Another major win for Microsoft this week. VINCI, the world’s leading facilities management and construction group, recently replaced Google Apps for Business and two other collaborative working solutions with Microsoft Office 365.
The company, which has 183,000 employees in 2,500 subsidiaries spread across 100 countries, wanted to create a social network that encouraged employee collaboration and nurtured the development of its corporate culture and working methods. The company chose Office 365 for three reasons:
Maturity – VINCI wanted a complete and unified solution founded on Microsoft's 30 years of expertise and capable of meeting the company’s specific business requirements. Executives particularly appreciated the unified communications tools with Lync.
Innovation and roadmap – VINCI liked the Microsoft outlook for future innovation in the realm of business social networks, concluding that it would open up new prospects for collaboration.
Flexibility – The company sought the flexibility of a hybrid solution that could be deployed in the cloud or on-premises so that it could serve its numerous subsidiaries with varied technological requirements. It also wanted its employees to be able to work both online and offline.
“‘Working together’ is now a central concept and has taken on an extensive meaning in our strategy,” says Bruno Dupety, COO of VINCI Construction. “The convergence solutions for our systems proposed by Microsoft appeared to be the best placed to meet these needs. We are looking forward to taking up this challenge together.”
Microsoft France’s Office Division Director Ariane Gorin called the arrival of VINCI a “decisive step forward” in the deployment of Office 365: “VINCI's decision to opt for Office 365 proves that the flexibility of a scalable solution in the cloud and on-premise meets the needs of a market comprised both of small businesses and major international groups with specific business needs.”
Indeed. Maturity, flexibility, and an innovative roadmap. Three great reasons for organizations of all sizes to choose Office 365.
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