Tesco employs Microsoft Office 365 across company

10 Jan 2013

Retailer Tesco will now be able to better communicate ideas and news to its multinational workforce with the implementation of Microsoft Office 365 for its companywide collaboration and social platform.

Tesco will deploy Office 365 to its employees in its company headquarters, in the field and in stores, across Europe and Asia.

Office 365 enables a search functionality that quickly delivers access to experts, information and tools to help employees do their jobs, and it allows people to work more effectively together, regardless of geographic location, according to Microsoft.

Microsoft Office 365 has also been designed to allow information to flow in a way that supports efficient decision-making by bringing relevant information directly to the user.

“Office 365 will serve as the portal for all Tesco employees, suppliers and colleagues, encouraging a cultural shift to more flexible ways of working,” said Mike McNamara, chief information officer, Tesco.

“This will allow our colleagues to engage with each other and deliver a great shopping experience on any channel, as well as encouraging colleagues to share, re-use, and reward ideas and expertise.

“Office 365 will enable us to be a fully connected organisation that works closely together, proactively shares knowledge, motivates loyalty and retention of employees, and encourages better working practices to ensure that we create value for customers,” McNamara added.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic