Helly Hansen, the globally recognized Scandinavian outdoor brand, has chosen Office 365 as their company's communication and social platform. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, the company operates 39 retail outlets and employs 350 full-time employees across five continents.

As we've seen the retail industry evolving, the need to stay up-to-date and maintain a competitive edge is critical to success. Helly Hansen employees consistently felt the pain of their outdated and unreliable systems when trying to share large files, make conference and video calls and communicate worldwide.

After switching to Office 365, employees immediately enjoyed having fast and familiar email with increased storage and the ability to share information via SharePoint Online. Moreover, Lync Online has enabled them to instant message and video conference which has allowed the retail stores to provide feedback on visual displays to employees stationed in Oslo.  This alone is reducing travel costs by an estimated 10 to 15 percent.

With Office 365, Helly Hansen not only expects to cut costs, but also provide a more connected experience that shifts the way employees think about working together across the globe. 

Learn more about Helly Hansen's story, or visit the Office 365 website. Try the preview version of the new Office here.