Castle Ceilings specialise in supplying and installation of suspended ceilings and partitioning. Based in Berkshire, they employ 20 (sub-contact) tradesman around the south east working with many well known companies in the commercial and public sectors.
They had been using a hosted Microsoft service. Ross Stuart Managing Director required an enterprise suite of tools that enabled them the flexibility to work from any location. Not being based in one place meant that they also need to collaborate on projects so were looking for a really simple way of doing this.
Ross said “Our legacy email system was costing a lot of money and only really supplied email services which was also quoted to 1Mb. Whilst on the whole the service was reliable there had also been times when system was down which was always at the worst times. We had no disaster recovery process so using a Google solution has solved both problems. Client data was not an issue in the early days of the business however many of the big building contractors expect a more secure way of protecting both their and clients information.”
Ross wanted a simpler way and spoke to Webster Consulting who suggested a 30 day FREE trial of Google Apps for Business which would run alongside the existing systems for a true comparison test.
“Castle Ceilings operates from two locations as well as being regularly on site it was clear a mobile solution was the way forward. With the easy to understand short tutorials the conversion on the day was trouble free and painless” Stuart said. “The fact any authorised person can change/alter/update documents has certainly really helped Castle Ceilings. All our essential documents are in one place and we only ever have one version to work with.”
We would certainly recommend Google Apps and Webster Consulting to anyone.