Industries ranging from medical device to semiconductor manufacturing turn to custom motion control solutions and equipment from Aerotech to produce their products. With employees and customers based across multiple continents, Aerotech sought a productivity platform that would encourage accessible and international collaboration.
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Google Workspace supports more than 450 employees worldwide
• Boosts worldwide employee productivity through Google Workspace collaborative
editing and file sharing
• Eliminates pain points by maintaining user security without requiring inefficient secondary security apps
• Improves team administration through Calendar events and Google Workspace permissions management
Solutions: Collaboration & Productivity
"Google Workspace lets our international team take full advantage of a cloud productivity solution. The scalability of Google Workspace has completely revamped how we approach collaboration and accessibility when it comes to daily work." - Byron Fruit, Senior Business Operations Analyst, Aerotech
From accountants to engineers, Aerotech connects its entire company with Google Workspace and deployment partner SADA, a Google Cloud Premier Partner. Google Workspace apps such as Docs and Sheets are used daily by teams to streamline work. Group editing in the cloud helps eliminate past Aerotech issues with version tracking and maintaining access permissions, boosting both team productivity and document security. Whether it's a spreadsheet for engineers or meeting minutes in Docs, employees can simultaneously collaborate on files without having to wait for feedback from individual team members.
"I spend less time doing email and support, and more time getting my job done using Google Workspace," says David A. Holm, Director of IT at Aerotech.
Google Workspace resources have also improved international and domestic communication within Aerotech. Team members frequently rely on Google Meet and Google Chat to talk internally and with clients. Calendar has become an invaluable resource for team coordination that can now include assigning time zones to events and embedded URL support. Aerotech developers are exploring Cloud Search integrations to further bolster team productivity through improved internal search tools.
Mobile work has seen similar efficiency gains thanks to Google Workspace, as highly secure cloud file access allows staff members to remotely access and store files from any device. Aerotech employees no longer have to go through legacy security pain points, such as utilizing a VPN for internal access or having to maintain unwieldy group network drives.
For Aerotech IT administrators, Google Workspace bolsters data security by being both browser and cloud-based, which prevents breaches from a lost device and makes it simple to replace a laptop or computer when needed. Intuitive platform management tools simplify account permissions and file migration when Aerotech hires or transitions employees.
"SADA laid it all out clearly and we didn't have any surprises," says David. "We followed the SADA migration playbook carefully. No deadline or email posting was missed. We commend SADA on their clear support structure, nearly immediate response time to requests, and sensible resolutions to problems."
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*Google Workspace was formerly known as G Suite prior to Oct. 6, 2020.