Today kicks off Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 and throughout the week, we’ll be posting stories from our partners who’ve successfully grown their business, reached more customers and unlocked new business with Office 365.
Today’s post is written by Reed Wilson, Founder and President of Palmetto Technology Group (PTG). PTG is a Microsoft Cloud Champion, Cloud Accelerate partner and Cloud deployment partner providing technology solutions including Office 365, Dynamics CRM, Private Cloud, and IT Infrastructure to businesses and enterprises nationally.
People are at the foundation of our business. As founder and president of Palmetto Technology Group (PTG), I work tirelessly with my team to ensure our clients’ specific business needs are met. With Office 365, we’ve been able to have more meaningful, longer-term conversations with our customers about their IT processes, helping them drive better strategic decisions that move their business forward vs. having them worry about maintenance and upkeep.
We’ve helped shift the way companies like Steve Moore Chevrolet and South Carolina chapter of the Make-A-Wish foundation work by helping them implement Office 365 and providing unified IT systems that allow them to focus on running their business. Now, these companies have the ability to access important content from any place, at any time, wherever they need to get their work done.
At PTG, we’re big believers that technology should work for you–not against you. What really separates Microsoft is the company’s commitment to offering hybrid-cloud solutions. We’ve found that some companies may not want to be all-cloud and with Office 365 they don’t have to compromise. We’ve found that customers expect a Cloud migration to be easy for end users–almost seamless. Office 365 helps us deliver that experience to the end user better than any other Cloud Productivity Suite. It simply works the way our customers work: whether that be the rich client of Office, through the browser, or on mobile devices. Office 365 is a no compromise solution that scales from SMB to Enterprise.
Office 365 has led to exponential growth in our own business while also paving the way for more long-term recurring revenue opportunities. We’ve delivered over 25,000 Office 365 seats, gained over 500 new customers, and increased our revenue by over 150%. What’s more, by leveraging Microsoft’s expertise and resources available to us as partners, the options to be more successful via the cloud are limitless and enable us to provide better support for our customers each and every day.