About Dunlop Protective Footwear
Dunlop Protective Footwear is a leading global manufacturer of protective footwear. With its head office in the Netherlands, and regional offices in the United States and Portugal, Dunlop offers comfort and safety for feet worldwide
Dunlop focuses on many diverse industries, with different companies often having specialized requirements. Within agriculture, a poultry farmer needs boots to maintain hygiene, while a cattle farmer needs footwear to protect against the hooves of a cow or bull. In oil, gas and mining, in addition to withstanding special circumstances, boots need to use bright orange colors for safety reasons. And contrary to popular belief, Dunlop boots are no longer made of rubber, but of Purofort or Acifort. These are modern materials that make its boots extremely lightweight and thermally insulated.
The benefits of centrally managed email signatures
When a company is based in multiple countries, managing email signatures for every user needs to be well executed to ensure consistency and control. Before migrating to Office 365, the company had been using Exclaimer’s on-premises solution for Exchange to centrally manage its users’ email signatures.
“When I started over 10 years ago, we were already using Exclaimer’s on-premises software to manage our professional email signatures,” said Alfred Muller, Global IT Manager at Dunlop. “Back in 2007, we needed an email signature solution to achieve consistency across all business emails. The use of the Dunlop logo is protected, and we use legal disclaimers to conform with international email law. We also make extensive use of graphical banners in our email signatures. Some examples would be for product introductions, new articles, trade fair announcements or Christmas messages in December.”
A smooth transition
The move to the cloud and everything that came with it was mainly an ICT matter. “A year earlier, it had been decided that we would migrate from on-premises Exchange to Office 365,” Alfred explained. “The process had been very smooth, and the entire transition didn’t take more than a few days.”
Once Dunlop had completed this migration to Office 365, it needed to ensure all users’ emails were still having email signatures applied in the same way it had been used to with Exclaimer’s on-premises solution. Fortunately, by choosing Exclaimer’s cloud-based solution, this was easily achieved. “We migrated all of our employees’ email signatures in one weekend,” said Mr Muller. “This included more than 400 mailboxes across approximately 200 automated workstations. The process was incredibly smooth, and the implementation was flawless. In fact, our users didn’t even notice a change.”
A flawless experience
Simplicity was paramount when moving to Exclaimer. “Exclaimer is an outstanding email signature solution,” concluded Mr Muller. “We looked around for other alternatives, but the simplicity of this solution particularly appealed to us. It’s easy to setup without any problems. It’s simple to implement without guidance and training. And it’s very easy to use. We expected the transition to be easy and Exclaimer delivered everything flawlessly.”
“Representatives at Exclaimer are always polite, quick, efficient, and effective. The helpdesk is well organized, so if we ever need to contact them, we always get an answer. The solution adjusts perfectly to our needs, and we wouldn’t be able to handle our signatures without it. Our email signatures are great because Exclaimer makes it easy.”
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We expected the transition to be easy and Exclaimer delivered everything flawlessly.
Alfred Muller Global IT Manager