Bechtle Implements Copilot for Microsoft 365 Across 14 Countries, Empowering Productivity

Bechtle Implements Copilot for Microsoft 365 Across 14 Countries, Empowering Productivity

(IN BRIEF) Bechtle AG, a leading IT service provider, has launched Copilot for Microsoft 365 across 14 countries, deploying 5,000 seats to enhance productivity. Copilot integrates seamlessly into Office applications, offering support for routine tasks and suggestions for complex work. Bechtle’s project team of experts will support the rollout with training and tutorials, aiming to empower SMEs with AI expertise. Microsoft Germany applauds Bechtle’s initiative, highlighting its significance in advancing AI adoption. With a focus on innovation and customer empowerment, Bechtle reaffirms its position as a leader in the industry.

(PRESS RELEASE) NECKARSULM, Germany, 4-Mar-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — Bechtle AG (ETR: BC8), Germany’s largest IT System House, the go-to partner for future-driven IT architectures, announces that it has embarked on a significant deployment of Copilot for Microsoft 365 across its sites in 14 countries. With a total of 5,000 seats, Bechtle aims to leverage AI technology to enhance productivity and efficiency in its daily operations. This strategic move underscores Bechtle’s commitment to embracing innovation and empowering Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with advanced AI solutions.

Copilot for Microsoft 365, available as an additional licensed service, seamlessly integrates into Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams applications used by Bechtle employees. By offering support for routine tasks and providing suggestions for complex work, such as document creation, Copilot enhances the user experience and streamlines workflows. The software operates with the utmost respect for data privacy and security, accessing various sources including emails, meetings, chats, documents, and internet data.

To ensure the successful implementation and utilization of Copilot for Microsoft 365, Bechtle has assembled a dedicated project team comprising Modern Workplace and AI experts. In addition to providing video tutorials, Bechtle will offer specialized training courses to its employees, emphasizing the company’s commitment to fostering AI expertise internally and sharing knowledge with its customers, particularly SMEs.

Dirk Müller-Niessner, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Bechtle AG, expressed confidence in the extensive deployment of Copilot for Microsoft 365, highlighting the potential for valuable insights and enhanced business processes. “We are certain that we will gain valuable experience in the multitude of opportunities Copilot for Microsoft 365 offers through the extensive and structured deployment of this AI service. In addition to the added value for our day-to-day work and business processes, we aim to empower the German Mittelstand by sharing our employees’ experiences and AI expertise with our customers.”

Oliver Gürtler, Head of SME Business at Microsoft Germany, praised Bechtle’s initiative in embracing Copilot for Microsoft 365, emphasizing its importance in shaping the future of AI adoption. “Bechtle’s international roll out highlights the great interest of one of our most important European partners in the use of Copilot for Microsoft 365. We are delighted by Bechtle’s decision to support its employees to develop their AI skills and productively apply them, paving the way towards the future,”

Bechtle’s longstanding partnership with Microsoft, coupled with its expertise in AI solutions, positions the company as a leader in driving digital transformation and innovation within the industry. With certifications and accolades from Microsoft, Bechtle remains committed to delivering cutting-edge solutions and services to its customers worldwide.

About Bechtle:

With more than 100 system houses and IT e-commerce in 14 countries, Bechtle is one of Europe’s leading IT providers and never more than a stone’s throw away. Bechtle also has a worldwide partner network to fulfil the needs of its customers on every continent.

Founded in 1983, the Bechtle Group is headquartered in the southern German town of Neckarsulm and currently employs over 15,000 people. Over 70,000 customers from the industrial, trade, financial and public sectors rely on Bechtle to drive their digital transformation with a cross-vendor portfolio that spans the whole world of IT infrastructure and operations. Bechtle is listed on the MDAX and TecDAX indexes. According to preliminary figures, revenue in 2023 was around 6.4 billion euros. Read more at

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