About the project
Like many housing associations, Valleys to Coast was running on legacy IT systems that were preventing them from evolving into a modern, well-run organisation defined by its amazing customer service and a really great place to work for its 250 staff.
Valleys to Coast needed to undertake a major modernisation of its infrastructure, moving away from an on-premise implementation of Microsoft Office and Sharepoint that made it hard for staff to collaborate effectively and efficiently or to work flexibly from any location.
Valleys to Coast evaluated both Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace and Google Workspace won for three reasons.
- It offers better support for collaboration and mobile working
- It makes managing mobile devices easier
- It delivers a much lower TCO for non-profits.
Valleys to Coast also chose to switch from Windows laptops to Chromebooks because they would be easier to manage. Ancoris delivered both the technical migration to Google Workspace and an extensive change management programme so that its staff would become confident users, happy to embrace new and more flexible, collaborative and efficient ways of working.