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Finastra, one of the largest fintech companies in the world, sought to merge multiple locations into their new flagship Canadian Headquarters. Having already engaged POI on their Toronto office, Finastra leveraged their global contract with Steelcase in their selection of POI as their partner of choice.
Key amongst their objectives was to attract and retain their staff by creating a space that reflected their international brand and supported employee well-being. As a company that prides itself as a leader in developing next generation financial software, Finastra needed to integrate technology throughout the space. Using their AV vendor in the UK, the extent of international cooperation required to customize the space was significant.
POI distinguished itself in its ability to execute with multiple manufacturer products while helping to create a cohesive space that embodied the design vision.
POI provided customized solutions to support employee retention and engagement. From gaming and lounge areas which also worked as collaboration areas, to custom cafe solutions, and AV integrated meeting rooms, the space matched the specifications that Finastra UK headquarters had envisioned. Accessibility, ergonomics, and AV integration were core considerations in selecting their solutions. POI also took measures to minimize
disruption and noise in call centre workstations.
When the pandemic hit, the project was interrupted. POI was able to store product during this period to meet the shifting schedule. POI has worked diligently with Finastra to review the space plans and provide recommendations around wayfinding signage and protocol distancing as Finastra looks to return more of its staff to the new office.