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  • Philz Coffee

    Philz Coffee

  • Ahold

    Ahold

  • The Roche Group

    The Roche Group

  • YETI Coolers

    YETI Coolers

  • Bowery Lane Bicycles

    Bowery Lane Bicycles

  • Journal Communications

    Journal Communications

  • Banshee Wines

    Banshee Wines

  • Brady Corporation

    Brady Corporation

  • Celestica

    Celestica

  • National Geographic

    National Geographic

  • Design Within Reach

    Design Within Reach

  • Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

    Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

  • Spyder

    Spyder

  • Tiger Lily Florist

    Tiger Lily Florist

  • "We want to worry about brewing the perfect cup of coffee, not what's happening with our email accounts"

    Why Google Apps

    • Our old system tied us to individual computers and wasn't user friendly.

    Benefits

    • In 20 minutes we set up Google Apps, gave everyone their usernames and passwords, and our 30 managers across all store locations were instantly connected.
    • We can now go on any computer in the world and it feels like we are in the office, without actually needing to be in the office.
    • We do a lot of qualitative reporting at Philz so we’re creating a Docs template that will help us aggregate customer reviews, form focus categories, make priority lists, and establish timelines.

    Philz Coffee

    Philz Coffee is a chain of coffee shops specializing in customized blends of different beans from around the world.

    • Region: North America
    • Industry: Retail
    • Size: Small business
  • “The new employees coming into our company expect more from technology. When we implemented Google Apps, they wondered why we didn't move to the platform sooner”

    Why Google Apps

    • We like Google's approach to continuous improvement -- we get new features and functions on an ongoing basis without the cost and delays of major releases
    • Features such as Google+ Hangouts and Gmail translation really help a global company like Ahold operating in multiple time zones and languages

    Benefits

    • The Google Apps collaboration environment is supporting global teams working on implementing our new business strategy
    • The cloud environment allowed us to consolidate multiple local systems into one global platform
    • As a grocery retailer, it's easier for us to provide Google Apps to our stores; they use it as part of their team workflow processes
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    Ahold

    Ahold is an international food retailing group that operates leading supermarkets like Giant, Peapod and Stop & Shop in the United States and Europe

    • Region: Global
    • Industry: Retail
    • Size: Large business
  • "Google Apps will allow our employees to focus on what matters most - saving patients' lives"

    Why Google Apps

    • We were impressed with the outstanding service and rapid innovation of Google Apps
    • We wanted a single product for our 90,000 employees to work better together, from anywhere

    Benefits

    • Our employees are spread across 140 countries but with Google Apps we feel closer together
    • We can focus on our business instead of dealing with deployments since adding new users is so easy
    • We are removing communication barriers for our employees and that is really helping them work from anywhere
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    The Roche Group

    The Roche Group is a global leader in research-focused healthcare

    • Region: Global
    • Industry: Healthcare
    • Size: Large business
  • "Google Apps has provided the way to grow from 2 employees in 2006 to 55 today"

    Why Google Apps

    • We were trying to keep up with a high volume of dealer inquiries and make sure we followed-up
    • We were all sharing a Gmail account and didn't have the communication and collaboration tools to keep up with how fast we were growing
    • We wanted to be able to better manage and organize company meetings.

    Benefits

    • Having an @yeticoolers.com email address makes the company more professional and has helped us get more leads
    • We've been able to track and manage sales leads with Google spreadsheets, increasing conversion by 30%.

    YETI Coolers

    YETI Coolers offers durable, super-insulated ice chests for serious outdoor enthusiasts.

    • Region: North America
    • Industry: Manufacturing
    • Size: Small business
  • "With most of our business software needs taken care of, we can focus on our main goal - manufacturing the best bikes we can"

    Why Google Apps

    • As our business grew, we needed a more professional email address
    • We had been relying on a network of friends and part-time freelancers and had trouble managing schedules without a shared calendar
    • Business processes were tedious and time-consuming without the tools to automate them

    Benefits

    • We now have professional email addresses on our company domain
    • Google Docs forms reduce time spent on repetitive but crucial business processes
    • Our showroom is viewed by appointment only, so we use Google Calendar for all of our scheduling.
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    Bowery Lane Bicycles

    Bowery Lane Bicycles makes affordable bikes for urban cyclists.

    • Region: North America
    • Industry: Manufacturing
    • Size: Small business
  • "Google Apps allows us access using any device, any time, anywhere, and that's what news is"

    Why Google Apps

    • Email and calendar have evolved from nice-to-have tools to mission-critical business applications.
    • Our goal was to bring multiple IT divisions together and have them start working more collaboratively

    Benefits

    • We track the on-time start of our presses and product flow through Google spreadsheets and retool our processes to be more efficient
    • We save 10% of a our time a week just by using spreadsheets for our financial reports
    • We know our data is stored safely in the cloud and accessible from anywhere on any device

    Journal Communications

    Journal Communications owns and operates radio and television stations, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper, and several newspapers and publications in the Midwest.

    • Region: North America
    • Industry: Media
    • Size: Large business
  • "Google Apps has helped us keep our business together as we've grown across the country."

