Microsoft and Coca-Cola announce 5 year partnership for Azure, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft 365

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Microsoft announced this morning a five-year partnership with The Coca Cola Company that will see the Atlanta-based multinational corporation replace its own technologies with Microsoft ones. Today’s press release specifically mentioned Azure, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft 365.

“Building on the goal of empowering employees with a networked way to access information and support, the company has expanded beyond a chat interface and designed a compelling and comprehensive app-based experience available on employee mobile devices. The Coca-Cola Company is also deploying Dynamics 365 Customer Service, the Power Platform and Microsoft Teams to all its employees, updating productivity with the enhanced security that runs across Azure and Microsoft 365 cloud services,” the press release reads.

Coca Cola is one of the biggest multinational companies with more than 700,000 employees worldwide, so Microsoft just gained a major customer for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams. The press release also mentioned that Microsoft Teams was already helping Coca Cola employees to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, and Teams is also being used for internal meetings on a global, regional and local scale.

“This partnership with Microsoft allows us to really step change our employee experience through replacing previously disparate and fragmented systems. These platforms allow us to deliver relevant, personalized experiences as we network our organization,” said Barry Simpson, senior vice president and chief information and integrated services officer of The Coca-Cola Company.