Samac came to Premier as their server was at the end of its warranty and out of life. Samac was looking to get better business continuity to enable flexible working for their staff.
Premier recommended migration to SharePoint as this offered multiple benefits and improvements to the current setup. For Samac, alongside remote access, the main advantages of SharePoint included:
- Disaster recovery
- Zero Downtime
- Flexible Working across PC, mobile and tablet
- Additional security benefits
A new server was installed to replace their out of date server. The migration to SharePoint took place on site over a weekend by their dedicated project manager. All user data was moved to OneDrive for Business to ensure that users were ready to go on the Monday morning. Alongside SharePoint, cloud to cloud backup was also setup to ensure that Peterhouse data was stored securely.
One of the main benefits that Samac immediately realised was the ability for all staff members to work remotely using Microsoft 365. This has allowed more flexible working and staff members can now access their files on all devices.
Samac also have the added peace of mind that an efficient and robust business continuity plan is now in place.
“We have been working with Qlic for the last 15 years and have found the team second to none. The installation of the new server followed the changing of several PC’s within the office a few months before and was worked to our quiet time of the year. The 2 engineers were in over a weekend and completed the install on time and with very little problems. They were in with our team first thing on the Monday after, going over any niggles or problems found and stayed with us for most of the morning explaining the new procedures for accessing our PC’s when we are out of the office. All in all a very successful install.”