Systematic uses Ipswitch MOVEit Managed File Transfer (MFT) to enable their move to a continuous development model.
Established in 1985, Systematic is the largest privately owned software and systems company in Denmark with major international companies as partners and solutions sold to customers in 50 countries. The company has more than 900 employees and is headquartered in Aarhus with offices in Copenhagen, Australia, Finland, France, Germany, New Zealand, Romania, Singapore, Sweden, UK, United Arab Emirates and the U.S. “The biggest challenge we were facing was moving from annual releases of our software to a model of continuous development and more frequent releases,” said Tim Timmins, Senior Manager of Business Applications and Support at Systematic. “We had a very robust, secure solution, but it was very labor intensive. We needed something that is equally or more secure and that has a very good administration interface.”
Systematic was moving from a release a year to continuous development. Their existing approach could easily handle an annual update of documentation to their global customer base. Systematic’s IT team, however, knew that the amount of manual administration and troubleshooting effort required would never scale to a release every week.
Systematic had a lot of diverse solutions for distributing information, including many different SAP solutions, and they were looking to replace those with a consolidated platform that is easy to manage. The company’s current solution was not scalable, and they needed to automate.
“We needed a solution that is easy-to-use and easy-to-configure that we could use more frequently, while increasing quality including removing human error,” said Tim Timmins. “One of the things we liked about Ipswitch MOVEit was the built-in security features. Previously, we would have taken a week to plan the distribution of a release of a package. It’s a business efficiency driver and quality control.”
After evaluating a number of competing solutions, Systematic chose Ipswitch MOVEit Transfer as their Managed File Transfer (MFT) solution as the offering “ticked all the boxes.” They did a structured analysis, writing down all requirements across the business, looking at where they needed to be in 2-3 years. MOVEit was clearly the winner as the most well-rounded and mature product.
MOVEit’s security features matched their requirements in terms of the public sectors in which they serve – particularly for healthcare and the UK, Danish and U.S. militaries – where data protection is essential. It was also important that the user admin interface provided the capability to give staff different levels of permission and segregate duties. The people who are uploading information may not be the ones who send it out and segregation of duties was needed to minimize mistakes. The ability to log and report file transfer activities also provides the level of control the Systematic team felt they required.
Systematic deployed two MOVEit Transfer servers – one for Denmark and one for the UK. The company expects the solution will make their distribution process much more efficient and allow them to be much more responsive to their customers. They are already seeing ROI by reducing a particular task, which normally took up to three days, to a completion time of 20 minutes.
In deploying MOVEit, Systematic worked with Advanced Cyber Solutions, Ipswitch EMEA Partner of the Year for file transfer in Northern Europe. For more information, visit: https://www.advancedcyber.co.uk/
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