Bonobos chose Confluence, fondly referred to in the company as BIN (Bonobos information network), a powerful knowledge management system that’s essentially replaced the need for exchanging internal emails and Excel spreadsheets.
One of the most popular BIN pages is the Request Center, which acts as an employee self-service desk. Here, employees can find the answers to many internal process questions, from creating requests for legal contracts to replacing a keyboard. With a number of internal documents in one place, the Request Center makes information gathering easy and lean.
Bonobos also uses Confluence as a platform for storing all types of internal forms for instant access, including employee directories, restaurant recommendations, internal policies, and more. From day one, employees are taught to find and learn the right processes, and company-wide adoption has been fast.
"If this Request Center wasn't located in our intranet alongside our other tools, adoption wouldn't be nearly as high as it is today,” says Maridou. "Confluence has made it very easy for us to manage these tools."
“Our first-contact resolution rate is 100% higher when a user goes through the request center,” says Evan Maridou, senior manager of operations at Bonobos. "The Request Center has streamlined communication by providing clear and direct messaging while preventing unnecessary email correspondence, which can be distracting."