OCASO, one of Spain’s leading insurance companies, offers customers in Spain and the United Kingdom a variety of insurance products—from home and life insurance to travel and pet policies. The OCASO infrastructure and services team, which supports 12,600 users in more than 350 locations, has used IT service management solutions from BMC Software since 2004. Recently, the team wanted to upgrade to the newest Remedy release to take advantage of enhanced functionality. Although the team didn’t have the budget or staffing to handle an on-premises upgrade, they found a solution in the cloud.
Remedy OnDemand, now part of BMC Helix ITSM, offered OCASO an economical path to acquiring Remedy 9 innovations without capital expenditures and without overburdening the staff with upgrade activities.
The move to the cloud has improved efficiency and agility while also cutting service management costs. BMC handles all management and maintenance, taking that burden off the infrastructure and services team.
- With a Saas solution, a recent major upgrade took just 50 to 60 hours of staff time.
- Only one administrator is required to manage the solution instead of the three required for the on-premises solution.
- Incident resolution time has dropped by 16%.
- The staff reports 100% availability with zero performance concerns.
“After the major upgrade to Remedy 9, it’s clear that we have fulfilled our fundamental objectives: streamlining the version upgrade process and making it affordable.”— Manuel Araque, Chief of IT Infrastructure and Services, OCASO