SADA Systems Transitions Denver Seminary to Google Workspace

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/ AT A GLANCE

SADA first reviewed Denver Seminary's existing IT environment. They assisted Denver Seminary with the sign-up and initial account setup for Google Workspace for Education. SADA then configured the seminary's MX/DNS records and set up a Dual Delivery system for staff members already on Microsoft Exchange.

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Customer

Founded in 1950, Denver Seminary offers a number of master and doctoral-level programs for clergy, counselors, and other faith workers. The Seminary is home to nearly 900 current students and has graduated over 4000 alumni.

Challenges

Prior to adopting Google Workspace, Denver Seminary did not provide its students with email accounts. Staff and faculty email was served through Microsoft Exchange however the Seminary did not see that as an appropriate solution for student email. Denver Seminary chose to use Google Workspace for Education to fulfill this need and turned to SADA to help with deployment and implementation.

Solution

SADA first reviewed Denver Seminary’s existing IT environment. They assisted Denver Seminary with the sign-up and initial account setup for Google Workspace for Education. SADA then configured the seminary’s MX/DNS records and set up a Dual Delivery system for staff members already on Microsoft Exchange. SADA deployed its Google Workspace User Provisioning/Synchronization and Web Single Sign-On tools. Each of these tools allows Denver Seminary IT staff to provision and synchronize Google Workspace accounts through its Active Directory (AD) and gives the Seminary’s users access their Google Workspace accounts with their AD credentials.

Result

By implementing Google’s and SADA’s solutions, Denver Seminary has an email solution that comes with lower IT administration costs, higher user satisfaction, and increased productivity. This peace of mind allows Denver Seminary IT to focus on more strategic initiatives.

“SADA Systems was a pleasure to work with,” says Jason Adams, Director of IT for Denver Seminary. “I am impressed by their relationship with Google, something I didn’t feel other vendors had. They brought experience and knowledge which was extremely important and helpful in getting us up and running.”

He continues, “We are using SADA’s fully hosted solution – they took care of everything, there was very little for us to do. And with the few resources we have that makes a huge difference – without breaking our bank! I would recommend SADA Systems to everyone looking to deploy Google Workspace in their environment.”

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