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  • Writer's pictureSara Millis

How Microsoft FastTrack boosts your digital transformation ROI

Updated: Jul 13, 2023

Microsoft FastTrack is a customer success service offered by Microsoft, designed to help organisations migrate to Microsoft cloud services such as Microsoft 365 and Azure.

It provides resources, tools, and guidance to help businesses deploy and realise the value of their investments in Microsoft's cloud services, with a focus on improving user adoption and ensuring a smooth transition to the cloud.

Let’s look at how you can boost your digital transformation ROI using FastTrack.

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Where in my business would I use Microsoft FastTrack?

Microsoft FastTrack can be used across different departments and roles to aid in their adoption of Microsoft cloud services, including:

  • IT departments - FastTrack can help IT teams plan and execute a successful deployment of Microsoft cloud services

  • Project Managers - It can provide project management resources and guidance to ensure a smooth transition during your digital transformation

  • End users - FastTrack can provide necessary resources and training to help end users effectively adopt and use important cloud services

  • Business leaders - It can assist the understanding of the benefits of Microsoft cloud services and how they can drive business value and growth

How much does Microsoft FastTrack cost?

Microsoft FastTrack is a free service for eligible customers who have purchased or subscribed to qualifying Microsoft cloud services such as Microsoft 365 and Azure.

It's worth noting that while FastTrack itself is free, customers may incur additional costs for the cloud services they adopt. These costs will vary depending on the specific services and features used.

How safe is Microsoft FastTrack to use in my business?

Microsoft takes security and privacy very seriously and implements various security measures to protect the data and information of its customers. However, like any technology solution, the safety of Microsoft FastTrack depends on how it is used and configured.

It is important to follow best practices and guidelines for securing your cloud services, as well as regularly updating software and implementing security measures such as multi-factor authentication.

It's also important to carefully review and understand the Microsoft FastTrack program requirements and limitations, as well as Microsoft's privacy policy and service level agreements, to ensure that it aligns with your business's security and privacy requirements.

How easy is Microsoft FastTrack to set up?

The ease of setting up Microsoft FastTrack depends on various factors such as the

  • the complexity of your organisation's current IT infrastructure

  • the Microsoft cloud services you want to adopt

  • and the level of experience and technical expertise of your IT team

If you aren’t sure what that process looks like, then it is worth reaching out to IT specialists and Microsoft partners, like us here at IT Soho.

How Microsoft FastTrack boosts your digital transformation ROI

We already know that Microsoft cloud software helps

  • Collaboration and communication - Microsoft 365 provides tools such as Teams, Exchange, and SharePoint, which can help teams collaborate and communicate more effectively, reducing the time and effort required to complete projects and tasks.

  • Work from anywhere - Their cloud services allow employees to access company data and applications from any device and location, enabling remote work and increasing productivity.

  • Streamlined workflows - Using Microsoft’s services can help automate and streamline workflows, reducing manual tasks and freeing up time for more strategic work.

  • Improved security and compliance - Microsoft provides advanced security and compliance features, helping organisations meet regulatory requirements and keep sensitive data secure.

But what about FastTrack specifically? How does this setup and implementation tool boost your ROI?

So far FastTrack has helped 10 million users across more than 100,000 organisations globally to transition to cloud services.

By using FastTrack to adopt cloud software your business can expect

  • A higher rate of user adoption compared to customers who do not use FastTrack

  • increased engagement, productivity and collaboration among your teams during cloud migration

  • Better rates of time to value

In other words, FastTrack provides better value for money across your cloud transition project and empowers your team to work more effectively while making the change.

Need help setting up your Microsoft FastTrack program for success?

IT Soho is here to help!

As Microsoft partners, we are up to date with all the latest software they provide businesses. Allowing us to help you implement FastTrack effectively and support your transition to Microsoft’s cloud services.

If you need technical help, then call us to book a site visit.


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