Hartmann & Keppler find Google Apps for Business speeds up communication
Tradepage, an authorised reseller of the Google Apps™ suite of communication and collaboration tools partnered with Hartmann & Keppler, one of Johannesburg’s premier hand-made furniture manufacturers and retailers, to go Google and improve their communication and productivity by working in the cloud.
With the obvious enterprise-wide benefits of cloud computing, Tradepage have become the technology partner of choice as a Google Apps for Business reseller when it comes to cloud migration and deployment. With over 15 Google Certified Specialists, Tradepage has already partnered with hundreds of clients to migrate them from their legacy mail platforms to the Google Apps for Business suite resulting in lowered costs, enhanced flexibility and the ability to create new revenue streams.
“Google Apps for Business was a perfect choice for Hartmann & Keppler due to their need for real-time collaboration on documents and the ability to access their emails from anywhere and on a diverse range of devices,” said David Gray, Head of Sales at Tradepage.
David Gray recently rejoined Tradepage as their Head of Sales after working for the leading South African Microsoft Hosted Exchange provider for the past three years. David, already a Microsoft specialist and now a Google Apps for Business specialist talks about the benefits of working in the cloud, “Our clients that have gone Google work in the future, which means no more server upgrades and no expanding licensing fees. This enables them to move their IT expenditure from a traditional CAPEX model to an OPEX pay-per-use model, freeing them from constrictive legacy systems. And being fully BEE certified ensures our clients are meeting their IT procurement goals when they team with Tradepage.”
“Having our email, calendar and documents all in one place and online was important to us,” says Reinhard Hartmann, Director of Hartmann & Keppler. “It has speeded up communication unbelievably – making changes live on documents while sitting in different offices has drastically improved our productivity. And, importantly, my team have embraced it and find it very simple to use.”
Google Apps brings simple, powerful communication and collaboration tools to organisations of any size – all hosted by Google to streamline setup, minimise maintenance, and reduce IT costs. With Gmail (including Google email security), Google Calendar, and integrated chat, users can stay connected and work together with ease. And, using Google Docs and Google Sites, which include word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and website creation tools, they can share files and collaborate in real-time, keeping versions organised and available wherever and whenever users work.