The Wonderful Company – Case Study

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The Wonderful Company Case study

The Wonderful Company – Case Study

The Wonderful Company is a privately held, $4 billion global enterprise with 8,500 employees worldwide who are dedicated to growing, harvesting and bringing to market healthy, nutritious and natural “real foods” to consumers everywhere. The Wonderful Company is focused on supporting healthy brands for healthy lifestyles through an unwavering commitment to quality, consistency, and safety across every part of the organization.

As early adopters of Office 365 and Azure, The Wonderful Company understands the value of investing in cloud-based IT solutions. However, the company quickly came to realize that the generic reporting and administration features offered by Microsoft were lacking the necessary capabilities to effectively manage their distributed businesses. A major requirement was the ability to delegate specific admin permissions and data visibility to the different IT groups supporting each business division.

The Wonderful Company researched all available options and found that 4ward365 offered the most comprehensive management and reporting solution to meet its business needs and help the company improve management of its Office 365 environment. Daniel Park, the manager for Information Systems, cites 4ward365 as being the only integrated solution that could handle all the management and reporting needs for Office 365.
In October 2016, The Wonderful Company moved forward with the deployment of 4ward365. The solution has been instrumental in the company’s newfound ability to manage its business units as separate entities—empowering each IT group with unique capabilities—and streamline many of its administrative tasks.
4ward365’s built-in and customizable reports have been extremely valuable to The Wonderful Company. The different IT groups are now able to manage independent license pools assigned to each business unit. Since the solution was deployed, Park has found close to 400 accounts that were licensed, but inactive. With this information, Park and his team were able to reassign or revoke certain licenses, enabling them to improve budget forecasts. The team has now implemented a proactive license management methodology to ensure the company is rarely oversubscribed.
In less than four months, 4ward365 has enabled The Wonderful Company to optimize its license management and reconstruct Office 365 into a set of virtual-tenants assigned for each business division in the company. These virtual-tenants have provided a completely segmented environment with the appropriate security boundaries to delegate admin rights and management permissions that allow each business division to support their users independently.

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