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An ROI of 162%: the business case for Office 365.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]  “What are the advantages, what are the gains, what are the costs, what are the risks and how flexible are we with Office 365?” In other words, what is the business case? This is a question that we are often asked. Research shows that it is now possible to get 162% back of your investment.  

As requested by Microsoft, Forrester Consulting studied the ‘Total Economic Impact” (TEI) of Office 365. The TEI framework is a means to weigh the costs, advantages, flexibility and risks of an investment. In Forrester’s research, both qualitative and quantitative methods have been conducted by closely looking at a number of cases and executing an extensive survey.

The conclusion of this research is that an investment in Office 365 absolutely pays off. An ROI of 162%, an internal return rate of 468% and a reimbursement term of 7 months; those are the advantages that come with an investment in Office 365.

Forrester researches the economic impact of Office 365 in five fields, namely: technology, mobility, control & compliance, Business Intelligence and Enterprise Social. Below we provide a preview of the results of the research:

  • Among other things, the research shows that Office 365 offers advantages related to technology, because organisations do not need to build a new hardware infrastructure, and less manpower is needed to keep the tool working. The research also shows that after three years employees will have an extra hour to spend per day because they are working more efficient in Office 365. They can use this extra time for the benefit of your organisation.
  • Examples of costs that have to be calculated when investing in Office 365 are costs for implementation, trainings, continuous system administration and licences.
  • The question of whether the use of Office 365 results in more flexibility is answered with a convincing Yes. One of the interviewees stated that ‘It has given us tremendous agility’.
  • There are also risks. An example is the risk of implementation. This risk means that it is possible that the final product deviates from the expected requirements. However, according to Rapid Circle this can be solved easily by implementing Office 365 in an agile way. By testing the requirements continuously, working iteratively and not fixing the end product from the start of the project, the implementation can always be adjusted to the requirements of that moment.

 

Would you like to know exactly how your organisation can benefit from Office 365, what the costs are, how it will keep your organisation agile and what the risks are? Download the research report by filling in the form below.

Would you like discuss the options of Office 365 for your organisation? Please contact us!

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Rapid Circle named Tier-1 Microsoft Cloud Solution provider

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As of January 2016, Rapid Circle has been accepted into the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider programme (CSP). This means that Rapid Circle – as one of the few so-called Tier-1 partners – can buy licences from Microsoft directly. Because of this, we can offer licences for Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics CRM on favourable conditions, without the intervention of an external licence supplier and without an Enterprise Agreement contract.

If you purchase licences via Rapid Circle, this can have many advantages for you as an end user. Some of these advantages are:

  • Optimal flexibility, because CSP licences can be changed every month. So there is not only the option to upscale your plan every month, it also provides the option to terminate (some) licences every month.
  • Transparent investments: all the project activities, (premium) support and Microsoft licences on just one invoice.
  • It allows for paying at the end of each month, instead of 1 year in advance.

Would you like to know more about the possibilities that this licence model can offer you? If so, please contact Norbert Waal via norbert.waal@rapidcircle.com or on +31 6 15 56 49 38.

 

Website based on SharePoint live at BrabantZorg

Last month, Rapid Circle launched a public website based on SharePoint at BrabantZorg. The website is fully responsive, optimised for Google and fully contemporary.   What did BrabantZorg need?

BrabantZorg is – as a committed organisation for housing, welfare and healthcare – always working on renewing itself. The purpose is to be able to be a distinctive and attractive regional provider for clients, employees and all the relevant institutions in the changing healthcare market. An important step in the development trajectory towards becoming an attractive provider was a new website.

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What did we do?

In collaboration with the online marketing bureau Have a Nice Day Online and BrabantZorg, we built a public facing website based on SharePoint 2013. Keeping the future and the possibility to integrate processes in mind, it suited BrabantZorg for the public website to be built on the same technology, because the internal sites and processes of BrabantZorg also run on SharePoint 2013. Rapid Circle has taken care of the technical realisation and the project management.

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The result

The website, developed in coproduction, has improved a lot when compared to the old version. The current site is fully responsive, Google optimized and entirely compliant with the guidelines and standards of these times. The most important difference between the old and the new site of BrabantZorg is that the experience of the user is much more positive due to the userfriendliness.

Would you like to know more? About public facing websites based on SharePoint or what else we can do? Please contact us!

Rapid Circle wins “European Microsoft Cloud First Partner Healthcare” award

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Rapid Circle has been chosen as the winner of the ‘European Microsoft Cloud First Partner Healthcare’ award at the ‘EU Health Innovation Event’ in Brussel. We are very proud that Microsoft sees us as one of the most important partners for working with the Microsoft Cloud for healthcare. Microsoft: “We recognize Rapid Circle for leading the cloud business in Europe.” 

For Rapid Circle is Cloud a very important part of our vision and strategy. We believe that the Microsoft Cloud is an important platform for innovation and better healthcare. We are dedicated to the Microsoft Cloud for the last 5 years, to reach our goals: Innovative, user friendly and cross-application app’s. We are very proud that our method and focus on Cloud are recommended with this award.

Microsoft says that our creativity, the way we speak the language of our customers and all of our work for lots of healthcare organizations in and around the Netherlands brought us the award for ‘European Microsoft First Partner Healthcare’. With this we serve as a model for Europe, regarding migrating to the cloud and knowing what is relevant for cloud adoption.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - "Off course we also participate in the battle agains ALS"

Being challenged in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? Off course we step up! "Surely we also participate in the battle agains ALS", says Harold Punter in the video with the Ice Bucket Challenge of Rapid Circle. A fun wat to generate attention and extra resources for a serious cause; the rare neurological disease ALS. "In this wat we contribute to the research of this terrible disease".

As Microsoft Healthcare partner Rapid Circle happily supports this cause. "ALS is a disease with approximately 1000 victims a year, to which no cure is available. Hopefully we can change this together", says Harold. In return, Rapid Circle challenges PQR, Agile Software and Mavention to contribute as well. Because it is as the ALS foundation states on their website: "There's only one way to ban ALS, and that is through research. And research is not cheap."