As a company that leads in the New, Accenture innovates for its clients, its operations and its people.
To enhance the way employees work, Accenture is equipping its more than 400,000 people with more cloud-based capabilities. One key capability was the deployment of Microsoft OneDrive for Business. For Accenture, the business case was compelling: OneDrive for Business offered secure file storage in the cloud, cost savings in keeping laptop hard drives small, and new usability and collaboration capabilities.
Microsoft OneDrive for Business fits with several of Accenture’s IT strategic directions—being cloud first, enhancing security and empowering Accenture’s people with a new way of working. In addition, Microsoft demonstrated the proven ability to scale to meet Accenture’s needs and OneDrive offered seamless integration with Microsoft Office. These and other factors led Accenture’s internal IT organization to deploy OneDrive company-wide.
To promote the adoption and acceleration of OneDrive, change management was critical. A three-part plan was developed:
Messaging is pushed out regularly by internal communications vehicles, videos, internal social media, blogs and adoption scorecards. Rather than mandating a company-wide change, Accenture chose to let employees do the adoption when the time is right for them and learn more about it on their own.
Once Accenture people are aware of OneDrive, the next step is to help them start using it and understand it, aided by several transition enablers:
A Business Data Migration tool that helps users tackle what is often the biggest adoption hurdle—performing the initial load of all their files to OneDrive.
Videos that demonstrate the best ways of using OneDrive.
Accenture’s regularly occurring PC upgrade process that encourages employees to move all their files to OneDrive first, helping also to reduce the time to perform an upgrade by around 50%.
Once Accenture people start to use OneDrive, the goal is to support them in continuing to use it through online training workshops and a technology support site. Information is easy to find, enables individuals to expand their knowledge of OneDrive at their own pace and get help if issues arise.
More than 400,000 Accenture users are enabled for OneDrive for Business with more than 100,000 active users and growing. Adoption at scale is a major undertaking, but is progressing steadily.
As Accenture people move to OneDrive, they and Accenture are experiencing new benefits:
FILES MOVE FROM PC TO SECURE CLOUD
SMALL LAPTOP HARD DRIVES = COST SAVINGS
EMPLOYEES CAN WORK FROM ANY DEVICE
REAL-TIME COLLABORATION AND EDITING
As Accenture leads in the New, OneDrive is a major component of the company’s move to digitally enable employees.