Our client is one of the largest industrial battery manufacturers in the world, with more than $3.3 billion in revenue and 11,400 employees, and an international presence spanning 100 countries. A global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, it offers an extensive product line of motive power, reserve power, aerospace/defense, and specialty batteries along with a full range of integrated services and systems.
Addressing Fragmented Operations to Control Rising IT Costs
Following several mergers and acquisitions, our client was faced with a heterogenous IT infrastructure across the world.
IT costs were rising due to unplanned hardware and software acquisitions and manual tracking meant there was no clarity on overall spending or usage metrics. Additionally, deviations from standard procedures led to compliance and security audit concerns.
The company knew that they needed a united system to integrate fragmented systems and processes, and control costs. They turned to Sutherland for a solution.
Introducing Compliance Friendly and Efficient Operating Framework
Our IT Asset Management division designed a phased strategy tailored to the client’s requirements. We deployed a cloud-based solution for centralized real-time tracking. This was customized to deliver both granular asset tracking and comprehensive lifecycle management.
Data integrity and transparency were a priority. So, we established a foundational dataset encompassing all hardware and software assets. To tackle regional gaps, we connected all purchasing and entitlement records into a unified framework.
Our holistic approach also identified gaps in regional contracts. To address these, significant site-specific contracts were seamlessly transitioned to global ones, unlocking better pricing and optimizing asset use across the board.