Managing Multiple Subsidiaries in a Microsoft Environment
By Mathieu Galipeau
September 7th | 3 min read
Ask Mat: How to Manage Multiple Subsidiaries Using Microsoft Business Solutions
Welcome to our new blog series, ‘Ask Mat,’ where our Microsoft Solutions expert, Mathieu Galipeau, addresses commonly asked questions about Business Solutions. In today’s post, we focus on a query from a client regarding how to effectively manage multiple subsidiaries located in different countries within the same Microsoft environment.
The Challenge: How to Manage Multiple Subsidiaries with Different Reporting Needs
A global organization with various subsidiaries faced several challenges when managing its Microsoft environment effectively. Here are the key requirements they needed to address:
- Separate Reporting and Access: The organization wanted distinct reporting and access capabilities for each of its subsidiaries.
- Consolidated Reporting: In addition to separate reporting, they also sought consolidated reporting that would provide an overall view of their subsidiaries’ performance.
- Support for the Parent Company and Subsidiaries: They wanted their organization, along with LIDD, to support both the parent company and its subsidiaries within the same tenant.
- Email Capabilities: The organization desired its subsidiaries to send emails using their own domain and under the parent company tenant, utilizing their subsidiary licenses effectively.
- License Provisioning: Each subsidiary required its set of licenses, which needed efficient provisioning.
Additional Constraints for Consideration
In addition to these requirements, several constraints needed consideration:
- Distinct Domain and Tenant: Each subsidiary had its domain and tenant, making it necessary to find solutions that could accommodate this separation.
Exploring the Options: Addressing the Challenges
After careful consideration, I presented our client with several options to meet their unique requirements.
Tailoring Business Solutions to Meet Your Unique Needs
We understand that every organization has its set of challenges and requirements. To find the right solution for our client, it was important to provide various options tailored to their specific needs.
We hope this first installment of ‘Ask Mat’ has shed light on the complexities of managing multiple subsidiaries within a Microsoft environment. Stay tuned for more insightful posts, where Mathieu will address additional questions and provide valuable guidance.
If you have any Microsoft Solutions-related questions you’d like Mathieu to answer in future blog posts, please feel free to email those to us. Until next time!
Note: The scenarios and options presented in this blog post are based on the specific requirements and constraints presented by our client. Individual organizations may have different needs. Consult experts to find the most suitable solutions for their unique circumstances.