sox, being able to better collaborate and inform our disparate team members about all aspects of our operation is critical. Akumina’s platform allows us to better engage with our team, provide a central portal for accessing key employee systems, and streamline year-round operation.” Brian Shield, Chief Information Officer, Boston Red Sox