PPRO has established itself as one of the most trusted infrastructure provider in the cross-border payments space, powering international growth for payment service providers and platforms. PPRO’s local payments platform and expert services help its customers get the industry’s best conversion rates in markets around the world by allowing online shoppers to pay with their preferred, often local, payment method. The growing company of over 400 people sits in over 9 global offices, from Sao Paulo to Singapore.
Expanding its global network of local partnerships to enable payment service providers and their e-commerce customers to accept local payment methods, PPRO’s previous collaboration solution came up against its limits. Based on an on-prem infrastructure, it was too expensive, too unstable and required too much workforce for the administration. In 2018, PPRO set out to find a new setup that meets the requirements of a globally active and cloud-native enterprise:
In a comprehensive evaluation, Google Workspace, Google Cloud’s collaboration and productivity solution, prevailed:
After a smooth migration from the previous on-prem solution to Google Workspace, PPRO joined forces with Google Cloud Premier Partner Wabion to optimize its new Google Workspace environment. Refining and specifying Google’s best practices for the particular needs of every customer, Wabion has successfully assisted companies such as Delivery Hero, Kaeser Kompressoren, Conrad before, during and after their migration to Google Workspace.
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.
For PPRO, Wabion first designed a customized Google Workspace optimization program. A series of Summer Webinars including Google Workspace Basics, Google Workspace Extended and Google Workspace Security helped the PPRO staff to get familiar with their new work tools within Google Workspace (Gmail, Google Meet, Google Drive etc.) and establish a new culture of collaboration.
When PPRO announced the acquisition of Latin American payments provider allpago to create the world’s leading local payments infrastructure in the summer of 2019, Wabion led the successful merger of PPRO’s and allpago’s separate Google Workspace environments into a group-wide collaboration platform. Building on its broad experience from similar projects migrating thousands of users and terabytes of Data, Wabion had already guided PPRO through the Google Workspace related carve-out of a company that had been divested.
Today, Google Workspace is a central pillar of PPRO’s IT infrastructure and working culture. Whenever needed, Wabion assists PPRO with ad-hoc support, training for new employees or technical workshops such as the Google Workspace Security Assessment that Wabion has conducted a couple of times with and for PPRO.
Wabion has continuously refined the Google Workspace Security Assessment initiated by Google in 2016. This one to two-day workshop is targeted at Google Workspace administrators, data protection officers and chief information security officers to help them bring their Google Workspace environment up to date in terms of security during every stage of their cloud journey.
Security and privacy are cornerstones of every solution built on the unique Google infrastructure, which makes Google Workspace the logical choice for companies that aim to become a fully cloud-native organization such as PPRO. Browse our [SHARE] section to learn more about how to connect, create and collaborate with Google Workspace and Wabion.