Enterprise Business Productivity Blog
As Warren Buffett famously said, “Price is what you
pay. Value is what you get.” But what is value when it comes to business
productivity software? Simply put, it’s achieving the highest possible
productivity for your organization.
One of our customers, Stefan Truthän, CIO of hhpberlin, describes
the value he found in the Microsoft business productivity platform: “As a
result of our strategy to standardize on Microsoft technologies, our revenue
has increased while the average number of hours worked per week per employee
has gone down by 3 percent.”
Now that’s value – I don’t think I could have said
Many parts of an enterprise are touched by the value
of the Microsoft business
productivity platform. According to a
study conducted by Forrester Research, a company with 3,000 employees might see
the following benefits:
Clearly, the Microsoft productivity platform provides
top business value. In a nutshell, our platform addresses today’s business
challenges by delivering a unified and flexible experience across the PC,
phone and browser.
So, let’s talk about what that really means for you…
Whether your employees are Millennials, GenXers or
Boomers, they can work just as effectively whether they are next door to each
other or half way around the world. How? By using social networking and unified
communications tools that connect people, information, and processes across the
entire organization. This makes it extremely efficient to collaborate with
others no matter how distributed the workforce.
What’s more, our platform easily adapts to changing
business needs. Today, for example, 84 percent of organizations have a remote
workforce. To accommodate this trend, we deliver a familiar experience across
the PC, phone, and browser—allowing people to be productive from virtually
What about the cloud?
We cannot have a discussion about business value with it. I recently learned that 80 percent of today’s
IT managers in large enterprises are at least in the trial stage for cloud
computing initiatives. That is a substantial number. The Microsoft productivity
platform gives you options. It delivers cloud computing in a flexible
manner—whether that means putting 100 percent of your workload in the cloud, or
just a portion.
How has the Microsoft business productivity platform increased value for
your organization? We would like to hear your experiences.