Success stories made by COMPAREX – This is our customers opinion

Learn how a wide variety of customers have benefited from COMPAREX services and solutions.

With subsidiaries all over the world COMPAREX serves customers from industry, public administration and medium-sized businesses as well as major, globally active customers.

Get to know the expertise and outstanding customer orientation of COMPAREX and choose one of our success stories below.

Business Intelligence

Speeding-up daily decision-making

"Our reporting process has become fast and reliable as a result of using SAP BusinessObjects as a reporting engine, whilst our employees have their role-based window split into operational details. Our SAP BusinessObjects partner, COMPAREX, has given us support with strategic development and technical implementation. It‘s really good to see how the application is used within our organization."

Wallenstam ABKenneth Hansten
Business Intelligence Manager, Wallenstam AB, Sweden

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BRight Service Desk in company RIEBER & SON

"COMPAREX has helped us create a single place for cataloging incidents. This solution has proven its importance mainly for the support of service level agreements (SLA) and knowledge base that is used across our company’s international structure. This move led to decrease in company costs on user support while the users acquired a reliable partner for solving incidents and requests in the HelpDesk department."

Rieber & SonJan Mayer
IT Operation Manager,
Rieber & Son, Czech Republic

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30 per cent less development costs with COMPAREX

"We didn’t have any problem implementing the solution, as CA ERwin Data Modeler is easy to install and use as long as you are familiar with database development. We were able to use the modelling software immediately, and used more and more functions during the productive phase. CA ERwin Data Modeler allows us to make better business decisions and meet the requirements of our customers significantly faster."

Team Manager Database and Business Intelligence, COMPAREX AG, Germany

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Cloud Computing

Support for Group Éditions Lefebvre Sarrut to Successfully Migrate to the Cloud!

"We wanted to replace our nine messaging systems with a single, ergonomic, user-friendly solution. COMPAREX, with its in-depth knowledge of publishers, helped us decipher extremely complex contracts and find a solution with Office 365. Their support throughout the process of acquiring a cloud solution truly made all the difference."

Ebita ApSChristophe Le Caignec
Head of IT Operations Group Éditions Lefebvre Sarrut

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SoftCare offers us transparency, independent advice and a single point of contact

"COMPAREX offered us this single point of contact. Now, we don’t have to order software via the web or any other channel anymore. This offers us convenience. On top ofthat, we pay a much better price in most cases, because COMPAREX is able to purchase at lower costs. The software is being provided to us at cost price."

Kuiken NVServaas van de Voort
Manager ICT, Kuiken NV

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Having successfully created a license compliance balance, the customer BKK decided for a quarterly Software Asset Management review with COMPAREX SAM2GO to find out about over- and under-licensing and corresponding measures. Therefore, the compliance balance is quarterly updated and a respective strategy to avoid over- and under-licensing is developed together with the customer.

Deutsche BKKDeutsche BKK, Germany

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Introduction of COMPAREX SAM2GO – Managed Service

Rödl & Partner relied on COMPAREX’s expertise. Therefore, the solution SAM2GO (Managed Service) was implemented. At first, a license reconciliation based on SAM2GO will be generated to be then further administered within a quarterly cycle (further vendors will be defined in coordination with Rödl & Partner GmbH).

Rödl & Partner GmbHRödl & Partner GmbH, Germany

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Software Inventory with the COMPAREX SAM2GO Profiler

"It was clear after the first test run of the SAM2GO Profiler in October 2014 that this service is a great help when it comes to identifying problem areas on the software side in the IT infrastructure. The COMPAREX tool also provides clear release information that simplifies further measures in software asset management and allocations to licenses we have obtained. We can now access a clear ‘map’ of the software in use from a technical viewpoint practically at the push of a button. Even decision makers outside of IT administration have a convenient, real-time overview of the situation. The results are also used for standardization."

Rolf Notthoff
Head of Software Asset Management, RWE IT GmbH, Essen

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Transavia reduces costs and regains control with SoftCare

"This model meets all of our requirements. We now have one central point for all our questions regarding software licenses. We can see already that we have also reduced costs. Part of the contract is that Agile Software supplies us with the licenses without adding any extra margin. We are able to see that in the quotes and invoices we receive. Besides, Agile Software provides us with a monthly report that contains the licenses we have purchased and the savings we have realized. It strengthens the transparency of our cooperation and makes it easier for us to budget, because we know what costs we have upfront."

