Do more with less: Deploy Microsoft 365 today
The role of IT has changed dramatically over the last few years as the world moved to hybrid work. IT leaders today advise on a wide range of capital expenditures and play an increasingly central role in the employee experience—sometimes resulting in a complex patchwork of tools and solutions to support and manage.
Now more than ever, IT leaders must reduce costs and complexity while empowering a digitally connected and distributed workforce in an uncertain economic environment. Microsoft 365 is the cloud-first platform that brings together the capabilities organizations need in a secure, integrated experience—powered by data and AI—to help people work better and smarter.
Do more with less
A new Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft 365 E3 study by Forrester Consulting, commissioned by Microsoft, found that adopting Microsoft 365 E3 saved composite organizations $1,500 per user per year, with a 205 percent return on investment and a payback period in less than three months. The report describes three ways organizations can reduce costs and complexity with Microsoft 365:
- Eliminate redundant solutions. By moving to Microsoft 365 E3, the composite organization can cut licensing expenses by an average of $55 per user per month—a 60 percent reduction in licensing costs per user—while reducing the device by an additional 23 percent. We’ve heard from IT leaders about the redundant and overlapping solutions they’ve been asked to support over the past two years. This latest study shows how Microsoft 365 can help you free up redundant licenses for products across communications, chat and collaboration, file sharing, endpoint management, email, storage, mobile device management, identity and access management, information protection and labeling, and endpoint protection.
- Simplify IT administration. By moving to Microsoft 365 E3, the composite organization can reduce time spent deploying and managing new software by 25 percent using Microsoft Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Intune, reduce endpoint configuration time by 75 percent using Windows Autopilot, reduce time required to set up a user on a new endpoint by 75 percent by leveraging Microsoft’s modern application stack, and eliminate 15 percent of help desk tickets while reducing time to resolve remaining tickets by another 15 percent.
- Protect and support a digitally connected, distributed hybrid workforce. Finally, by moving to Microsoft 365 E3, the composite organization can save users an average of 60 hours per year through improved productivity. Other benefits included a 25 percent reduction in travel and related expenses, as well as a significant reduction in the risk of security breaches using granular conditional access policies, detailed and integrated security logs, multi-factor authentication, and the overall security of Azure.
Additionally, one of the top reasons IT decision makers gave for adopting Microsoft 365 E3 was to gain the flexibility to reallocate IT administrators and full-time equivalents (FTEs) to other functions. One manufacturing customer was simply quoted as saying, “Microsoft is an important partner in our transition to supporting hybrid work models.”
Download the Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft 365 E3 study now to learn more about the measurable impact Microsoft 365 can bring to your organization and learn how Microsoft can help you do more with less.
Watch the on-demand Microsoft Ignite session, Unlock new experiences across Microsoft 365 to reduce costs and empower employees, to learn more.