The distribution company dealt with repeated service gaps, support issues and a lack of confidence in their current third-party maintenance (TPM) provider’s expertise. Interaction with its OEM and third-party vendors was complex, frustrating and inefficient. The team found it difficult to effectively work on priorities because of the hours needed to organise and follow up on the service responses for critical failures.
A new solution would include responsive communication, reliable service and consistent responses. The IT team connected with Service Express to support over 400 systems, including Brocade, EMC, HPE and IBM, in 28 locations.
Lack of confidence in the engineer’s technical abilities and complicated support left the IT department frustrated
Managing multiple support partners to provide maintenance of equipment can require additional resources. Service Express identified several underlying problems impacting the IT department’s productivity:
- Lack of confidence in the technical abilities of onsite engineers
- Ever-changing engineer lineup requiring new data centre authorisations
- Repair delays due to the wrong parts
- Time wasted tracking down engineers and looking for status updates on critical projects
Transportation and Warehousing
£4M in OpEx savings
Eliminated hours spent chasing OEM and TPM engineers after placing a service ticket
The Service Express Solution
Local certified dedicated engineers with technical expertise
Service Express offers several advantages to ensure support quality is the first priority:
- Local certified engineers and an office located close to their primary data centere in Pennsylvania
- One multivendor agreement to simplify account coverage and service ticket process
- Site inventories completed in all 20+ locations for accuracy and parts data
- Local parts inventory proactively stocked for each data centre using OnDeck® Predictive Sparing®
User-friendly service, local dedicated engineers and the right parts at the right time
By moving their hardware support to a trusted partner, the company saved £4 million in OpEx costs.
With Service Express providing data centre maintenance and consultative solutions, the IT department can stop following up on service with OEM and TPM engineers and focus on critical projects. The company’s IT leaders move forward confidently with infrastructure plans, knowing they can rely on Service Express as a trusted extension of their in-house team.