Gideon Hillman Consulting (GH), one of the UKs leading Supply Chain and Logistics Consultancies, has recently consolidated its systems to Microsoft Cloud based solutions to enhance it’s operations. Before engaging with Zenzero, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, GH were using Google for their email platform, WebEx for screen sharing amongst the team and customers and various other PC and cloud based software for sharing documents with clients and internally; which also proved challenging as none of these individual solutions offered the functionality needed for this growing business.
GH engaged with Zenzero to help them to migrate to the Microsoft hosted Office 365 e-mail platform, implement SharePoint for document sharing and deploy Lync for better on-line communication and video conferencing. This new solution was tailored to the specfic needs of the business over a number of weeks and then implemented over a weekend to reduce impact to the business and now provides a cost effective single platform for staff members to effectively collaborate with each other and clients. Office 365 was deployed in April 2014 by Zenzero who then took on the ongoing support and management of the IT systems for the GH business.
‘Implementing this new single software platform, Office 365 hosted on the Microsoft cloud, has streamlined our operations and customer interaction capabilities. Apart from our industry bespoke systems such as our Warehouse CAD design systems and DiPS for distribution planning and strategic Logistics Network Design, all of our business is now fully IT integrated onto the Office 365 system and we are delighted with the resuts so far’ commented Gideon Hillman, Managing Director and Chairman.