Infotech Lead Asia: Visaka Industries has deployed Microsoft Office 365 across its India offices.
The cement sheet manufacturer selected Office 365 over Google Apps to improve employee productivity, boost team communication and collaboration, and save money.
Before deploying Office 365, Visaka Industries faced challenges including intermittent and unpredictable issues owing to IT infrastructural bottlenecks, leading to downtime, considerable IT overhead and productivity loss.
Microsoft’s productivity and collaboration solution – Office 365 aptly resolved the issues of Visaka Industries. Moreover, just when the company was about to invest in a multi-party video conference solution, they found the right solution in Microsoft Lync.
“The move to Office 365 has been remarkable so far as it brings cloud versions of Microsoft’s familiar Office productivity solutions, enabling our employees to start using the services immediately. We were also able to switch our employees from Google Apps to Office 365 services in a short span of time, with no downtime. Microsoft Office 365 clearly out-shines Google Apps not only in ease of use but also in terms of reliability and manageability,” said Krishna Moorthi, president – IT, Visaka Industries.
Following the deployment of Office 365, Visaka Industries anticipates 25 to 30 percent cost savings.
With the services and reliability of Office 365, IT staff can spend more time on business operations and less time and money on upkeep of servers and desktop infrastructure.
Moreover, during the transition to Office 365, IT staff reported zero support calls from employees related to communication downtime because of the familiarity of Office products and ease of use.
With Office 365, Visaka Industries takes advantage of enterprise-class security, 24×7 IT-level phone support, and a financially backed, 99.9 percent uptime service level agreement.
“We are confident that our technology, experience and resources will securely host Visaka Industries’ critical communication and collaboration services. Microsoft’s value proposition to enhance business productivity leaves Google Apps far behind,” said Ramkumar Pichai, general manager – Microsoft Office Division, Microsoft India.