EWI Worldwide is a global, “live communications” company that strengthens brands by integrating live experiences strategically, from exhibits and events to retail stores, visitor centers, and online activations. The company is a $180 million category leader with clients in many industries, including automotive manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, technology organizations, and museums. It has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Winston- Salem, Berlin, Düsseldorf, and Shanghai. EWI Worldwide also works with affiliate partners around the world.
The experience and the aftermath
EWI Worldwide employs hundreds of vendors to create its world-class exhibits, events, and experiences. In the past, each department would have its own files. “Our only central repository was the financial one – and that was on paper,” explains Bill Koechig, Information Technology Business Software Analyst at EWI Worldwide. “Our purchase orders and invoices were separate from the scope and spec documents, engineering drawings, and so forth. We needed a way to bring things together.”