This Retail Marketing and Automotive Company is a multinational product provider, headquartered in the United States with over 5000 employees. They have operations in over 140 countries worldwide and provide a wide variety of top-quality products for automobiles.
With a new data warehouse planned for the organization down the line, the company wanted to maintain their old and stable Cognos estate until their transition occurred. In addition, upgrading would be an unnecessary drain on resources given their future strategic plans. As the IBM renewal date approached, their annual software maintenance was increased significantly, so their IT Vendor Manager decided to explore alternative options.
After consulting a Gartner Analyst, the company was recommended to consider Third Party Providers (TPP) for software support, specifically Origina for their IBM estate. Following an introductory call with Origina, where the process and services were explained, Origina set up for a call between the company and a current Origina client who had been placed in a similar situation by IBM. Likewise, the client had a contained product that was stable and only required maintenance, but they were being forced to upgrade and dramatically increase their spend. After this open dialogue, additional calls with a current client and Origina’s IBM subject matter experts, the company confidently made the decision that switching their software support to Origina would be the best strategic, support and financial decision.
With cost savings on this system of over 50%, the allocated budget could be used on alternate strategic IT projects.
· 50% cost savings
· Improved quality of service
· No forced upgrades
· Funding for strategic projects