The role of IT has changed dramatically over the past few years as the world shifted to hybrid work. IT leaders today advise on a breadth of capital expenditures and play an increasingly central role in the employee experience—occasionally resulting in a complex patchwork of tools and solutions to support and manage.
Now more than ever, IT leaders need to reduce cost and complexity while empowering a digitally connected and distributed workforce in an uncertain economic environment. Microsoft 365 is the cloud-first platform that brings together the capabilities organizations need in a secure, integrated experience—powered by data and AI—to help people work better and smarter.
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A new Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft 365 E3 study by Forrester Consulting, commissioned by Microsoft, found that adopting Microsoft 365 E3 saved composite organizations USD1,500 per user per year, with a return on investment of 205 percent and a payback period of less than three months. The report details three ways organizations can reduce cost and complexity with Microsoft 365:
- Eliminate redundant solutions. Moving to Microsoft 365 E3, the composite organization can cut licensing spending by an average of USD55 per user per month—a 60 percent reduction in per-user licensing costs—while also reducing device spending by another 23 percent. We’ve heard from IT leaders about the redundant and overlapping solutions they’ve been asked to support over the last two years. This latest study shows how Microsoft 365 can help free you to cut redundant licenses for products across communications, chat and collaboration, file sharing, endpoint management, email, storage, mobile device management, identity and access management, information protection and labeling, and endpoint protection.
- Simplify IT management. Moving to Microsoft 365 E3, the composite organization can reduce time spent deploying and managing new software by 25 percent using Microsoft Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Intune, decrease endpoint configuration times by 75 percent by using Windows Autopilot, reduce the time required to set up a user on a new endpoint by 75 percent by leveraging Microsoft’s modern application stack, and eliminate 15 percent of help desk tickets while reducing time to resolve remaining tickets by another 15 percent.
- Protect and support a digitally connected, distributed hybrid workforce. Finally, moving to Microsoft 365 E3, the composite organization can save users an average of 60 hours per year through improved productivity. Other benefits included reduced travel and related expenses by 25 percent, as well as a substantial reduction in the risk of a security breach using granular Conditional Access policies, detailed and integrated security logs, multifactor authentication, and the overall security of Azure.
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Moreover, a top reason IT decision-makers gave for adopting Microsoft 365 E3 was gaining the flexibility to reallocate IT admins and operations full-time equivalent (FTE) to other functions. One manufacturing customer was simply quoted as saying: “Microsoft is an essential partner in our transition to supporting hybrid working models.”
Download the Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft 365 E3 study now to learn more about the measurable impact Microsoft 365 can deliver for your organization and learn how Microsoft can help you do more with less.
Watch the on-demand Microsoft Ignite session, Unlock new experiences across Microsoft 365 to lower costs and empower employees, to learn more.