KEMET: Leading electronics supplier uses intelligent features of Citrix Workspace to improve employee experience and productivity.

Industry: Manufacturing solutions |  Solution: Improve employee experience

Kemet

Leading global electronics supplier, KEMET, builds a better employee experience with Citrix Workspace

Florida-based KEMET Electronics Corporation is a leading global supplier of capacitors, electromagnetic devices, and other electronic components. Communication systems, servers, personal computers, tablets, cellular phones, and automotive electronic systems all use KEMET technologies, which are also incorporated into medical devices that keep users safe and healthy.

Founded in 1919, KEMET now has thousands of employees around the world, and its solutions are part of the daily lives of millions of people. Stringent R&D and a leading-edge product range are important elements of KEMET’s success, but the company also relies on its philosophy of being easy to buy from and easy to design in, that means delivering an excellent customer experience.

54
Billion components shipped

188
countries

180,000
customers

Business challenge

KEMET’s mission is to make the world a better, safer, more connected place to live. To achieve that, it must empower its employees to be as productive as they can and work to their best potential to achieve the highest levels of efficiency. “In today’s modern workplace, there are 10, 15 or 20 applications that employees are supposed to use on a daily basis,” says KEMET’s Global VP of IT, Chris Hall. “What we’re looking to achieve is to stop some of that context switching.”

In common with many other manufacturers, the company currently operates on a hybrid cloud model that enables it to face the constant trade-off between meeting productivity goals and investing in future growth. It needed a solution that would help it transition to the cloud without an expensive ‘big bang’ implementation.

The solution

To boost productivity by building a better employee experience, KEMET chose the intelligent capabilities of Citrix Workspace, which helps its staff organize and guide their workflows. “The personalized feeds capability inside Citrix Workspace is one of the things that I jumped on immediately as being important to my users,” explains Hall. “It gives them a user experience that they are very accustomed to in their normal social media interactions.”

Citrix Cloud services simplify the delivery and management of Citrix technologies, helping companies to extend existing on-premises software deployments or move one hundred percent to the cloud. “One of the big selling points of Citrix is that we can start on-premises and move into a cloud without impacting the user experience,” says Hall. “It gives my internal IT team the ability to manage that experience across geographies and across borders.” Evidence of this benefit is the use of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops which enables IT to control virtual machines, applications, and security, while providing anywhere access for any device—creating an empowering employee experience.

Results

Enable employees to work to their best potential

Citrix Workspace automates the apps, assets, and activities employees need to do their best work and help the organization gain an edge.

Keep a finger on the pulse of the company’s digital transformation

With centralized management and control, IT can create and deploy secure digital workspaces in hours, not weeks, while placing sensitive app, desktop, and data resources on any cloud or hybrid cloud.

Smooth move into the cloud

Citrix Cloud services provide a great user experience by securely delivering and managing virtual apps and desktops centrally across multiple resource locations.

I selected Citrix Workspace because it will help IT work with the business to be a better partner. I am hoping to not just have IT building Microapps but also lines of business starting to think how they can implement workflows that they do on a daily basis.

Chris Hall
Global VP of IT
KEMET Electronics Corporation

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About KEMET

KEMET offers our customers the broadest selection of capacitor technologies in the industry, along with an expanding range of electromechanical devices, electromagnetic compatibility solutions and supercapacitors. Our vision is to be the preferred supplier of electronic component solutions demanding the highest standards of quality, delivery and service. The Company’s common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol “KEM.” Additional information about KEMET can be found at www.kemet.com.

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54
Billion components shipped