This global car manufacturer consists of 364,445 employees worldwide and is currently the sixth biggest company in the world by revenue.
They were operating on legacy IBM software, spending double the amount on IBM Software Support & Subscription before they made the switch to Origina. There were two main deciding factors for why they moved to Origina for their IBM software support:
1. The level of support from IBM was not sufficient, because in some cases they had unsupported versions running and yet were paying IBM for this.
2. They were looking at creative ways of reducing costs, with Origina they cut could their IBM software support bill by 50% and receive a higher quality of service.
By switching their support to Origina, they received an improved level of responsiveness, efficiency, performance and technical expertise than they previously were experiencing with IBM. The main advantage for them was when they asked Origina questions about products that were no longer supported by IBM, Origina had the answers. Origina gave them the confidence that there would be no risks and they would in fact be receiving the correct level of support they needed.
· 50% cost savings
· Improved performance
· Improved speed and efficiency
· Perfect for a project with a flexible timescale
"The software vendors are very bullish. I find their [IBM's] arrogance direct line unacceptable; their pricing model is complex, and understanding their licensing model is complex too."
„Die Softwareanbieter sind extrem stur. Für mich ist ihre [IBMs] Arroganz völlig inakzeptabel; ihr Preismodell ist dabei ebenso komplex und unverständlich wie ihr Lizenzmodell.“
« Les éditeurs de logiciels sont toujours très sûrs d’eux. Je trouve leur [celle d’IBM] arrogance inacceptable. Leurs tarifs et leur modèle de licence sont extrêmement complexes. »