Victor Spierings
Configuration Manager, Transavia

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Transparency in license management: SAM2GO Managed Service

"An institution that is responsible for maintaining law and order should also set an example in terms of how software compliance is organized. It takes complete dedication to achieve full compliance and legal certainty in this area. COMPAREX, as our District Council’s Microsoft partner, is familiar with the special features of the public sector thanks to its many years of experience here. This is why we were quickly won over by the SAM2GO managed compliance service. We now have full transparency over our license status across all vendors at the click of a button. We have also eliminated unnecessary costs resulting from excess licenses and can rest assured that there will be no unpleasant surprises during audits."

Christian Stuhldreier
IT Coordination Office at the Arnsberg District Council

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Content Management & Collaboration

Maya mare is making waves on the web!

"We have a lot to offer our guests and we want to let people know. Our new website is the perfect platform for doing this. We have taken a major leap forward with the cost-efficient in4meta content management system. Intuitive operation, galleries, panorama shots and news – following a brief training session, we were able to update and maintain all the content ourselves. Implementation was just as straightforward, as was accessing support from the COMPAREX team. The most pleasing aspect is the result of the cooperation: a visible boost in prestige for our Mexican bathing and sauna paradise."

Maya mareAntje Kötteritzsch
Operations Manager, Maya mare GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

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Centralized portal for the substance data pool

"Before this project, information and data for the GSBL were exchanged by email or other media, which often made them difficult to trace. Our goal was to improve the efficiency of the process of producing new GSBL versions and offer the roughly 100 parties involved in the process the best possible platform for collaboration. The GSBL communications platform developed by COMPAREX is very helpful in managing this process and provides convenient collaboration mechanisms. Furthermore, producing the GSBL handbook has become much easier thanks to the automatic generation of content. COMPAREX was outstanding in responding to our individual needs throughout the project."

Federal Environmental Agency of GermanyDr Barbara Liebscher
Project Manager, Federal Environmental Agency of Germany

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Custom Development

Focus on usability. A test taking a closer look.

"Just like any other technical tool, a website must fulfill certain criteria if it is to be user-friendly. It’s a question of adapting the content to maximize its absorption by the user. Is there enough information? Is the website structured clearly? Can the users actually find what they are looking for? The COMPAREX* employees involved in testing the website were asked all these questions. And empirical answers were provided through the various eye tracking sessions. In parallel to the Leipzig test, a study was also carried out in Denmark, with interesting results: considerable differences in user behavior were found in some cases."

Ebita ApSSofie Bech
Ebita ApS, Copenhagen, Danmark

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Secure foundations for castles in the sky

"The open interfaces and multi-client capability of the HCP are essential aspects for a solution that is truly future-oriented. However, it was the numerous security certificates that convinced us more than anything else. This security is important for us, because the success of Toto and Lotto Niedersachsen is strongly linked to our reputation. The people only trust us if data protection and security against manipulation are guaranteed."

Toto-Lotto NiedersachsenAndreas Schröder
Area manager for data processing and technical operations, Toto-Lotto Niedersachsen, Germany

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Full-service storage for assembly specialist

"What is true for fastening technology is also true for data migration: It’s perfect if nobody notices anything. This was the case for our project, thanks to COMPAREX’s excellent preparation and timely execution in every respect. The modernization and migration of the storage environment at two locations was carried out without interrupting the applications. Our company now benefits from the guaranteed flexibility of a storage-on-demand design."

Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KGHarald Holl
Manager Systems Techn., Würth GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

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BackUp Consolidation Based on CA ARCSE RVE R16

"We had already been working with some modules of the CA ARCserve solution and were very satisfied. The new version has a number of excellent features we’ve been waiting for. One of them is deduplication, another is the option for the recovery of single Active Directory objects without a restart of the domain controllers. In addition the new Central Host-Based VM Backup enables an agent-free backup of your virtual machines. Furthermore the implementation costs for CA Technologies recovery management solutions are far lower than other products. Finally, we’ve been able to reduce the volume of tape libraries within our international locations dramatically which has resulted in significant cost reduction."

COMPAREX AGOliver Deibler
Global ICT Operations, COMPAREX AG

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A new workstation – a new standard

"Being one of the largest financial and insurance service providers in Austria, it is important for us to ensure highest quality and security standards to guarantee an optimal functioning of business processes. COMPAREX’s expertise, committed advice and collaboration in all fields, contributed substantially to the success of this project. What proved to be of particular great value for a project of this size, was the appointment of an external project manager. Thanks to the modified workstation environments we are now able to provide our employees with an optimal infrastructure."

