PixelMill Completes Intranet Branding Overhaul for Merck Using SharePoint 2007

DAVIS, CALIFORNIA – September 14 2009 – Leading SharePoint design firm PixelMill completed a multi-month project for pharmaceutical giant Merck. The project encompassed strict UI branding guidelines and multi-language support for the North American, South American, and Japanese markets.
PixelMill’s first project covering Merck’s North American intranet was so successful that internal referrals were given to Merck’s South American and Japanese offices. PixelMill followed numerous specific style guidelines to create graphics and site layouts for the corporate intranet installation using SharePoint 2007.
“The Merck SharePoint project really showed the user interface flexibility built into Microsoft Sharepoint,” said Eric Overfield, PixelMill’s CTO and project manager for the Merck project.
“We were able to customize the standard SharePoint interface to match the look and feel of the external corporate website. Most employees who use Merck’s intranet won’t even know they are using SharePoint because the site looks like a custom built application.”
About Merck
Founded in 1891, Merck is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. The company advances the interests of patients, improves public health, and promotes access to medicine and innovation through its cutting edge research and development. Merck employs over 51,000 people in 120 countries and 31 factories worldwide.
About PixelMill
PixelMill is a leading website and graphical design firm specializing in customer facing user interface design, website templates, and web store creation. The company has sold over 10,000 website templates, implemented SharePoint sites for Fortune 1000 businesses, and provided sales support to eBay for ProStores web stores. The company was founded in 1998 as an early pioneer in website design, and is headquartered in Davis, California.
PixelMill sells standardized templates for a variety of platforms, including SharePoint, ProStores by eBay, Expression Web Templates, FrontPage, DreamWeaver, and HTML/CSS. The firm also provides custom design and branding solutions on both ProStores and SharePoint platforms.
About PixelMill’s SharePoint Custom Design Solutions
In addition to affordable, ready-to-deploy website templates for SharePoint 2007 and 2010, PixelMill offers custom SharePoint design solutions, including custom Web Part creation, for complete branding and optimization of clients’ sites.
PixelMill SharePoint Services
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Eric Overfield
eoverfield@PixelMill.com
1.866.749.3564

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