OneDrive Customer Spotlight Series: Ecolab

August 21, 2019
The original article is published on the Microsoft Tech Community OneDrive Blog.

Driving customer success and satisfaction has always been one of the core priorities of the Microsoft OneDrive team. We have the privilege of working continuously with exemplary customers who leverage the latest and greatest Microsoft 365 technologies to drive digital transformation.

This monthly blog post will recognize our customers who have embarked on their journey to a modern workplace with OneDrive and Microsoft 365. We take pride in sharing the business successes and IT accomplishments of our customers and hope these inspiring stories and best practices across enterprise and SMB will help you in your endeavors as well.

This month we take the opportunity to acknowledge Ecolab.


Ecolab is a global chemical company that prioritizes sustainability, making water conservation, renewable energy, and food safety its top missions. From its headquarters in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the company depends on employees all over the world to create a more sustainable, healthy world with clean water, safe food supplies, and abundant energy. It found a solution to its collaboration headaches with Microsoft OneDrive. Now, Ecolab teams collaborate more securely and seamlessly with OneDrive, wherever they are.

Many Ecolab users shared files with Dropbox for years. “We wanted to simplify and lower license costs,” says Sam Qureshi, Director of User Experience Platforms at Ecolab. “But we also realized that it made sense for us to move to OneDrive because we’d have the capabilities we had with Dropbox and more, particularly integration with Outlook and other Office 365 apps.” Working carefully with concerns about impact to users, Qureshi’s team migrated more than 135 terabytes of data with no interruption to business services
In six months since the migration, OneDrive consumption grew tremendously, from about 135 terabytes of data to more than 400 terabytes and growing.


Blair Wade, Sales Operations Manager for Ecolab Light Industries in North America, realizes the value of the transition. He appreciates the dedication of his sales team, who worry about going on vacation without laptops. He pushes work-life balance but has found a compromise. The OneDrive mobile app gives sales teams easy mobile access to company resources. Phil Stein, Director of Commercial Digital Solutions for the Food and Beverage Division at Ecolab validates that experience. “Everything is at my fingertips, which is fantastic,” he says. “Once, laptops were our lifeline, but not anymore. Our documents are really anywhere and everywhere

Read the full Ecolab case study to learn more about how OneDrive helps the Ecolab team to access files in adverse work environments, collaborate and share with precision across the globe and leverage the intelligence and interoperability of the entire Microsoft Office platform to amplify productivity.

We continue to evolve OneDrive as a place to access, share, and collaborate all your files in Microsoft 365, keeping them protected and readily accessible on all your devices, anywhere.

Learn more about similar customer stories at Microsoft Customer Evidence.

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Ankita Kirti – OneDrive | Microsoft

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