Wüstenrot Datenservice GmbHJohann Schartner
Business Manager, Wüstenrot Datenservice GmbH, Germany

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Implementation of Veeam Backup Software solution in a banking customer

“We were able to back up things 90% faster than before, and we only need around half of the storage space. For example, a 300 GB machine could be shrunk to 130 GB. It went so fast when we made a backup on the first day that I thought we had done something wrong. I was genuinely impressed. Likewise, for Virtual Lab, the lab environment for checking backups and recoveries in minutes.”

COMPAREX AGVicente Campayo
Head of Systems Engineering, Caja Rural Castilla-La Mancha

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Managed Services

Power to all Servers.

The COMPAREX crew confirms that all servers have been transferred without any transition-related incidents.
The team not only stuck to the ambitious timetable, but completed their work much earlier than originally agreed. This was achieved, in particular, through quick collective decisions as well as trust and openness in all coordination phases. The high level of commitment on the part of everyone involved, the ability of all parties to familiarize themselves with complex processes independently and having a partnership of equals guaranteed a high degree of professionalism that fits perfectly with the global ambitions of the BMW Group.

BMW GroupBMW Group

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Procurement & Licensing

Veeam Essentials Enterprise

COMPAREX recommended implementing Veeam Essentials Enterprise for VMware alongside vSphere. Veeam ONE was also implemented as part of this solution. The environment ran on 3 physical hosts with shared storage attached. This was a main production environment.

J O HAMBRO Investment ManagementJ O HAMBRO Investment Management, United Kingdom

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Migration to Windows 7 and Office 2010 at Toyota Motor LLC

Place new computers into operation and the simultaneous transition to the Windows 7 operating system while retaining all of the user data using a solution based on Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.

Toyota Motor LLCToyota Motor LLC, Russia

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McAfee state license (ELA)

The master contract for selected McAfee products allows ITDZ Berlin to purchase products for a decentralized virus protection with favorable conditions.

IT-Dienstleistungszentrum Berlin (ITDZ)IT-Dienstleistungszentrum Berlin (ITDZ), Germany

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Oracle software license scan

"COMPAREX supported Haarlemmermeer with a solid start to set up a long-term program for managing Oracle licenses."

Gemeente HaarlemmermeerH.J. Schoenmakers
Business Advisor, Gemeente Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands

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Reducing the costs of license and software purchase and maintenance

"I was positively surprised with the high quality of customer service represented by the Polish Sales Team. I hope that this deal will be a great beginning of our cooperation."

Advicom Sp. z o.o.Anna Szmyt
Vice President, Advicom Sp. z o.o., Poland

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License Consulting and Symantec Backup and Endpoint Protection

COMPAREX licensing experts conducted a consultation in accordance with the existing license situation. A comparison between the brewery‘s previous licensing model and COMPAREX‘s licensing model for Symantec  resulted amongst other advantages in cost savings of 12 percent over a period of 4 years.

Bayerische Staatsbrauerei WeihenstephanBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, Germany

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Licensing Consulting and Management at COWI

"We have gained a great deal of knowledge and are now at the forefront with our solutions and agreements. Consequently, we are extremely happy that COMPAREX is our direct link to Microsoft and that it will be with us for the long haul to offer support and advice over the entire term of the agreement."

Advicom Sp. z o.o.Claus Hagen Nielsen
Chief Information Officer COWI

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Software & IT Asset Management

Secure compliance for software usage

"Thanks to our work with COMPAREX, we now have a transparent overview of our licensing status and all internal IT processes related to SAM. As a result, we could obtain optimal licensing that is also economical and legally compliant. What’s more, we were able to optimize future requirements for the actual application situation. All in all, this project really helped us do the right thing at the right time by implementing and establishing long-term license management."

Rheinbahn AGJohannes Huestege
Head of IT, Rheinbahn AG, Düsseldorf, Germany

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SAM Baseline

Due to the fact that over and under-licensing can quickly occur combined with high costs, Elektro Primorska d.d. seeked for an analysis of its installed software, existing licenses and related costs. Elektro Primorska d.d. decided to implement a Microsoft Software Asset Management (SAM) baseline project by COMPAREX.

Elektro Primorska d.d.Elektro Primorska d.d., Slovenia

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SAM Deployment

After successful Microsoft SAM (Software Asset Management) baseline and SAM assessment project, Frutarom Etol d.d. decided to implement a SAM deployment project, offered by COMPAREX. In fact, Frutarom Etol d.d. was looking for advance its SAM maturity in the hardware and software inventory key competency area.

