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How we adopted Pixelbooks and G Suite and changed ATB Financial’s work culture, step by step
SoftWatch to Offer its Chromebook Adoption Readiness (CBAR) Tool to Chrome Enterprise Customers
Red Energy is Maximizing its G Suite Usage with Softwatch OptimizeIT SaaS Solution. Softwatch usage analysis provides vital information that enables significantly drive its G Suite adoption.
And that's why Microsoft observers should be especially concerned about a report from Softwatch which suggested most people with Office installed don't use it much -- if at all.
Along with Softwatch's CloudIT, other products include London-based 1E's AppClarity, which provides visibility into unused server and endpoint software licenses.
Softwatch Launches OptimizeIT Enterprise to Provide Application Usage Information, CPU and Bandwidth Analysis to Assist Google Cloud Platform Transition
The city of Rovaniemi moved to Google services with Softwatch The city of Rovaniemi sets an example for other Finnish cities and municipalities by moving their digital services to the cloud with the assistance of the Softwatch Google solution. The city of Rovaniemi has also acquired Chromebooks and already has 3,000 in use.
Cargotec expedites its G Suite adoption using SoftWatch SaaS Solutions SoftWatch has assisted Cargotec in providing unique usage analytics, enabling the planning, execution and monitoring of G Suite adoption and removal of MS Office Licenses.
Following its CloudIT for Google solution that enables corporations to evaluate their readiness to move to Google Apps and to manage the transition, Softwatch today announces CloudIT 365.
About 80 percent of people don’t really use Office applications in a sophisticated way — some never open the applications, some only view documents, and some only do light editing.
With the launch of its new SaaS analytics application Israel-based Softwatch offers IT managers the ability to get real-life usage data from Microsoft Office so they return on investment
Softwatch announces Patent certification ​Protecting SoftWatch's unique method of analyzing application usage & optimizing the transition of productivity suites and enterprise applications to the cloud.
Meet Google’s new secret weapon against Microsoft Office The search giant will now have its salesforce and resellers actively push the SoftWatch’s service to organizations considering to adopt G Suite in an effort to make its value proposition more persuasive.
Google’s SoftWatch Deal: MS Office Killer or Optimizer Google is betting that SoftWatch’s study results will provide compelling evidence for both current and prospective Google customers to re-think the cost of their current MS Office licensing agreements.
Google resellers to attack Office licence 'overkill' Google is arming its resellers with a tool that can expose overspending on Microsoft Office licences.
Google wages price war but partners are the secret weapon The company has been working with Google resellers for some time; now it has secured the biggest prize – Google's blessing. The search giant will encourage its salesforce and global Apps resellers "to work with SoftWatch and offer the service to customers across the globe".
Delfingen Selects SoftWatch to Drive G Suite Adoption and Optimize Microsoft License Spending OptimizeIT Premium enabled Delfingen to plan, execute and monitor the transition to G Suite, apply change management processes and reduce excess license spending through rightsizing their Microsoft license budget.
gPartner by Devoteam and SoftWatch Team Up "We have worked with SoftWatch for some time now and felt that it's time to strengthen our partnership," said Olivier Chanoux, CoFounder at gPartner by Devoteam.
Mesa County uses SoftWatch "SoftWatch services brought us tremendous insights to our real usage of MS Office and how we can expedite the adoption of G Suite services," said Troy Flick, IT manager at Mesa County.
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Graeme Hendry
Graeme HendryService Delivery Manager at AG Barr plc
"We used Softwatch to take the guesswork out or our laptop refresh project, making sure we could leverage the Chrome device range instead of placing expensive Windows devices, initial findings show we can leverage 60+ chrome laptops in place of Windows devices, with absolutely no impact, and the option to investigate 200+ more user cases where we can educate and migrate.

On top of that it's also given clarity to the Office vs Gsuite debate and will allow us during the refresh to make a conscious effort to get our teams more embedded in the Google Gsuite realm that we are invested in, the savings in hardware and software licensing can be significant, the Softwatch team have been great throughout"

<br/>Giovanni Brambatti

Giovanni Brambatti
IT Operations Manager at iGuizinni
“... Softwatch was a valuable partner in the migration phase of our Google G Suite project. The information provided by the Softwatch analysis allowed us to have a complete overview of the actual use of our software applications and provided better support in the migration to Google G Suite.”
<br/>Lucy Aston

Lucy Aston
CIO at Red Energy
“... Results of the Softwatch analysis revealed that Red Energy could reduce its dependency on its legacy productivity suite by more than 90 percent...Softwatch provided detailed analytics to help investigate and better understand our 'more intensive' Microsoft Office users, which helped with migrating users to the Google G Suite tools..."
<br/>Harri Ihalainen

Harri Ihalainen
Rovaniemi's IT Manager
“...Rovaniemi mocked the use of Office's current situation with Softwatch software during the crackdown. The results were shocking: According to the report, the power users of Microsoft Office Word were 4.9% (129 users) and 1.9% (50 users) of Excel in the reporting the moment, the city of Rovaniemi already has 3000 Chromebook’s in use...”
<br/>Bob Kinney<br/>

Bob Kinney
VP Information Technology at Digital First
“... Digital First Media has successfully implemented Softwatch usage analysis solution to expedite the adoption of a wide range of G Suite services by company employees…"
<br/>Alessandro Corti<br/>

Alessandro Corti
Innovation Specialist and Role Management Specialist at Fontana.
“... Fontana Gruppo expedites its G Suite adoption and reduces MS Office licenses using Softwatch OptimizeIT solution…” Alessandro Corti, Innovation Specialist and Role Management Specialist at Fontana.
<br/>Thomas Bayard<br/>

Thomas Bayard
Program Director, at Cargotec.
“...Softwatch has assisted Cargotec in providing unique usage analytics, enabling the planning, execution and monitoring of G Suite adoption and removal of MS Office Licenses…”
Barry Hensch
Barry HenschHead of Technology & Data Enablement, Transformation
..."with the help of Softwatch analytics, ATB Financial effectively reduced its MS Office usage by 57 per cent, and the total interactive hours spent using each application over the last year dropped 61 per cent for Excel, 54 per cent for Word and 46 per cent for PowerPoint."