MAPFRE, Spain's largest insurance company with 16,838 employees, experienced great results after extending Microsoft Office 2010 to employees for home use. MAPFRE deployed Office Professional Plus 2010 across the company, with a licensing agreement that allows employees to install the same software at home for free. About 10,000 employees took advantage of this offer, which ultimately allowed MAPFRE's employees to become more familiar with Office 2010.
"We think it's much easier for employees to transition to Office 2010 if they've previously used it at home," said Garcia Casquero of MAPFRE. "We're certain that in many cases a great deal of training will be unnecessary, because employees will know how to use the suite, particularly popular applications like Word, PowerPoint or Excel."
Here're MAPFRE's results:
- Strong employee support for the program
- Increased employee loyalty, since the program goes above and beyond what people expect from an employer
- Lower training and IT costs; employees had the software for about a year before its implementation in the workplace
You can read the ful case study of MAPFRE here.
[Source: Microsoft MOD News Bites Blog]