    Why Google Apps

    • We expanded from one to 27 states rapidly and needed a way to do that while staying as connected as we were on day one
    • Without a physical office to work from, we turned to Google Apps to create a virtual one

    Benefits

    • We can pull up our email on our phones as we walk through the vineyards
    • We have weekly Hangouts across coasts to stay up-to-date on orders
    • We're able to keep track of sales information, manage employees who are spread out across the country, and be accessible at any time on our mobile devices.

    Banshee Wines

    Banshee Wines is a small wine business based in California's Sonoma County.

    • Region: North America
    • Industry: Manufacturing
    • Size: Small business
  • "Google Apps has brought teams together across language barriers and time zones"

    Why Google Apps

    • We needed an IT environment that could grow as fast we were
    • We wanted IT to do more than routine maintenance
    • We wanted an affordable way to help our global teams work together

    Benefits

    • Our IT department can go beyond maintenance to understanding the business needs at a personal level
    • Our overall time to business value has been drastically improved
    • We can add new users at 1/4 the cost of our old model
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    Brady Corporation

    Brady Corp. is a manufacturer of safety and signage products

    • Region: Global
    • Industry: Manufacturing
    • Size: Large business
  • "With Google Apps, the stress of compiling edits in time for a meeting or using the final version of a presentation is gone"

    Why Google Apps

    • With 19,000 employees, someone is always working. We needed a platform that could help us work across timezones and languages to be more productive

    Benefits

    • We can meet spontaneously using Google+ Hangouts or draft our team strategy simultaneously in a Google doc
    • Because we’re no longer tied to different time zones or other people’s schedules, we can work together where we want, when we want.
    • We’re accomplishing more together and faster than before.
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    Celestica

    Celestica is a supply chain solutions company that provides design and manufacturing, end-to-end product lifecycle solutions

    • Region: North America
    • Industry: Technology
    • Size: Large business
  • "No matter what happens in the field, we never lose anything because it's in the cloud"

    Why Google Apps

    • Users can be demanding and push the envelope in terms of technology. We were really looking for a cloud solution & Google had the best price performance value.

    Benefits

    • It has given us the guaranteed uptime we need.
    • It's important to find things fast - Google Docs and Google Sites have really helped us work more collaboratively and more efficiently
    • We can do what we want, when and where we want. It's seamless, it's fast, it's functional

    National Geographic

    National Geographic is one of the world's largest not-for-profit organizations promoting education, conservation, and exploration

    • Region: North America
    • Industry: Nonprofit
    • Size: Large business
  • "Google Apps enables us to bring our store experience right in front of the customer so that the customer experience can be best in class"

    Why Google Apps

    • We need to find new ways to differentiate ourselves. We had to look at where we could have the biggest impact and enable people to bring the experience in front of the customer

    Benefits

    • We have a Google form on our site so that we can get feedback directly from our customers
    • We are able to track in-store promotions and inventory across stores easily and in real time using Google spreadsheets
    • From the corporate office out to 44 stores, we are constantly communicating via Google Docs about new products, how to set up their entry, to better inform our studio salespeople

    Design Within Reach

    Design Within Reach is a modern furniture company based in Connecticut

    • Region: North America
    • Industry: Retail
    • Size: Medium business
  • "With Google Apps we are able to do things that large businesses can do as a small business"

    Why Google Apps

    • As we grew to 10 stores and started a booming online business, we wanted to make sure we could coordinate across locations
    • We wanted an affordable solution that gave us the flexibility to collaborate easily and work from anywhere

    Benefits

    • Google Docs helps us coordinate with our kitchen and our fulfillment team to deal with spikes in orders
    • Google Forms let us send flavor reports to our scoop shops to get instant feedback on each batch of ice cream
    • Creating flavor bulletins on Google Docs lets Jeni share her inspiration and the ingredients for each new flavor with the entire team

    Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

    Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams makes homemade ice creams available in their 10 scoop shops or online

    • Region: North America
    • Industry: Retail
    • Size: Medium business
  • "Spyder products embody a passion for performance and speed - two of the same reasons we use Google Apps."

    Why Google Apps

    • Speed and innovation is key to everything Spyder is about - we are making decisions at a moments notice and Google has allowed us to have a faster way of getting our job done.

    Benefits

    • Whether we are at a photoshoot or on top of a mountain, we can pick up and move with Google Apps from any device
    • We have manufacturers around the world and we use Google Talk and Hangouts to communicate with them instantly from anywhere
    • We all work on the same thing frequently, and Google Apps allow us to work together, on track, and up to date.

    Spyder

    Spyder is the largest ski-specialty clothing brand in the world with over 500 styles in the market

    • Region: Global
    • Industry: Retail
    • Size: Medium business
  • "We're flower people. With Google Apps, we don't have to be computer people."

    Why Google Apps

    • We wanted to focus on running our flower shop, not managing IT

    Benefits

    • Google Calendar lets us see our own appointments or our staff's appointments from any device.
    • Google Docs has been tremendously helpful, letting us quickly see how well we did and whether we were staffed properly.
    • Google Apps has helped us focus on growing and running our business without having to worry about IT

    Tiger Lily Florist

    Tiger Lily Florist is a premier florist in the Charleston, South Carolina area

    • Region: North America
    • Industry: Retail
    • Size: Small business
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