Simon didn’t beat around the bush, he said 365 would cover all of our needs and they were selling a metaphorical shed load of it at the moment.
Between Skype for Business, One Drive, Sharepoint and then our regular office tools there wasn’t a lot we couldn’t do with it.
Unified World I decided to call head quarters first and I was met with Sophie who listened to my problem and then promptly said she didn’t really understand what I was after.
Although he likes the ‘free’ nature of the applications currently in use he realises they aren’t really getting the job done in the most efficient way as the process is so fragmented.
He wants to know what is out there for him to connect with his roaming workforce and enable them to communicate with their office based colleagues so they are at their most productive.
I tried to pin him down on prices and he said for a generic user we are looking at around £15/m if we went with Vodafone.
Simon told me they use 365 throughout the business and it’s great for those people in the office or those on the move.
I wanted a bit more on pricing but got a “it sort of depends” answer, everything Unified World generally do was through Vodafone so if we were looking for some mobiles they could potentially provide those and tie in the 365 with that which would give us a discount.
This month our Mystery Caller wants to do something about the way his team are collaborating in and out of the office.There is no structure and his employees are using several different consumer services to get the job done.which also happens to be my tactic for communicating abroad! Undeterred by this false start I rang the regional number for London and got through to Mark, he instantly understood what I wanted a transferred me to the sales team.Second time round she got it and transferred me to someone else. I was pretty much half way through explaining my situation for a third time when Simon the salesman pretty much shouted “Office 365” at me!If we didn’t want that then we would just end up paying retail for it directly from Microsoft.Simon asked me a few questions regarding users and where we were based etc.