5 big companies that transformed themselves with Office 365

Written by Tim Mears on February 28 2019

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We’re not saying always do what everybody else is doing. But, in their fiscal report for 2018/19, Microsoft revealed that Office 365 now has more than 155 million commercial monthly active users, and that number is growing steadily.

Office 365 is popular. It provides greater workplace efficiency and opportunities for secure remote working, all on a pay-as-you-go basis.

With so many businesses seeing success and growth, maybe this is one club worth joining.

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Here’s how big companies transformed their ways of working, becoming Office 365 power-users:

Pizza Express

This 570-restaurant-strong pizza chain makes use of Office 365 and Azure to better understand their customers through robust analytics. Now that everything is easier to manage, they can use data to track their KPIs (key performance indicators) and ensure a consistent experience across their global network.

The take-away

Office 365 ensures managing resources, tools and business decisions is a whole lot easier.

Aston Martin

‘Collaboration is our culture.’

Simon Sproule, VP and Chief Marketing Officer at Aston Martin.

Engine, body, wheels – these are the key components of a car.

But, creativity, communication and teamwork are the heart of the team at Aston Martin. Microsoft services provide the foundation for all that work. This company uses PowerPoint to present their ideas; SharePoint to ensure data and resources are available for everyone, and all the security features of Office 365 to keep those collaborations safe in the cloud.

The drive-home

Office 365 makes collaboration central to your business. Great ideas are made together.

Marks and Spencer

With their ‘smarter working’ plan, M&S has enjoyed more productivity, collaboration and security. But, there’s more to work than that. They also use tools like Yammer and Skype for Business to drive social engagement and employee motivation. By encouraging use of these channels of communication, this retailer gives everyone a voice.

The value

Office 365 helps to build workplace relationships, so you know you can rely on your team.


Sage have launched Sage 50c to provide themselves and other businesses an easy-to-use bookkeeping and account management integration with Microsoft Office 365. This service is wide-reaching, giving their customers – ‘business builders’, as they call them – access ‘in real-time, from anywhere, on any device.’

The pay-off

Office 365 integrates with other services, meaning you can tailor it to your business needs.


EasyJet is known for being efficient and cost-effective. In this spirit, they adopted Office 365 to make sure their internal processes matched their services. Benefitting from global real-time collaboration, they digitised their employees’ experience to foster greater connection and freedom. And they keep costs low as payment is an operation expenditure.

Before you depart

Office 365 improves productivity and keeps costs low, so you can pass savings onto customers.

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So, from big companies to SMEs, Office 365 has something for everyone. And, we have little something for you…

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