Companies across the globe face increasing pressure to stay competitive and meet their customers’ needs. Tools that allow teams to share ideas instantly, attend meetings remotely, collaborate from anywhere in real time and work on the go are helping companies innovate and engage customers in this new competitive landscape. These types of outcomes are possible only by “pure” cloud-based architectures that overcome the inefficiencies of legacy desktop-centric computing.
While it’s easy to understand how collaboration and mobility impact our day-to-day work, it’s more difficult for organizations to quantify these benefits in monetary terms.
So Google commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study examining the value that Google customers achieve by implementing Google Apps for Work. Forrester measured the total economic impact over three years for organizations moving from legacy on-premise infrastructure to Google’s web-based solution. To quantify the complete value of Google Apps for Work, including collaboration and productivity benefits, they interviewed six of our current customers. They then aggregated each piece of customer feedback to create a representative composite organization on which to base the development of a Total Economic Impact model.
The composite organization is a global B2B multinational services company with 10,000 employees using Google Apps for Work and $4 billion in annual revenue. The analysis they completed showed that this composite organization would realize millions in collaboration and mobility efficiencies in the course of three years.
Here are a few highlights from the report:
Though these findings are the result of in-depth analysis, we strongly encourage any Google Apps customer to conduct their own impact analysis to see what specific benefits they experience from using Google Apps for Work.
Use this interactive model based on Forrester's Total Economic Impact framework to estimate the ROI of Google Apps for Work for your business.
Hear more about this research from Sean McCormick, Senior Consultant, Total Economic Impact & Ted Schadler, Vice President, Principal Analyst at Forrester.