Advantage Line get Google Apps for Work
Advantage Line is an in-store marketing business that partners closely with their client’s to build a long term brand presence. By understanding their clients business goals and their relationships with shoppers, they are able to develop sound Point of Sale strategies and unique solutions.
Advantage Line approached Stanfield IT with the challenge of overhauling their outdated system in order to improve their communication and business performance.
Updating Mail Server – Advantage Line wanted to update their mail server so that they could collaborate better. They had an old system, an old way of doing things and their server was failing and was down sometimes for days at a time.
Reducing Monthly Costs – The business was incurring substantial monthly costs due to days of downtime and loss of productivity.
Increase Flexibility – Through the use of email being available anywhere, any device and any location, Google Docs enabled live collaboration and empowered the business to do things faster.
In their own words, hear what Advantage Line had to say about the solution provided.
Why Did You Go Ahead With Google Apps For Work?
Initially Google Apps was implemented to save money, but ultimately to help the team collaborate. We discovered new faster ways of working. Being a cutting edge design firm we wanted to be using cutting edge technology.
What Specific Tools Or Solutions Were Used?
Gmail, Calendar and Google Docs are used extensively. We also often use Hangouts for chatting. The flexibility across all devices was important. Now we can all get data we need anywhere, anytime.
How long Did The Transition And Deployment Take?
It took two months to plan but only two days to implement.
What new capabilities did you have once Google Apps was deployed?
We found our team was able to far more effectively collaborate. Google Apps helped streamline our emails and calendars in particular. Storing and accessing files from the cloud also was a huge improvement over the previous system.
What Were Some Of The Early Indicators Of Success?
We have noticed reduced cost and reduced downtime. The atmosphere in the office has changed for the better. Our people are all now ‘talking Google’ and using Google terminology.
What Else Have You Noticed?
Google Apps has freed up time for strategic work by minimizing system management, downtime and productivity interruptions. At least once a month the server was down sometimes for as long as half a day or two days. We only experience 1% of the issues we originally had. In 3 years we have only noticed one brief outage of Google Docs. Whereas in the past, Exchange would go out on a weekly basis.
How Was Your Experience With Stanfield IT?
Stanfield IT provided exceptional IT service in planning and implementing our migration to Google Apps. We would highly recommend Stanfield IT to any business wanting to take their IT to the next level. Job well done guys!
Mark Hubble – Head of Product Development