03 Mar Estimated 5-figure savings in travel costs for leading Education Union
This Union represents over 110,000 education professionals working in organisations across the UK. They invited ADM to help them understand the options available to them to enable their members and 160 staff reduce travel costs and inconvenience of travelling across the UK to meet at one of their offices.
After a number of demonstrations and discussions with all parts of the client team, ADM helped configure Skype for Business and a range of equipment for video and audio conferencing. To prove the concept, systems were installed in the London HQ and a regional office. This was well received and they are now rolling out more video and audio conferencing endpoints throughout the organisation, tailored to the technology needs and budget of each individual office.
The organisation has also found that the technology is a great tool for internal collaboration, allowing people to work collectively on a single document, and facilitating both classroom-based training and distance learning.
They now estimate that the savings against travel costs are into 5 figures, and staff and members are avoiding often lengthy travel to attend vital but short meetings. With a platform to enable almost immediate face-to-face meetings, issues can be dealt with and resolved very quickly.
Adam Jenkins said “ADM took the time to understand how our staff and members worked, and what we really needed. As a result we’ve got a system that enables better communication across the UK and makes it easier for us to work together with our members.”