TechValidate Research on Mimecast

Mimecast Case Study

Retail Food Group


This case study of Retail Food Group is based on a November 2018 survey of Mimecast customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Outsourcing archiving to the cloud has released a lot of overhead and cost for the business.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Mimecast:

  • The biggest challenge they solved by deploying Mimecast was to achieve improved management efficiencies and bottomless storage.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Mimecast that the surveyed company uses:

  • EDiscovery features or workflows important to improving legal process:
    • Self-service search for legal teams
    • Analytics and visualizations
  • Regulations are affecting their retention and archive policies:
    • Normal legal compliance.
  • The retention that best fits their organizational requirements is 3 years or less.


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Mimecast:

  • Has saved 15 – 20 man-hours per month by enabling self-service access to end-users and legal/compliance teams, since deploying Mimecast Cloud Archive.
  • Using Mimecast Cloud Archive, they estimate their Return on Investment (ROI) was/is <12 months.
  • The biggest advantage over on-premises solutions has been better disaster recovery.
  • Confirmed that workforce productivity has improved 0 – 25% since deploying Mimecast Cloud Archive.
  • They would be willing to be a reference for Mimecast.

About This Data

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