Customer Story

The Roche Group

"[G Suite] will allow our employees to focus on what matters most - saving patients' lives."

Dr. Alan Hippe, CFO & CIO, Roche Group

For over 110 years, Roche has been pioneering the discovery, development, production and marketing of novel healthcare solutions. Our focus has always been on innovation.

Our two different email and calendaring platforms have often been an obstacle for effective collaboration. To end these platform interoperability issues, the Roche Corporate Executive Committee made the decision that all employees will move to G Suite as the single common platform for the Roche Group.

When we evaluated new cloud-based solutions, Roche’s Corporate Executive Committee was impressed with the outstanding service and rapid innovation of G Suite. G Suite will enable employees to work better together from anywhere.

The way our employees communicate and collaborate is diverse, and our employees are spread globally. The integrated and socially-focused way that G Suite enables collaboration is very compelling, and we expect this to not only bring our company closer together, but give us a strategic advantage. Additionally, being able to deploy G Suite features by simply enabling them via a control panel versus planning for and deploying complex infrastructure in our data-centers will help us focus on our core business -- helping save patients' lives.

Employees will be able to access their email and documents from any web-enabled device, without using remote access systems such as VPN. This will make it easier for employees to work from home or on the go and it will reduce the strain on our IT support teams. Removing barriers to communication and innovation while enhancing mobile access is a key part of our Roche IT strategy.

Roche’s history is one of innovation and progress and we believe that aligns well with the capabilities provided by G Suite. We’re excited to begin moving our employees to G Suite and we’re confident that Google’s experience in successfully moving other large organizations to the cloud will make this a smooth transition.