Ceska sporitelna / Erste Bank Czech Republic

Erste Bank Czech Republic / Ceska sporitelna: M365 Migration

At Erste Bank in the Czech Republic, a complex switch from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365 took place in 15 months by January 2022.

Ceska sporitelna is the largest commercial bank in the Czech Republic.

Due to the size of the company and the complexity of the processes, the IT migration was a particular challenge that ORBIT was able to complete on time.

Based on the IT policy in Erste Group, the switch to MS 365 should be made as quickly as possible and at the same time every affected employee should be prepared for the new form of collaborative work - without interrupting day-to-day business.

Miroslav Lhotský, Head of COE Integration and Internal Services, Česká spořitelna, about our performance as your migration partner: "One of the greatest added values of ORBIT was the ability to respond to sudden changes and requirements."

Large IT migration project

  • Switching from G Suite to M365
  • 13,000 jobs migrated
  • 456 project days
  • Over 350 million email accounts, events and files transferred

Collaborative work on a new level

Unification of the Czech Erste Bank, Ceska Sporitelna, at the headquarters in Prague and in 415 branches with the parent company Erste Group, which uses Microsoft.

on time: infrastructure and change project

  • All defined 1206 migration tasks completed successfully
  • Project duration from November 2020 to January 2022
  • entire bank involved
  • Acceptance of all employees ensured
  • Over 240 project employees

Project phases

  • Business Assessment
  • Implementation of the M365 environment
  • Multi-stage migration to the new Microsoft 365 environment
  • Finalization and promotion of the new working environment including user surveys

Lessons learned and successes in the migration project

  • Project completed on the originally planned date
  • Designed security architecture of M365 environment
  • Competencies of Ceska Sporitelna employees in the area of operations and governance were identified
  • Compliance study prepared and submitted to the CNB (Czech National Bank)
  • Creating a new culture of collaboration that meets the needs of the workforce
  • Successful collaboration and coordination with four large project partners and a number of small subcontractors
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