5 Global Brands That Use Microsoft Teams

Whether it’s endorsements, testimonials or reviews, knowing who uses a product or service is a great way to see whether it’s reliable, useful and worth the investment. It’s known as social proof – we trust something more if our peers use it. That’s no different when it comes to communication technology.

Given the breadth of options out there, checking who uses what can give you an idea of which solutions are suited to your needs. So, how does Microsoft Teams measure up on the social proof scale?

The answer is – pretty impressively!

Read on as we look at five global brands that use Microsoft Teams…

1.   Barclays

With 120,000 employees across 40 countries, it’s hard to find a better example of a global brand than Barclays. In 2022, the international bank chose Microsoft Teams as its preferred collaboration platform with multi-year agreements across the globe.

The goal was to allow employees to work together in a modern, dynamic manner. That’s reportedly been achieved with better collaboration and communication, plus a significant reduction in unnecessary email traffic.

2.   Air France

As an international airline, it will come as no surprise that Air France KLM staff are spread across the 90+ countries the airline serves. But did you know that they have a total workforce of over 80,000 people?

From cabin crew to ground staff in multiple locations, keeping everyone connected is no mean feat. Thankfully, Microsoft Teams does exactly that. It works on all devices to provide a mobile work environment without any compromise for managers on desktop. It also integrates seamlessly with OneNote to share schedules and duties, with the high level of security that’s a must for any airline.

3.   Beiersdorf

While you might be more familiar with its leading brand, Nivea, Beiersdorf is a multinational company behind a wide range of personal care products. Selling in over 200 countries requires 19,000 staff with distribution centers and production facilities in each region.

Thankfully, the barriers of culture, language and local preference are no problem for Microsoft Teams. With a microservice approach, every region, country and employee can get the right apps and functionality to fit their working style and requirements.

4.   Crocs

It’s not just personal care products that people need. What about shoes?

Since launching in 2002, it’s estimated that over 700 million pairs of Crocs have been sold in more than 90 countries. While its 4,000 staff and 8 locations don’t match the scale of others on this list, Crocs is undoubtedly a global brand that needs to stay connected to colleagues, retailers and customers.

Those needs are met with Microsoft Teams, which was praised for allowing continuity through COVID-19. “Teams is one tool that consolidates all the rich productivity tools of the Microsoft 365 environment in one place,” says Mike Feliton, Crocs’ Chief Information Officer. “Using Microsoft Teams, we brought our global team together.”

5.   Aura

Last but certainly not least is Aura. As an advocate of Microsoft Teams since the early days, we certainly practice what we preach.

We adopted the solution initially in 2019 as an internal tool to keep employees connected across the world. But it’s now used as our comprehensive voice, video and collaboration system for all internal and external communications.

Like many other global brands, it set us up to not just survive, but remain fully productive during the pandemic. That’s just one of the many reasons why we recommend it to so many of our own clients.

Get the right technology for your needs

Microsoft Teams is a flexible, feature-rich solution that’s perfect for so many global organizations. But it’s not the only way in which we can help your business. As a global multi-vendor service provider, Aura is dedicated to finding the right technology based on your exact requirements.

If you’d like to talk more about how we can help, and whether Microsoft Teams is right for you, don’t hesitate to contact our team. We’re here to help you build the organization of the future – but today!

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