Mill Volvo enlisted the help of Gateshead-based Synergi IT after identifying that current systems needed to be updated to manage the demand for more efficient technology, especially for those working remotely.
Simon Hewitson, finance director at Mill Volvo, explains: “It’s vital that our 180-strong workforce – which is based across four sites in the North East – has fast and efficient connectivity in a retail environment which operates at high speed and is highly competitive. We wanted a system that allows users to access their email remotely and sync with all devices but which also provides high speed and reliable connectivity when they’re on the road.
“We turned to Synergi to help us integrate the new technology and provide consultancy support as we roll-out the new email services across the company. Whilst it’s early days of adopting we can already see the business benefits of even more efficient collaboration across teams and our employees have fuss-free access to the information they need, giving them greater flexibility as they carry out their roles.”
Fronted by well-known Tyneside businessman Peter Joynson, Synergi is driving the adoption of next generation of IT and business technology tools at Mill Volvo, including an email system utilising Microsoft’s 365 cloud-based platform that works with Connected Car allowing users in-car access to internet, email, contacts and apps.
David Charlton, senior consultant at Synergi IT, said: “We’re committed to helping businesses work smarter and faster with the latest and most reliable Microsoft technology on the market. Using the Connected Car system means that staff at Mill Volvo have instant access to business information – with just the touch of a button they can view emails, make calls and use other supported apps using Volvo’s built-in touchscreen display. It really is a great example of how advances in IT can increase the efficiency of businesses that operate outside of a usual office environment but still require the flexibility and assurance of a robust IT infrastructure.”