Growth Customer Experience Productivity Business IQ Trends Success Stories Tech Solutions Subscribe Tech Enquiry
Tech Solutions

Calibre real estate and Office 365

Smarter Staff
Smarter Writer

This article has been written by the Smarter Business™ Staff Writers

Smarter Staff
Smarter Writer

This article has been written by the Smarter Business™ Staff Writers

To Calibre Real Estate, Microsoft Office 365 was the answer to upgrading an ageing IT system and allowing them to expand.

Brisbane’s Calibre Real Estate aimed to go national, but was being held back by its antiquated IT system. To move the business forward, staff needed to be able to work effectively on the same network when sharing documents and keep important spreadsheets up to date. 

Calibre Real Estate Office 365 Case Study Telstra Enterprise

The cloud solution

The implementation of Microsoft® Office 365 meant staff operating remotely to the business could stay on the same network, keeping up to date on projects and in contact with other staff members as needed.  On top of that, effective backups and cloud storage helps keep these documents safe and secure.

Opting for a cloud solution also allowed Calibre to save on their IT overheads. And we’re not talking about a small amount either – Calibre saved $30,000 by choosing a cloud-based solution rather than buying a new server. The services helped them save money - their ongoing IT bills are also down by $1000 a month. 

The results

After the introduction of Microsoft Office 365, Calibre Real Estate staff can now access some of the tools they need to collaborate effectively online, which has helped to increase their responsiveness and professionalism.

With video meetings and the easy sharing of documents, Calibre were also able to streamline their on-going management of the employee start up process. Adding new employees to the pool of operators is just a matter of adding them to the list and expanding the allowance of workers.

Office 365 helped Calibre Real Estate go national.

Office 365 can help your business too.

Discover more about Office 365

Cyber security firm, Penten, celebrates winning the 2018 Telstra Business of the Year Award.
Success Stories
Success Stories
Prevention through deception Penten’s recipe for success

Canberra-based cyber security company, Penten, is the 2018 Telstra Australian Business of the Year. The business uses cyber deception strategies to protect Australian governmen...

Simon Rowe, the founder of Sleepbus want to develop a new mobile shelter specifically for women.
Success Stories
Success Stories
Sleepbus a first stop on the road to a better life for the homeless

It’s not okay for women fleeing domestic violence to have to sleep rough, and Sleepbus founder, Simon Rowe, plans to launch a new women’s shelter in Melbourne to provide them w...

woman working on laptop amongst clothes racks
Trends
Is your business nbn™ ready? Take the quiz

Getting ready for the nbn™ network is simpler than you might think. Test your knowledge and learn more about what to expect with the Smarter Business national broadband network...

a low angle of a man looking away into the distance in front of a trailer and a dog sitting next to him
Tech Solutions
Tech Solutions
Escape the rat race with the nbn™

Accessing nbn™ with Telstra, the editor of Time to Roam can now work from his north coast farm, with a business manager in Lismore and the designer in Sydney. Time to Roam has ...