Financial world increasingly relies on Microsoft 365 and Teams


To meet the requirements of hybrid working, more and more employers in Switzerland are relying on Microsoft 365 and Teams from the Microsoft Cloud in Switzerland – also in the financial world.

Attractive employers offer their employees a state-of-the-art working environment that encourages professional development and growth. Alongside flexible working time models across all functional levels, this also includes training and development opportunities as well as location-independent working.

For these innovative concepts to be implemented, the workplace must also undergo the necessary evolution. This modern way of working is also increasingly finding its way into the banking industry. As one of the first employers, the Raiffeisen Group has decided to rely on Microsoft 365 and Teams. “Our goal is to provide our colleagues with a modern workplace – regardless of where they work,” says Marco Rancetti, Head of Digital Workplace at the Raiffeisen Group. The main focus is on communication and collaboration.

Empowering employees

To support the introduction of the new digital tools, the Digital Workplace team has created a comprehensive adoption program and also described specific usage cases from everyday banking life. “This ensures that we are not discussing technology, but concrete application benefits. In addition, we inspire employees to use not only better-known applications such as Microsoft Teams, but also lesser-known applications such as Microsoft OneNote, to their advantage.” Rancetti explains.

Moving into the future with cloud technology

“With the introduction of Microsoft 365 and Teams, we offer our employees the ideal tools to work even more flexibly,” Marco Rancetti is convinced. “Behind the scenes, the service provided from the Swiss data centers offers the advantage that we can adapt usage to the effective demand of our banks.” Of course, security and privacy are high on the agenda for the Raiffeisen Group: “Since Microsoft 365 and also Microsoft Teams are operated from the Swiss data centers, we can ensure data storage within Swiss national borders, comply with the requirements of the regulator, and have both the highest possible security as well as control and full transparency over our data at all times.”

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