KBL Drives Collaboration With Google Apps


KBL is a leading CPA firm in New York City which services and advises its clients on accounting and business problems. Their clients are emerging businesses as well as large, established enterprises.

As the new economy continually reshapes how we work, KBL’s service process required more agility at lower cost. Our team at AscendWorks was hired to advise and implement a collaborative email and messaging platform. In our dialogue, we shared with KBL the strategic use of Google Apps which would replace an online hosted Exchange server.

As we explained the strategy for growth and easy management without heavy IT resources, the use of Google Apps became an appealing one. We worked closely with KBL with a roadmap and plan of execution for data migration, mobile app setup and best practices training with its personnel in and around New York City.

Today, KBL can collaborate quickly and easily within the Google Apps platform. There was a shift for some users in a new cloud computing interface where they could simply login with a web browser and access their team, documents and overall business systems for getting things done. Internal leadership helped to drive the adoption and alignment of the team.

After implementing Google Apps, our AscendWorks team continued to act in an advisory role for best practices, customizing workflows and integrating other tools based on new and emerging requirements.

The cloud computing transition saved thousands of dollars a year in infrastructure costs as well as increased productivity via collaboration in the cloud for KBL. They can focus more on getting things done and removing the friction caused by old technology, systems and process.

Published by Don Dalrymple

I partner with founders and entrepreneurs in startup businesses. I write and consult on strategy, systems, team building and growing revenue.

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