Merck KGaA Thrives as a Road Warrior with Just One Device

During the advent of personal technology in the 1990s, it wasn’t uncommon for the average person to carry a cell phone, a CD player, a laptop computer and a camera. But as our devices have become increasingly capable of performing multiple functions, today’s users have begun to consolidate their personal technology. Businesses are also recognizing the value of versatile mobile technology and are looking to integrate it into the workforce to provide employees with a means to work more efficiently.

Two years ago, leading German chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck KGaA integrated Lenovo’s ThinkPad Helix as part of its “One Device” strategy – a strategy designed to provide the on-the-go sales team the operational performance of various devices in one mobile and adaptable solution. Having grown tired of carrying a tablet for customer presentations, a connected laptop to place orders and a smartphone to liaise with the main office, Merck KGaA found that the ThinkPad Helix was just the product they were looking for to relieve their salesforce of hardware chaos. Instead of carrying three different devices, the team now depends on their portable two-in-one ThinkPad Helix to seamlessly transition between their daily job tasks while on the road. Additionally, the IT department now works more efficiently, as the Helix supports network software across platforms and includes the extra security and enterprise features needed to help the IT staff manage the devices and roll out network-wide updates.

Merck KGaA’s integration of the ThinkPad Helix as part of its One Device strategy demonstrates the distinctive value of integrative mobile devices for businesses. Today, the Merck KGaA sales team is able to work much more efficiently and productively without the hassle of managing various devices.

To learn more about how Lenovo’s ThinkPad Helix satisfied Merck KGaA’s need for an integrative smartphone, tablet and laptop, click here [PDF]