How Peter Sheppard empowered their workforce through Microsoft 365
Peter Sheppard, an Australian owned fashion retailer specialising in high end womens footwear. Their commitment is to bring their customers the best shoes from around the world with a focus on the perfect fit, luxuriously and stylishly around feet.
While Peter Sheppard leads the way in women’s footwear, they rely on the IT team at Powernet to support their technology and provide IT Leadership. They sought Powernet’s help right back when Powernet was founded and remains today, one of Powernet’s first and longest standing clients.
"Recently, Powernet rolled out Office 365 across our business.
It has enabled us work more efficiently and most importantly, remotely."
Before Office 365 Peter Shepherd was using a Remote Desktop Connection to work remotely. This technology served it’s purpose, Peter Shepherd was ready to take the next step in empowering their workforce to work remotely.
Through the guidance of Powernet, Peter Shepherd decided to migrate their business productivity platform to Office 365.
“Chris Sheppard our CEO and Merchandise Buyer had many difficulties accessing reports and files when abroad buying shoes. With Office 365 he can work on his files and open the latest reports with ease. Microsoft Teams also enables him to schedule face to face meetings with the merchandising team remotely from his Laptop or iPhone on the go.“
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“Our business now operates more efficiently and has more capability than ever. Long term, this has saved the business money and time through efficiency and not having to invest and maintain expensive hardware.
Everyone loves the flexibility of Office 365, the ability to work across different devices with access to all files and platforms in real time no matter the location or device. This has changed our remote working capability and taken us to the next level.
Powenet’s services allow us to focus on selling shoes, we don’t need to worry about IT and systems, they take care of that. We don’t need inhouse IT. Helping us launch Office 365 is one key upgrade Powernet identified and offered that aligned with our needs at the time.
The Office 365 suite has exceeded our expectations and only improves with updates and changes made by Microsoft”.
“We we’re one of Powernet’s first customers, Peter Sheppard (founder of Peter Sheppard Footwear) assigned Jacob Ohlson 20 years ago to take on the companies IT needs. Jacob provided reliable service and knowledge matched by no other in the industry at the time. This high level of service still holds throughout their business and staff today and why we still use Powernet and can highly recommend them to others in our industry.” says Baykur.
Peter Sheppard now has a fully-upgraded and scalable business productivity platform, which has successfully eliminated their onsite servers and enabled their team to work from anywhere, securely.
“Powernet have great communication understand our needs and industry and simply great to work with.” – Erhan Baykur