In January, 2019, CoreView ran an Office 365 Health Check against the entire Toyota Motors Europe environment. This entails a two week in-depth scan of the entire TME production tenant, with 16,535 accounts, and resulted in a 22-page report detailing security issues, license overspend, and IT administration issues.
The report serves as an Action Plan for addressing Toyota Motors Europe’s Office 365 shortcomings, and a path towards impressive cost savings. The CoreView solutions now address these and other Office 365 issues.
The Health Check found these problems:
Finally, the Health Check report projected total yearly savings for optimized license management of $1,789,296. On the oversized license side, the Health Check found that only 25% of users need the Office 365 E3 Plan they were assigned. The remaining 75% of those users could be licensed with an Office 365 E1 plan, because they are not using Office ProPlus, or the extended enterprise features.
Health Check also found inactive and unassigned licenses that can be returned for a refund. There were 3,212 unused E1 licenses, and 9,434 unused E3 licenses, representing a savings of $278,688. Application utilization was also examined. Not using Office 365 applications means you are not fully realizing the value of your investment, and not maximizing end user efficiency.
While Toyota Motors Europe (TME) is part of an international company, this group itself covers 44 countries. In fact, its approximately 10000 employees span 63 nationalities. This makes the management of Office 365 end users difficult, time consuming, and leaves the organization at risk for data breaches, data leakage, malware infections, and overspending on Office 365 services.
The organization needed a platform and solution to better manage their Office 365 environment. In particular, Toyota Motors Europe needed a modern, agile way to control their licenses and license spending, virtual tenants (v-tenants) and end user segmentation to improve Office 365 management and administration, and new ways to prevent and investigate security breaches. These breaches are not just bad for business — they lead to GDPR compliance problems as well.
TME can now increase OneDrive adoption for better data protection and availability, and boost the adoption of Microsoft Teams to maximize end user productivity.