The role of IT has changed drastically since the world shifted to a hybrid modality. Now, IT leaders’ top priority is to reduce costs and complexity, while digitally empowering the workforce to stay connected and productive. Cloud-first tools and services, like Microsoft 365, help bring together data and AI powered capabilities needed for a secure, integrated experience.
According to a study conducted by Forrester Consulting, organizations that adopt Microsoft 365 E3 have a 205% ROI and a payback period of less than three months. This study also discovered the top drivers to implement Microsoft 365 E3, which are:
- Reducing costs for new and existing infrastructure
- Reallocation of IT admins or other FTEs (full-time equivalents)
- Consolidation or reduction of software licenses
- Quicker disaster recovery
- Avoid hires for IT admins or other FTEs
- Reduced employee downtime across organizations
Three ways organizations can reduce cost and complexity with Microsoft 365
Eliminate redundant solutions
According to the same report, organizations can save an average of $55USD per user per month when moving to E3, which translates to a 60% reduction in per-user licensing costs. This tool can also help IT leaders remove redundant licenses for products, consolidating all the tools and services needed from communication and collaboration to storage and device management.
Simplify IT management
Moving to the cloud, using Azure AD and Microsoft Intune, can help reduce the time spent deploying and managing software by 25%, as well as endpoint configuration times by 75%. Not only that but using Microsoft’s modern applications will eliminate 15% of help desk tickets, reducing in the same percentage the time to resolve the remaining.
Protect and support the hybrid workforce
Last but not least, moving to E3 can save users an average of 60 hours yearly through improved productivity; this includes reduced travel time and expenses, among other security risks.
Thrive in the hybrid work era, boost productivity, and optimize costs by moving to Microsoft 365 E3. Contact us to start your journey today. In addition, remember that E3 is not one-size-fits-all, our licensing experts can help you choose the M365 plan that best suits your organization’s needs, book a consultation today.