Best-of-breed, flexible, interoperable workplace technology

The most basic choice in selecting the software for your business is not between one brand or another, but between types of software, either best of breed or fully integrated enterprise solutions. A simple way to define the best of the breed is that it’s a leading product or software tool in a particular market segment. Best of breed focuses on providing the best features and functions for one component in the value chain, whether accounting, sales, marketing, HR or legal.

The Challenge

Traditionally, organizations have relied on a single, legacy suite for their workplace technology stacks. This monolithic approach creates challenges across an organization such as:

  • Employees are unable to collaborate efficiently and waste time navigating complex systems to identify and access content critical to their jobs

  • As employees seek out additional technology to make them more productive, IT struggles to manage the impacts of shadow IT, including duplicative tools and security gaps

  • IT leaders are forced to allocate resources to manage an increasing number of processes and technologies for both internal and external transactions

The Solution

Organizations are now taking advantage of the benefits of the best-of-breed approach.

Legacy Suites

  • Proprietary

  • Slow to change

  • Complex and cumbersome

  • Vendor lock in

  • Product breadth

Best of Breed

  • Interoperable

  • Rapid innovation

  • Simple and intuitive

  • Flexiblility to choose

  • Product specification

Cross-Functional Organization

Employees can achieve greater productivity and collaboration with a best-of-breed approach. Zoom supports this approach and has partnered with specialized solutions like Box, Okta, and Slack to enable a more flexible workplace.

  • Sales presentation

    Sales content hub, mobile field enablement, account collaboration

  • Handshake

    Centralize employee record repository, manage the hiring process and feedback loop, manage employee onboarding

  • megaphone

    Agency collaboration, event planning and coordination, marketing collateral reviews, campaign execution

  • Feather pen and scroll

    Collaboration with outside counsel, virtual deal room, contract and proposal creation

Key Benefits

Best-of-breed specialized platforms from Okta, Box, Slack and Zoom help IT and business leadership support their workforces and increase efficiency while maintaining control and security.

  • Improve employee satisfaction and retention by providing the tools they want to use

  • Accelerate productivity by making collaboration and content access ubiquitous

  • Enhance security and usability with single sign-on and multi-factor authentication across all applications

  • Retire costs associated with managing redundant tools and maintaining legacy systems that rely on expensive infrastructure