“We always aspire to be in the forefront of digitalization to allow us to set an example for institutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain. We also strive to adopt latest technologies to allow us to operate efficiently and enable us to thrive in the digital era.”
– Dr. Waheed Al Qassim, CEO of BAB
The Bahrain Association of Banks (BAB) was established by a Ministerial decree in 1979 and registered under the Central bank of Bahrain in 2010. BAB brings together banking institution of all sizes and charters in Kingdom of Bahrain and works towards enhancing Bahrain’s image as the financial hub of the Middle East.
Our customer BAB had on-premises Exchange mail server and File server which was having lot of overhead in terms of administration, management and securing infrastructure.
To help address the challenges faced by the customer, Digital Embee team moved the customer’s email to Exchange Online, file server data was moved to SharePoint Online and OneDrive and Microsoft Intune was configured to protect access to corporate data from employee devices.
Digital Embee enabled seamless collaboration and communication for BAB employees through M365 solutions to boost productivity and efficiency.
“We are a cloud first company and strongly believe that cloud gives agility, resilience and cost benefits. On hearing the pain points faced by BAB we were very keen to recommend Microsoft 365 and take them through the journey of enhanced collaboration and end-user experience”
– Amit Nandi, Managing Director of Digital Embee
BAB had been traditionally running all their applications on-premises and with it comes the overhead of managing and securing every application. The users’ needs for real-time and asynchronous collaboration had also increased in a post-Covid world.
Legacy systems that eclipsed the productivity and robust collaboration
Our customer BAB had on-premises Exchange mail server and File server which was having lot of overhead in terms of administration, management and securing infrastructure. They were also using an old version of
Microsoft Office software for which support was not adequately available.
Their legacy email platform was severely limiting users both in terms of flexibility and mobility. Simultaneously, there was a pressing business need
for a secure, robust, scalable, and integrated e-mail, collaboration and document management system.
Some of the primary challenges being faced by BAB included:
- Complex and cumbersome administration
- Limited storage
- Lacking mobility
- Lack of data security
- Fractured collaboration
Embee Implemented M365 Solutions to enable enterprise-level communication and communication strategy
To help address the challenges faced by the customer Digital Embee team moved the customer’s email to Exchange Online, file server data was moved to SharePoint Online and OneDrive and Microsoft Intune was configured to protect
to corporate data from employee devices. This helped in improving operational efficiency, mobility, providing enhanced protection and mitigating risks..
|Communication – eMail, Instant Messaging, Audio / Video conference||60%|
|Collaboration – Intranet Portal, corporate data storage, Planner||100%|
|Mobility – Remote Access, Device Management,||55%|
|Security – Secured Authentication, User and mobile Device Security,||70%|
35% Boost in productivity after implementation of M365 solutions.
Some of the key features of the solution include:
- Seamless migration with zero disruptions to exchange online which is significantly more user friendly and feature-driven than their previous emailing solution.
- Ease of administration for IT Teams as they are now better equipped to centrally manage emails, document management, collaboration and device security from a central console.
- For the IT team, M365 provides both time, cost, and efforts efficiencies, relieving the burden of on-going hardware refreshes, software upgrades, and security patching.
- Ample storage capacity with M365 cloud storage
- OneDrive and SharePoint implementation for real-time collaboration and creation of neatly structured knowledge repositories and content portals
- Introduction to Microsoft Teams for chat, audio and video conferencing as well as desktop sharing for improved collaboration.
Embee’s M365 Solutions powered by Microsoft Streamlined User Experience, Improved Productivity and Boosted Security
Embee’s solution enabled the customer to move from a restrictive mail environment to a fully featured Microsoft 365 system for better productivity and management,
Some of the key benefits delivered include:
M365 helped employees get access to all commonly used mail features irrespective of their device, location, or network
Microsoft Teams enabled instant communication – eliminating time delays in execution and decision making. OneDrive and SharePoint enabled easy document sharing -further enhancing document security and real-time collaboration.
Secure Data Storage and Backups
They can store big files and data easily on the cloud without putting any load to the internal systems.