As part of Google Cloud, Google Workspace delivers higher security as well as lower maintenance and licensing costs.
Koenig & Bauer is the world’s oldest printing press manufacturer and aims to help its customers succeed, from small print shops to major packaging corporations. To that end, the 203-year-old company with 5800 employees around the globe creates tailor-made products coupling tradition with innovation.
With teams from different locations and without a fully integrated real-time collaboration solution , the previous processes were not supporting Koenig & Bauer’s dynamic approach to work. As a result, the company turned to Google Cloud and Wabion to learn about the collaboration and productivity solutions of Google Workspace.
CIO, Koenig & Bauer
Koenig & Bauer’s IT team looked closely at how Google Workspace works and enables real-time collaboration without the need for additional hardware. At the end of the in-depth evaluation, Koenig & Bauer came to the conclusion that they had found the right solution.
Senior Manager for IT Services and Operations, Koenig & Bauer
Refining and specifying Google’s best practices for the particular needs of every customer, Wabion has successfully assisted companies such as TX Group, Kaeser Kompressoren, Conrad and Ferrum in their migration to Google Workspace. Before Koenig & Bauer embarked on a company-wide migration journey to Google Workspace, Wabion’s technology and change management expertise also ensured that end users across the organization were appropriately supported and prepared to not only change their work tools (Gmail, Google Meet, Google Drive etc.), but also their work practices.
Wabion’s tailor-made method for Google Workspace migration: The right mix of project management competence, technical expertise and change management know-how is crucial for a successful Google Workspace migration. With this set of skills, Wabion guides its customers to the next levels in their digital transformation. In doing so, Wabion brings in its comprehensive Google Cloud Platform (GCP) expertise for the seamless integration of Google Workspace with other GCP offers such as Firebase, or BigQuery.
After a short early adopter phase with 400 users across different business units, the solution went live for two-thirds of all global employees. After a couple of months, the migration was 90% complete. The timely and smooth implementation of Google Workspace just two months before the lockdown measures due to COVID-19 helped the Koenig & Bauer staff adjust to working from home quickly. Benefitting from the protections that Google Cloud built and uses itself, Google Workspace also proved to be a powerful tool to connect with customers during business-critical processes such as demonstrating a product via videoconferencing or signing a new contract virtually.
CIO, Koenig & Bauer
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