The digital transformation of the R & D & I Center acquires Microsoft’s collaborative tools for administrative processes and asset and knowledge management.

Microsoft has implemented its collaboration tool Microsoft Office 365 in Tecnalia , which allows managing the operations of the entire center through a single tool. In addition, Microsoft Office is an industry standard, which facilitates collaboration and document exchange with third parties.

Thanks to Office 365 and the tools it integrates, such as Skype Empresarial, Yammer and Teams , the center will be able to minimize the need for employees to travel between different locations and thus reduce the organization’s carbon footprint and achieve at the same time an economic saving. In addition, the company needed a versatile platform, capable of offering integration with other tools such as the company’s mobile device management solution (MDM) or ERP with which they already had  Microsoft Dynamics NAV , maximizing operational efficiency .

In order to carry out the process of acquisition and implementation of the software, Tecnalia has relied on HSI , a Microsoft partner, which has served as a basis for both the deployment and the training process, which was complemented by the Microsoft Fasttrack web program , which generates specific training documentation for the defined scenarios.

In this regard, Stefan Schuster, Director of Corporate Services Tecnalia, says: “The main challenge of the deployment of the new platform has been migrated more than 1,200 email accounts, managed in an environment on premise to the cloud Office 365, work which we have achieved thanks to HSI and Microsoft, generating the least possible interruption of the business. “

Extended Benefits of the Microsoft Hand

Along with the aforementioned cost reduction associated with travel, Tecnalia has experienced a considerable increase in data security due to the new synchronization of local disks with OneDrive , guaranteeing the automated upload of the organization’s files to the Microsoft cloud, which has the highest levels of security.

On the other hand, the mail service has been improved thanks to the capacity of 100GB of storage per mailbox , multiplying by a hundred previous capacity. More importantly, they have extended and enhanced the digital transformation of processes by focusing on internal workflow systems thanks to the expanded Sharepoint Pro functionality .