Imdaad to run on Microsoft Cloud
Facilities management group deploys Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft StaffHub
Imdaad, the Dubai-based facilities management company, is shifting its email, employee scheduling and productivity tools to Microsoft Cloud.
To resolve creeping security issues, a limited IT for its workforce, and a plethora of paper-based processes that were slowing the fast-growing company down, Imdaad has deployed Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft StaffHub, a cloud-based business collaboration app designed for mobile workers.
Arif Alyedaiwi, director of IT and procurement, Imdaad facilities said, “By extending IT to every member of the team — whether frontline deskless staffers, cleaners or helpers on the trucks assisting clients on-site - we are able to engage with everyone in the company, who now all have an Imdaad digital identity.”
Imdaad’s StaffHub deployment involved moving its existing 600-user mailboxes of the company’s senior staff to the cloud and adding 4,000 more. The StaffHub mobile app allows in-the-field employees to manage schedules, check their emails, apply for leave, obtain salary slips, and gain access to company announcements and the corporate portal.
Another part of Imdaad’s business strategy was to lift the heavy workload from its internal IT staff to a cloud provider. “The reduction in IT workload and costs by going to the cloud has been quite significant,” explained Alyedaiwi. “This also has a direct link to our capability to win business, as the reduction in costs represents expenditure we no longer need to carry. Combined with the move to paperless working, which gives us the flexibility to organize ourselves very quickly for any new opportunity, we expect to now win contracts we would have probably not been considered for previously.”
Since the implementation of Microsoft Office 365 and StaffHub solution, Imdaad has seen measurable improvements in its business. Employee satisfaction rates have gone up from 50% to 80%, while productivity and efficiency metrics have also increased, the company said.
“Technology is increasingly providing a competitive advantage to organizations looking to thrive in the digital economy, drive change and unlock new business opportunities,” said Ibrahim Youssry, head of public sector, Microsoft Gulf “Imdaad’s journey of digital transformation is a remarkable example of how it is leveraging Microsoft innovations and solutions to create entirely new ways of working together - engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform its services.”