Being the first company in the world to get the exclusive rights to bring you the most loved Brazilian brands - Ipanema, Grendha, and Rider - is the primary source of great pride for Mr. Patxi Elizalde, Managing Director of ELRO Corporation.
Top/Standing (L-R): Mr. Anthony Monteras,IT Manager- ELRO Corporation and Mr. Allen de Ocampo, Account Manager-Wizards Group
Bottom/Seated (L-R): Ms. Wilma Salvador, Chief Finance & Information Officer - ELRO Corporation, Mr. Francisco R. Elizalde, Managing Director - ELRO Corporation, Mr. Jose Fernandez de Castro, Business Development- ELRO Corporation, and Mr. Carlos Elizalde, President - ELRO Corporation
With the excellence of Elizalde in managing their businesses, ELRO Corporation’s drives made these Brazilian brands known and loved by the people. In less than five years, Ipanema’s growth has been astonishing that it expanded to 300 concessions, more than 20 outlet and concept stores combined. Because of its huge success in Ipanema, ELRO eventually took other fashionable Brazilian brands under its wings, such as the elegant Grendha and on the go Rider lines to boots.
“How I wish that managing these brands is like treading the sandy beach with my Brazilian footwear,” Mr. Elizalde stated. Like any other business busily growing and keeping up with the overwhelming demand of the market, working with customary systems, managing several departments, and coordinating efforts are a no mean feat.
“We at Wizardgroup understand how much passion our clients pour to their ventures. For them to concentrate on the core of their businesses, our team focuses on the details on how we could help them reach their end goal – that is to recommend the best office solutions that could spur order and efficiency in their workflow,” said Pocholo Reyes, Wizardsgroup, Inc. Managing Director. “Since ELRO almost has no time to spare on familiarizing themselves on new platforms, we recommend the familiar office – Microsoft Office 365, which features applications that they already know, only that the experience is so much better,” announced Reyes.
The first responsibility of Microsoft Office 365 is to make collaboration possible and easy among ELRO’s versatile staff to backend support team. Wherever they are or whatever device they use, the already included Microsoft Exchange will provide 99.9% uptime, business class email, synchronized operations across multiple devices, and ultimate security in highly sensitive information being shared within and outside of the organization.
How small or enormous a team may be, how frequent or far they are from each other, unifying the mind and the processes is not a challenge for Office 365’s Exchange and Sharepoint features combined. Each activity are done real time like sharing of files, editing, and tracking. Ensuring that everything is in sync and everybody is armed with information for better collaboration and decision making.
Lastly, unnecessary expenses during travel and coordination will be eliminated with its inclusive Lync online features. It has highly secured virtual meeting place as a point of collaboration of employees wherever they are. The exchange of information will be limitless as it offers business class instant messaging, online conferencing, remote control, real time file sharing, and other professionalized presentation features. Also one of the great advantages of this platform is that it allows the staff to put their heads together with their external counterparts even they are not avid users of Office 365.
“One remarkable thing about adopting Microsoft is the above-industry standard of support, they never cease offering their guidance until we fully resolve the areas which seem to be challenging for us,” said Mr. Elizalde.
“It is also impressive how can a system of great impact was delivered to us smoothly by Wizardsgroup. Though our need is urgent, their knowledge about the product, patience (especially their backend who is willing to work with our pace), certified support systems, successfully enabled them to timely respond to our needs,” said Mr. Elizalde.
“My ambition is to create a work environment which is earnestly pursuing merit yet assimilating the halcyon attributes of the brands that we carry and I am confident that it is becoming a reality with Office 365,” Mr. Elizalde ended.