About the client
Hypersay is a British startup founded by two Romanian entrepreneurs – Cristian Dinu and Paul Balogh -, specialized in providing technologies and services to accommodate digital events to educational platforms or advanced language translation services for live content.
A quick evolution from a Romanian product to a service that accommodates digital needs at an European level, Hypersay now equals a core team of 5 people and other external collaborators. SIgning in for work from remote locations and across different time zones such as the UK, the Netherlands, Italy and Romania, the startup relies on Google Workspace infrastructure and integrated applications to align all the team efforts.
The main challenge: a modern infrastructure to support collaboration in a hybrid team
Choosing the best software solution for an international reach team like Hypersay can be one of the biggest challenges. Finding a platform that covers both internal solutions and external collaboration with customers and suppliers has been a priority since the company’s first projects launched on the market.
Additionally, the founders were researching a solution that would integrate numerous office productivity applications, easy administration of these apps while ensuring security standards for data and customer privacy.
We needed a simple and modern infrastructure that would integrate company email addresses and accommodate the need for cloud storage and file editing.
The solution: The balance between the simplicity and flexibility of the Google Workspace suite
Although the company also tested alternatives for certain Google services integrated in the Workspace suite – such as Dropbox as a variant of Google Drive – Hypersay relied fully on the Google platform and security from the very first beginning.
We have always returned to Google for better integration and ease of platform administration. We really couldn't find a better email interface to manage different situations with our clients and to also integrate all the various plugins we use.
Considering the challenges every startup faces, Hypersay management felt the need to help the team collaborate effectively, regardless of their location.
We use a CRM integrated with Gmail to share customer-related information, while on Google Drive we share documents internally and externally with third-party providers or different services such as accounting. And indeed Google Drive is the perfect solution to cover these needs. Like working with any other software, it can be frustrating at times, but overall it fits perfectly into our work routine.
Results: A healthy digital environment, fundamental for an ambitious startup
From a simple and modern infrastructure that allows them to work without interruptions to a balanced and secure digital environment, Hypersay is now working side by side with an official Google partner, FOTC and its Romanian subsidiary.
With all Google accounts already created and 100% of the company’s data secured in the cloud, the startup left all migration, billing and support in FOTC’s engineers care.
Not much technical help was needed, given that we already had everything set up in the cloud. But we enjoyed the collaboration with Bogdan Grasu and his involvement in ensuring that everything we had already set up would work just as smoothly with FOTC.
Is Google Workspace an entity of applications and services that can support all the work of a startup starting from scratch? Here is Hypersay’s response:
I don't think Google Workspace itself needs too many recommendations. If you're already enjoying Gmail's interface, there's no better way to start setting up infrastructure foundational communication. So the decision is already made if you like working and collaborating in the Google ecosystem.