Stromnetz Berlin GmbH: The roll-out of Microsoft Office 365

Assecor supported with project management and expertise
Business
Energy provider
Employees
1400
Residence
Berlin
Assecor Services
  • Business Application
  • Digital Workplace
  • Data Management
  • IT Infrastructure / Services

Together with Assecor, Stromnetz Berlin GmbH (SNB) has set the course for the company to receive a modern digital workplace and thus a tailor-made out-of-the-box solution with Office 365. Assecor provided consulting to the SNB on the implementation and supported the project as well as the project management team in various roles.

The SNB's "Digital Workplace" project consisted of a total of three sub-projects:

  1. The roll-out of Office 365
  2. Project Marketing: "O365 Pick-me-up"
  3. Communication and training concept for the roll-out

The roll-out of Microsoft Office 365

Challenge

It became clear that the technical manufacturer support would soon expire for the outdated software, which was still in use: a security risk. The SNB's security standards would therefore no longer be met by the version used. There was no doubt that the software environment would have to be renewed. In addition, the technical update was intended to enable new forms of collaboration. The aim was to be able to work with both internal and external staff without media discontinuity, while being on the move and on different devices. Accordingly, the transition to the new software solution for 1400 SNB employees had to be as smooth as possible.

Solution

Assecor supported the SNB with the technical and communications aspects of the roll-out of Office 365. The software solution was extended with several components from the Microsoft product range and supplemented with the latest security features. Assecor consulted on various topics and processes during the roll-out of Office365 (including Skype 4 Business and Cloud Services) and supported the SNB in various roles in IT support (first-level support and quality assurance) and project management.

Benefits

  • Skype for Business enables a modern communication free of media disruption.
  • In SharePoint Online, team and project pages can be created that enable collaborative work.
  • Employees can access e-mails and documents from any device via the Office 365 portal.
  • Documents can be easily shared with colleagues and external staff via OneDrive and SharePoint Online.
  • Employees always work with the latest versions of Office and productivity tools.