TOCA Makes the Move to the Cloud with Office 365 and Exchange Online

Posted by Donna Krizik on August 8, 2017


Enabling Remote Workers with a Reliable, Easy and Familiar Email and Office Suite

Key Project Goals

  • Phase out aging on-premise server
  • Upgrade to latest version of Exchange and Office.
  • Extend access to core line of business applications to remote users
  • Improve backup and disaster recovery procedures
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Moving to Office 365 was a huge relief, as we don’t have to worry about maintaining our old server any longer.

— Jeff Adams


Challenge

Our client TOCA came to us late last year, faced with the prospect of spending thousands on upgrading their old on-premise server. We discussed their options and moving to the cloud made the most sense.

TOCA USA was established in 1989 in Canada by President and Owner Mr. John Fan.  The expanded to the US in 1999. TOCA specializes in supplying carbon, low alloy, high alloy stainless steel castings and forgings, ductile iron castings, aluminum castings and die castings, stampings, fabrications, and also provides a variety of other metal products. Complete machining, assembly, painting, plating, and other additional operation can be provided. Fast turnaround on new projects and high-quality assurance are their goals. They have moved 3 times in the last 20 years to larger facilities to support growth. Their warehouses are optimized to provide agile stocking of materials. 

Solution

TOCA needed an option to upgrade their existing software which required either a huge investment in hardware, or a more efficient cloud solution. After evaluating their options, the cloud made the most sense considering their extended field team and remote workers. 

Impact

TOCA's messaging infrastructure was moved into the cloud, eliminating reliance on an aging on premise server and the maintenance required.

This was a great team effort from Crestwood and TOCA members.

“Office 365 was an excellent fit for this customer in particular because of their wide geographical range of users.  The risk offset by this investment was huge – TOCA was able to phase out old equipment and gain efficiencies while providing high-performance solutions to their team.” – Ben Borger


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