When calculating the ROI on any IT project, there are several factors which should be considered. Some of these have direct attributable costs associated with them whilst others are more intangible. Refractiv can perform a full ROI calculation for you if you require this for budgeting purposes.

Listed below are some of the areas where savings can be made by implementing Google Apps for Business:

  • Microsoft Exchange licences
  • Microsoft Exchange server hardware
  • Microsoft Exchange support
  • Microsoft Office licences
  • Email storage hardware
  • 25Gb email storage space, thus no need for email trimming due to mailbox size constraints
  • Increased collaboration facilities
  • Reduce cost of managing resources and shared mailboxes
  • Reduce wasted time searching for the correct document version
  • Better internal communication through Google Sites and Google Video
  • Significant reduction in IT support time
  • Vastly improved Disaster Recovery performance
  • Higher levels of up-time (currently running at 99.984%)
  • IT security cost reduction

A Forrester Consulting study published in November 2010 outlined the benefits Enterprise organisations can receive by implementing Google Apps for Business, and concluded that end user productivity gains were higher than the IT costs savings generated. We can provide a full copy of the report on request.

Forrester Consulting Report - Key Benefits Areas - Messaging

Forrester Consulting Report - Key Benefits Areas - Collaboration

Forrester Consulting Report - Key Benefits Areas - Collaboration