Noventiq has implemented a SAM project for the Russian office of Bonduelle, in the course of which it has conducted a large-scale inventory of Microsoft software in all company units. As a result, the client has received information on the current state of the company software assets and recommendations for choosing an optimal software licensing model.
Bonduelle Group established its first office in Russia in 1994. Bonduelle has been a leader on the Russian market of canned vegetables for more than 20 years. The Russian affiliate of Bonduelle has a geographically-distributed infrastructure: plants are located in the Krasnodar region and the central office is in Moscow.
All Microsoft licenses have been acquired by each company unit individually following the Open License program. The IT department pays a lot of attention to intellectual property rights, copyrights and Microsoft licensing requirements. To make a comprehensive evaluation of current software and choose a more flexible licensing model for the future, the CIO of the company has taken a decision to implement a SAM project in cooperation with Noventiq.
Noventiq specialists have performed IT infrastructure analysis in each business unit and have made a detailed usage pattern of all the available categories of Microsoft software. An inventory of 7 servers and 223 users’ workstations enabled by Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) has been performed. Beside the software inventory, the project also included works on information security assessment. Noventiq SAM specialists have analyzed the server infrastructure and provided recommendations on 20 main criteria for the protection against cyberthreats.
It was suggested for the client to switch to the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA). It is a perpetual license program that enables creating several user accounts for license acquisition for each regional branch. This approach simplifies software procurements.
The client was also recommended to use virtualization. It will enable the client to use more efficiently the available server capacities without additional licensing. Noventiq specialists also proposed the client to optimize the Microsoft SQL Server usage by moving the 1С database to Microsoft Azure platform.
Noventiq experts have audited the license compliance of desktop OS, productivity applications and server systems. The report developed as project result will be a basis for further infrastructure development and IT asset management in the company units in Russia.
“The software assets inventory performed by Noventiq specialists has enabled us to determine the number of software licenses actually used, to assess the current license compliance and to get recommendations on optimization of our corporate IT infrastructure. In the future, every business unit will be able to purchase software solutions that meet its unique needs under MPSA. Information on all software purchases in the company will be available from the system administrator’s personal area”.
"Two factors contributed to the success of the project. First, deep involvement of business customers of this solution - the employees of the financial department. Second, a true expertise of colleagues from Noventiq in budgeting, which helped them communicate with the customer in the same language. Due to using the MCaaS model, the employees of the IT department can focus on specific business tasks without wasting time on administering the basic IT infrastructure".
"Migrating the bulk of IT services into the cloud allowed preserving good working order of the infrastructure during the reorganization, ensuring interactions of the company's business units and functioning of the ERP system, and cutting its maintenance costs".
“ServiceNow platform development marks yet another step to formulating a service-based approach to address business objectives at our facilities and towards an efficient management of key processes at the company-wide scale”.
"With IoT, the devices expose the local network, then security counts so that the user is not afraid to connect the machines. Our migration to Windows 10 added value when it came to more efficient graphics and too when talking about security. Furthermore, the 10-year warranty of the system given by Microsoft is the certainty of market longevity".
"We have received an IT infrastructure management tool that allows not only to control the state of IT services, but, in addition quickly makes necessary changes. It is very important for us to provide remote consulting on technical support requests within the shortest terms. Local mobile device management is another important product benefit: it simplifies maintenance using the tools built into device operating systems".
Thanks to the help of Noventiq specialists, we were able to create the cloud infrastructure and to provide users with access to digital content as quickly as possible . Simplified payment management and the ability to store virtually unlimited files allow to use the available IT resources as efficiently as possible. We plan to scale the solution depending on the type and amount of shares in Russia and abroad, and also to attract key rightholders to increase the efficiency of distribution and create new models of mutually beneficial cooperation.
"The information provided by the specialists of Noventiq, allow us managing the licenses in Microsoft software efficiently. The recommendations given as a result of the inspection following the method SAM CyberSecurity, shall help us to improve the information security assurance for IT-resources".
“As a result of effective interaction with our IT-specialists short terms of equipment supply was guaranteed, which enabled to equip the hotel before its opening and provide the personnel, guests of the hotel, restaurant and bar, as well as partners, holding meetings at our conference-platforms, with modern equipment from reliable manufacturers”.