Brown-Forman Corporation

Provided a sustainable, cloud-based collaboration platform to globally connect employees


Challenge: Brown-Forman Moves Further Into The Cloud

  • Previous Salesforce implementation drove a need for email, contacts, and calendar to be housed in the cloud
  • Cost concerns regarding long -term IT maintainability and stability for previous Microsoft Exchange and Outlook systems
  • Regional offices, multiple distribution centers, and field reps created a need for centralized infrastructure
  • Executive team concerned with loss of productivity during migration
  • Traditional company model produced fear of change

Solution: Google Apps Solution for 3000+ Users - 9 Month Project

  • Migrated user content for 3,000+ global Brown-Forman employees - including emails, contacts, and calendar
  • Provided project management and planning oversight for the following areas - design, infrastructure, and execution
  • Helped drive user adoption with customized trainings for 5 regional phases– including individualized communications and trainings
  • On-site concierge support helped manage expectations after implementation
  • Partnered with WorkWise to develop a FAQ/Quick Help user adoption site - site included screenshots of a “Typical Monday Morning" and quick tips

Results: Google Apps Completes Move To The Cloud

  • Google apps globally connects regional offices, multiple distribution warehouses, and field employees using any device anywhere in the world using power of the cloud
  • Regional migrations successfully mitigates negative business impact, including lost profits and downtime
  • Collaboration with WorkWise and Appirio teams created a positive user adoption program
  • Long-term cost savings with sustainable IT infrastructure