A Growing Business Faces Challenges Collaborating Between Multiple Locations
BDO Digital recently partnered with a business to enable productivity for a rapidly expanding workforce anywhere, anytime, on any device with Office 365.
The company is a leading parking management company based in Indianapolis, IN and has recently acquired another parking management company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. One of the first challenges the company was faced with was to select and implement technology to facilitate a quick and seamless merger between two disparate workforces. In order to integrate the two companies together, the company recognized they needed to begin at the productivity layer and implement technology that would allow their workforce to communicate and collaborate together from any location at any time, especially considering that nearly half of their users now operated remotely in a different geographic region.
Alongside this business need, the company determined that this project was an ideal catalyst to move all of the productivity workloads for both companies into the cloud, recognizing that Office 365 was an ideal solution to accomplish these goals.
A Smooth Transition to the Cloud
BDO Digital and the company came together on the project through a mutual relationship with Microsoft. As a Microsoft Central Region Partner of the Year with 16 Microsoft Competencies, including Gold Competencies in Cloud Platform and Cloud Productivity, BDO Digital was able to provide the expertise needed to effectively transition to the cloud, allowing the company to continue to focus on their core business.
One of the advantages of partnering with BDO Digital is that the company was able to rely on a team of experts to ensure the project ran smoothly. The company's team itself had a very technical staff, however they needed to focus on their core business. BDO Digital was able to partner with them to provide a broad range of experience in Microsoft solutions, including Office 365, Exchange Online and SharePoint Online. This allowed the company to continue to focus on their parking management software business as their internal team was growing.
The outcome of the project was just fantastic. It was everything we hoped to gain in the project. Our internal customers were very satisfied with it. It finished on budget. It finished on time. And everything worked exactly how we hoped it would. It’s not very often you get to say that about an IT project.
– The Company's CTO & EVP
Everyone wants to be your partner because they sell you a piece of software. But really, when you come in and you understand what the business is first, and you understand not only what we’re trying to solve but you read between the lines and say, “ok, now that we get you here, let’s talk about where we’re going to be 6 months from now.” That to me is partnership.
– The Company's VP Information Technology