Accenture’s multiyear journey to Office 365 began with successfully moving the company’s on-premise collaboration infrastructure to the cloud. It was a cost play, resulting in 25 percent savings on Exchange and SharePoint costs and delivered a return on investment in one year. Year over year, operating costs reductions continue at 25 percent.
The journey has since evolved to supporting Accenture’s digital worker vision by providing new capabilities that enable Accenture employees to quickly embrace the latest capabilities for working digitally and productively. New Office 365 capabilities will let employees work in new and leading ways and Accenture is doing all of this at huge scale.
As of March 2017, Accenture had around 417,000 mailboxes on vNext, 13,000 SharePoint sites consuming 140 TB of data. For OneDrive, approximately 437,000 users have been enabled, around 330,000 of them are enabled with Sync client. Accenture has around 344 million files stored, consuming 941 TB of storage. All Accenture users are enabled for Office by default. Current and future capabilities will help teams to stay organized and up to date, better manage user in boxes, present information in useful ways and much more.
Looking ahead, internal IT's focus is to further enable Accenture’s digital worker vision of enhancing productivity by continuing to deploy new capabilities as they are made available.