Halogen wanted to both have full control over the contents of their employees' CVs as well as the company's Case Studies, and at the same time be able to get the content exported in various formats for bids and proposals. Halogen being Norway's leading design agency, with experience working with many SaaS tools, had a long list of requirements when it comes to how to use a cloud system such as CV Partner. Halogen also had requirements with regards to how the actual CVs and Case Studies were exported for bids and proposals. Having professional, nicely designed CVs and Case Studies every time was an important criterion when deciding which tool to use.
Halogen is a design consultancy specialising in solving problems in complex environments. Halogen specialise in service design, digital user experiences, systems-oriented design and design for safety critical environments. Halogen's portfolio is wide-ranging and includes some of Norway’s largest and most exciting technology and innovation companies, such as Equinor, Kongsberg Gruppen and Hydro. Halogen also have extensive experience with consumer-oriented enterprises, such as Telenor, Block Watne and the Norwegian Norsk tipping. In the public sector, Halogen's clients include the Ministry of Health and Care Services, Østfold Hospital, Oslo Municipality and the Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs, Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation.
As a part of most bid, proposal or tender submission processes within the professional services industry, companies often need to submit case studies or project references relevant to the bid. For Halogen this was no exception and having used a lot of time on creating this in Word, InDesign or PowerPoint it was time to get a purpose-built CV and Case Study management tool.
Halogen wanted a tool that was both cloud based, as well as having the ability to get the visual expression that is needed for a company that delivers design services. Being able to easily submit the relevant information for public procurement tenders was also a plus, since it would allow the designers and consultants to update their CVs and Case Studies in one place, instead of having multiple versions.
Spent too much time creating documentation for bids
”Halogen chose CV Partner and use the tool to get both more control over the content and format, as well as the ability to tailor each time a bid is due.”Project manager & designer at Halogen, Richard Tallaksen
Richard explains: "Halogen chose CV Partner and use the tool to get both more control over the content and format, as well as the ability to tailor each time a bid is due." CV Partner is also used to find relevant skills, experiences and projects that the company has worked with.
With CV Partner, Halogen can collaborate, both internally and externally, in order to create high quality, tailored CVs and Case Studies for bids and proposals.
”Having access to CV Partner's dedicated support team made it possible to make iterations to templates and data, ensuring that each bid is delivered in time, and having the best possible quality in terms of content and layout.”Project manager & designer at Halogen, Richard Tallaksen
As a design consultancy, having up-to-date information about the skills and projects that the company has done is essential. Often, clients want to see that relevant projects have been completed successfully. Instead of having this data scattered around in various file shares, having a purpose-built tool that is easy to use saves time every time a new project is completed.
When submitting bids and proposals, Halogen wanted to be able to tailor each CV and Case Study to the bid, ensuring that the most relevant skills and experiences were included in the submitted document. To achieve this, Halogen uses the proposal and highlighting functionality in CV Partner.
Halogen has been using the built-in support chat when adjusting and making new templates for specific bids and proposals. Having access to CV Partners dedicated support team made it possible to make iterations to templates and data, ensuring that each bid is delivered in time, and having the best possible quality in terms of content and layout.
Being able to easily show/hide the customer contact information, as well as handling this when case studies are created and deleted was also a plus when Halogen chose CV Partner. Each case study is tagged with relevant contact information, and whether or not the project has been approved for use in a bid or proposal. This way, it is easy to know whether a reference can be used or not.