Carvajal switches to Microsoft Office 365 from Google Apps


Carvajal operates myriad business divisions in 15 countries. They produce everything from office furniture and educational software to commercial printing and packaging. There are about 20,000 employees in so many different divisions dispersed throughout South and North America. They moved from their range of on-premises software to Google Apps few years ago to consolidate all the different communications systems and establish stable email infrastructure. But soon they found that Google Apps is not the right solution.

But we soon found that employees had to take extra steps to accomplish their work. This was due to the lack of integration between our Google solutions and our Microsoft systems, particularly Microsoft Office, which employees depend on for daily productivity. For example, employees encountered issues when they tried to publish documents because their formatting didn’t stay consistent, and they struggled to find ways to collaborate efficiently

Last year, they chose to migrate to Microsoft Office 365 and completed their migration successfully with help from Microsoft Services Premier Support. Apart from various advantages, Carvajal employees are happy to be back using Office apps and services.

Switching from Google Apps to Office 365 has been a savvy move for Carvajal. We saw right away how much easier it is now for employees everywhere to share information and work together using any device. We’re implementing workflow processes in Microsoft SharePoint Online and taking advantage of Office 365 Groups to help us streamline our operations even further. And it doesn’t matter whether employees are working from an office or hotel, a smartphone or a traditional computer—they stay productive no matter what. Plus, our employees are happy to be back using Microsoft Outlook, which is where they’re most comfortable working. The best part is that everything interoperates in a way that supports connected teamwork.

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