Mabati Rolling Mills roll out the Microsoft Office365 Cloud service to network its business offices across the region.

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Mabati Rolling Mills (MRM) has entered into a partnership with Microsoft for the provision of cloud services for its business. Mabati Rolling Mills signed a deal with Microsoft to use Microsoft Office365  at the rate of USD 8 per user per month.

MRM a flagship company of SAFAL group, is among the Kenyan companies to try Office 365 and from the look of it  they have liked it. MRM is set to roll out the service to network its business offices across the region.

SAFAL is the manufacturer of flat and long steel products in Africa, which has affiliations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi, Angola and South Africa. With Microsoft Office 365, SAFAL and its affiliates are now able to collaborate and access all relevant data, in addition to a single mailing system available to middle and senior management across the group.

Office 365 brings together Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft Lync Online in an always-up-to-date service, at a fixed monthly cost. Office 365 for enterprises has an array of choices for midsize and large businesses, as well as government organizations, starting from $4 (U.S.) per user, per month for rich email. Office 365 for enterprises also includes the option to purchase Microsoft Office Professional Plus desktop software on a pay-as-you-go basis, for the first time. For $20 (U.S.) per user, per month, organizations can get Office Professional Plus, along with email, voicemail, enterprise social networking, instant messaging, Web portals, extranets, videoconferencing, web conferencing, on-premises licenses and 24/7 phone support.

With Microsoft Office 365, moving to the cloud does not require people to change the way they work because it’s based on the familiar, industry-leading productivity tools people know. People get new ways to work together, on virtually any supported device, using the familiarly designed Microsoft Office applications.

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Kennedy Kachwanya
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