Microsoft y T-Systems se han apuntado el tanto de pasar a la nube, en este caso a SharePoint Online 2010, a 122.000 usuarios de la compañía petrolífera Shell.
Es el mayor contrato firmado hasta la fecha, y supondrá un revenue aproximado de 30 millones de dólares durante los próximos 5 años.
A continuación, os adjuntamos más detalles sobre esta noticia, que nos ha hecho llegar directamente Microsoft.
Shell and Microsoft have worked closely together for more than 4 years in developing Shell’s vision for cloud services. Shell saw benefit in this in multiple ways, including cost reduction, speed to market and innovation empowering their global workforce. Last year, Shell decided SharePoint Online would be the starting point and issued an RFP for a service integrator, whilst simultaneously continuing to work with Microsoft on the SharePoint Online offering in context of a total solution. Shell has complex requirements, including regulatory restrictions on data location in certain geographies as well as requirements for certain kinds of data to be maintained on-premise.
Based on relationships over many years, the Microsoft global Account Team is now closely connected to the Shell Global CIO, his extended leadership team and various other stakeholders. Reciprocally, Shell is well connected to members of Microsoft’s Executive Leadership team, the Product Groups and WW EPG. Next to that, the global Account Team had fantastic support from a number of Microsoft Executives during this complex and lengthy campaign. These relationships were important many times in helping us to support our sponsors, and unstick difficult situations. Executive Sponsorship for the project at the customer side was required and absolutely critical during the most difficult parts of the contract negotiations, particularly since this is a Reseller deal.
Critical to this win was the vision of cloud services. There were many times during technical or contract discussions when Shell or one of our partners raised issues based on their familiarity with traditional outsourcing. It was only due to consistent selling the value of a cloud approach, at senior levels, that we were able to overcome. This was critical before the RFP (when Shell mandated to the suppliers that they had to bid with BPOS), and also during all stages even through the contract phases.
Shell’s vision for the cloud and how Microsoft software and services should work together also pushed the boundaries of what has previously been achieved with MS Online. So we are very grateful for the hard work of the Product Groups and their support with this tough customer.
The new collaboration solutions, starting with portal and document management, which this solution will enable, will bring together Shell’s global workforce, more quickly and cost efficiently than Shell could manage alone or with any partner. Additionally, Shell will benefit from early access to SharePoint 2010 features, and constant upgrades due to the evergreen promise.
For Microsoft this contract delivers approx. $30m license revenue over the next 5 years plus a strategically very important reference customer with true Enterprise credibility.