Imdaad has adopted Microsoft cloud and productivity solutions to transform into a modern workplace of the digital era. The move has revolutionized the company’s operations by improving efficiency, enhancing security and reducing overall IT costs, empowering Imdaad to achieve more.
Imdaad’s digital transformation journey to empower employees and optimise its operations began with the implementation of Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft StaffHub, a cloud-based business collaboration app designed for the mobile workforce, that puts the office in their pocket and take it with them wherever they go.
“By extending IT to every member of the team — whether frontline deskless staffers, cleaners or helpers on the trucks assisting clients on-site – we are able to engage with everyone in the company, who now all have an Imdaad digital identity,” said Arif Alyedaiwi, Director of IT and Procurement, Imdaad facilities.
Imdaad’s StaffHub deployment involved moving its existing 600-user mailboxes of the company’s senior staff to the cloud and adding 4,000 more. Driven by the ‘intelligent cloud and the intelligent edge’ to empower workforces, the StaffHub mobile-app allows in-the-field employees to manage schedules, check their emails, apply for leave, obtain salary slips, and gain access to company announcements and the corporate portal.
“The reduction in IT workload and costs by going to the cloud has been quite significant,” explained Alyedaiwi. “This also has a direct link to our capability to win business, as the reduction in costs represents expenditure we no longer need to carry. Combined with the move to paperless working, which gives us the flexibility to organize ourselves very quickly for any new opportunity, we expect to now win contracts we would have probably not been considered for previously.”
Since the implementation of Microsoft Office 365 and StaffHub solution, Imdaad has seen measurable improvements in its business. Employee satisfaction rates have gone up from 50% to 80%, while productivity and efficiency metrics have also increased.
“Imdaad’s journey of digital transformation is a remarkable example of how it is leveraging Microsoft innovations and solutions to create entirely new ways of working together – engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform its services.” Ibrahim Youssry, Head of Public Sector, Microsoft Gulf