Manager satisfied its needs for a flexible, scalable IT platform using In Motion from the SONDA Business Cloud service

Client: Manager Industry: Utilities Solution: Cloud Computing

Utilities

Summary

Manager is a company with extensive experience in the development and marketing of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solutions suitable for small and medium- sized enterprises. The company needed flexibility to deal with seasonality and scalable growth. After evaluating the market, they selected the infrastructure solution In Motion from the SONDA Business Cloud service, the only company in Chile offering the cloud features they required.

Manager is a company with extensive experience in the development and marketing of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solutions suitable for small and medium-sized enterprises. The company needed flexibility to deal with seasonality and scalable growth. After evaluating the market, they selected the infrastructure solution In Motion from the SONDA Business Cloud service, the only company in Chile offering the cloud features they required.

Client Profile

Manager Software is a leading Chilean company dedicated to the development and marketing of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software suitable for small and medium sized companies. The company has 25 years of experience and its mission is to strengthen the administrative and management capacity of Chilean companies, through the development and marketing of software solutions that support and facilitate critical processes within each organization. The company offers cutting edge technology and provides customers with high value added solutions, thereby improving internal processes and decision-making abilities. The company has more than ten thousand users connected daily, and five thousand companies permanently connected. Their customers include major Chilean companies from all kinds of industries.

Manager Software is a leading Chilean company dedicated to the development and marketing of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software suitable for small and medium sized companies. The company has 25 years of experience and its mission is to strengthen the administrative and management capacity of Chilean companies, through the development and marketing of software solutions that support and facilitate critical processes within each organization. The company offers cutting edge technology and provides customers with high value added solutions, thereby improving internal processes and decision-making abilities.

The company has more than ten thousand users connected daily, and five thousand companies permanently connected. Their customers include major Chilean companies from all kinds of industries.

Business Need

Manager is a high growth company, though that growth is both scalable and seasonal. Therefore, the strategic needs of the company are for an IT platform that meets their requirements for growth, seasonality, and response times. For this reason, the company took time and expert advice to evaluate and define this complex project, namely migrate to a cloud platform. Maria Victoria Puentes, General Manager of Manager Software explained "In Motion Cloud was the only one in Chile that had the required features."

Manager is a high growth company, though that growth is both scalable and seasonal.

Therefore, the strategic needs of the company are for an IT platform that meets their requirements for growth, seasonality, and response times. For this reason, the company took time and expert advice to evaluate and define this complex project, namely migrate to a cloud platform.

Maria Victoria Puentes, General Manager of Manager Software explained "In Motion Cloud was the only one in Chile that had the required features."

Solution

The solution implemented used a cloud infrastructure called In Motion. This powerful and flexible service allows business applications to be run in the cloud, releasing all the reliable and secure benefits of this service. Unlike the traditional model, a virtual infrastructure enables expansion and contraction in minutes according to demand, which enables Manager to withstand both gradual and drastic growth in operational demand. This model contributes to a more efficient use of resources, improves availability, facilitates recovery, and enables administrative services to be centralized.

The solution implemented used a cloud infrastructure called In Motion. This powerful and flexible service allows business applications to be run in the cloud, releasing all the reliable and secure benefits of this service. Unlike the traditional model, a virtual infrastructure enables expansion and contraction in minutes according to demand, which enables Manager to withstand both gradual and drastic growth in operational demand. This model contributes to a more efficient use of resources, improves availability, facilitates recovery, and enables administrative services to be centralized.

Results

A platform solution using cloud computing was able to meet the needs of security, performance and availability currently required by companies such as Manager. María Victoria Puentes added "since operations began we have been constantly working on improvement plans, and I believe these will continue: improving service quality for our customers, improving response times, quickly responding with solutions to customer requests, guaranteeing operational continuity, optimizing the use of resources, and where possible reducing costs, among others."

A platform solution using cloud computing was able to meet the needs of security, performance and availability currently required by companies such as Manager.

María Victoria Puentes added "since operations began we have been constantly working on improvement plans, and I believe these will continue: improving service quality for our customers, improving response times, quickly responding with solutions to customer requests, guaranteeing operational continuity, optimizing the use of resources, and where possible reducing costs, among others."

Benefits

The SONDA solution delivers flexibility in the allocation of resources, which results in ease of expansion and contraction in size, as there are a sufficient number of machines literally on-line. In the short term this translates into lower business risks and improved costs. Maria Victoria Puentes, General Manager of Manager Software, stressed that the In Motion Cloud delivers "peace of mind, knowing that we have all the resources required to address any unexpected event quickly and optimally. SONDA Cloud Computing is involved in the needs of the business, offering the technical and commercial design flexibility that makes it a real business partner."

The SONDA solution delivers flexibility in the allocation of resources, which results in ease of expansion and contraction in size, as there are a sufficient number of machines literally on-line. In the short term this translates into lower business risks and improved costs.

Maria Victoria Puentes, General Manager of Manager Software, stressed that the In Motion Cloud delivers "peace of mind, knowing that we have all the resources required to address any unexpected event quickly and optimally. SONDA Cloud Computing is involved in the needs of the business, offering the technical and commercial design flexibility that makes it a real business partner."

Testimonial

Maria Victoria Puentes also mentioned "companies that need flexibility and immediacy in order to grow and/or contract should adopt cloud solutions. In addition, independence in administration and management can be achieved with the support of In Motion, due to the skills of their professional staff, which would be difficult to retain within your own company." "SONDA has been our technology service provider for more than 10 years. Before cloud computing was introduced we were operating with a data center using a traditional hosting and service management platform. Therefore, we had already developed a very close relationship. When SONDA launched cloud computing, they kept us informed and immediately we started to assess the feasibility of migrating to this solution, as it perfectly matched the needs of our business."

Maria Victoria Puentes also mentioned "companies that need flexibility and immediacy in order to grow and/or contract should adopt cloud solutions. In addition, independence in administration and management can be achieved with the support of In Motion, due to the skills of their professional staff, which would be difficult to retain within your own company."

"SONDA has been our technology service provider for more than 10 years. Before cloud computing was introduced we were operating with a data center using a traditional hosting and service management platform. Therefore, we had already developed a very close relationship. When SONDA launched cloud computing, they kept us informed and immediately we started to assess the feasibility of migrating to this solution, as it perfectly matched the needs of our business."