K2 was originally purchased by PPG for a very large project, replacing an electronic document management system for PPG’s commodity chemicals business — which was separated from the company in 2013. After training and a small pilot project in 2012, the Corporate IT team underwent K2 training to understand the full value of the platform. This process was repeated in 2013 to refresh those familiar with K2 blackpearl, incorporate K2 SmartForms into the sessions and train new employees to work on the platform.
While finance was one of the early adopters, there are many other departments where K2 is being used. The team has had so many application requests and projects that implementations have been deep pushed into the next few years, due to resource availabilities. And, they’re keeping K2 and SharePoint as their core strategy in the coming years.
Benefits: PPG manages 3TB of data across 436,000 SharePoint sites and 12 million files in five different regions with their K2 applications.