In 2016, FMC Technologies determined that standardizing on a Microsoft platform that leveraged the cloud would help streamline operations and improve efficiencies across the organization.
"This is one of the larger projects FMC Technologies has ever done, a shining example of a large-scale endeavor. It demonstrates that we can successfully work together with Avanade."
FMC Technologies initially launched an in-house pilot, migrating approximately 100 users to Microsoft Office 365 over a four-month period, and then decided to engage Avanade to manage the full migration—including 17,000 users, 12,000 desktops and 30,000 mailboxes—to a new digital workplace platform. Avanade was selected based on its deep Microsoft expertise and track record of successful global implementations. Curry explained, “The Avanade team had a flexible approach and great willingness to work together to help meet our objectives.”
Microsoft Office 365
Avanade managed the migration process from FMC Technologies’ legacy technology to Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud platform. The Avanade team leveraged PowerShell scripting, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and the Accelerate IP tool to enable automated scheduling, communications and execution of mailbox and desktop transformations.
Microsoft Office 2016
Concurrent to the Office 365 migration, Avanade upgraded desktops from Office 2010 and Office 2013 to Office 2016, leveraging Microsoft’s streaming and virtualization Click-to-Run deployment tool to streamline installations.
Avanade’s team, including team members in its Philippines Delivery Center, collaborated closely with FMC Technologies to complete the large-scale implementation of Microsoft Office 365 running on Azure and the migration to Office 2016 in less than six months.