Frutarom Etol d.d.Frutarom Etol d.d., Slovenia

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License management for greater transparency, cost efficiency and security

"As a subsidiary of Porsche Holding, one of the largest and most successful car dealerships in Europe, our goal is to produce the best software solutions in the automotive business. Given the many licenses that are required, we have decided together with COMPAREX to implement a Microsoft Software Asset Management baseline project. COMPAREX has carried out the project with great skill and dedication in all respects, providing us with a transparent overview of our licensing status and, at the same time, allowing us to optimize costs."

Porsche InformatikAnton Spitzer
Head of Infrastructure Services, Porsche Informatik, Austria

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Valid License Reconciliation for 65,000 employees

"Correct software licensing is essential for companies of our size and makeup. And not just from an economic view point, also from a legally binding standpoint. COMPAREX executed the SAM project in a sustained and very professional manner. One of the key success factors was the results-oriented cooperation with our many independent international subsidiaries. Everyone worked together, pulling in the same direction. The results put us in an ideal position for future license negotiations."

Bilfinger SEAnton Fischer
Corporate License Manager, Bilfinger SE, Sweden

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Check, incentive and start for DHL

"The project was a challenge for everyone involved. But, thanks to good preparation by COMPAREX and the aid of the Altiris system, the implementation and the management of the systems worked according to the schedule. The result is that DHL has now an efficient reporting and process-oriented mapping of all processes in a dynamic IT system. And costs are transparent at all times. A satisfied customer likes to return. This project won’t be our last one with COMPAREX."

DHL Hub Leipzig GmbHAndreas Schaser
IT Director, DHL Hub Leipzig GmbH, Germany

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Effective management of software compliance

"As a result of COMPAREX‘s SAM implementation, we increasingly understand our software license position and are getting increasing control of our software estate on an ongoing basis. We are quickly seeing the benefits of having greater visibility in terms of managing cost, usage and compliance. With this information, we are also confident about improving our software license strategy to better support IT and business objectives."

Promens Packaging Ltd.Senior IT Consultant, Promens Packaging Ltd., United Kingdom

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Managing Microsoft software licenses is no longer an ongoing issue requiring special attention

"When you need something new, you just send an e-mail to COMPAREX and they take care of it quickly at the best possible rates."

Sint-Jan’s ClinicJohan Konings
IT Department Head, Sint-Jan’s Clinic, Brussels, Belgium

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License Balance and SAM Compliance for Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

"We are very satisfied with the results on all levels. As well as full transparency and legal security, we are now also in an excellent position to negotiate ongoing long-term contracts with Microsoft..."

Sint-Jan’s ClinicBenjamin C. Rasch
License Manager/IT-Compliance Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Osnabrück

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License Management for greater transparency

"Our view of all software we use is up-to-date. And by measuring software utilization we are able to optimize software purchases. With the full range service provided by COMPAREX, I can better focus on supporting the most crucial business projects of our company, while getting the support I need from the software specialists at COMPAREX."

ST1Risto Heikkinen
Head of ICT Management, ST1

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Systems Management

Progress though central IT management

"Our leitmotif ‘Vorsprung durch Technik‘ also defines our office IT strategy. In choosing COMPAREX, we’ve found the right partner for AUDI, in terms of their ambition and commitment as well as their solutions. The result is an efficient administration of our IT applications in Germany and in our foreign subsidiaries. Implemented as a finely structured rights concept for managing complex environments, the solution is flexible, dynamic and audit-poof. Thus, the Active Directory serves as a basis for the management of our group-wide IT solutions."

AUDI AGDr. Michael Wadosch
Head of IT User/Office Services, AUDI AG, Germany

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VW saxony with hyper-v: runs... and runs... and runs

"Going virtual is always a big leap. The reason why this leap had a soft landing and brought us ahead a great deal has a lot to do with consistently sticking to Microsoft solutions. In the planning stage, we were already thoroughly impressed with the Hyper-V and SCVMM knowhow of the certified COMPAREX licensing specialists and consultants. The solution based on Microsoft Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 fully meets our expectations in terms of reliable high availability, simple management and reduced TCO."

Volkswagen Sachsen GmbHThomas Hornung
IT-Coordinator, Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH, Zwickau (†), Germany

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Unified Communications

Communication through modern means

"Our new communication solution has quickly paid dividends. After in-depth consultation with COMPAREX, we were excited by the many possibilities that a unified communications and exchange concept had to offer. The results are clear to see and hear, not only in our internal video conferences but also on every computer. Our decision to go with this solution has many advantages, including higher availability, greater convenience and streamlined administrative work."

Diakonie Himmelsthür HildesheimOliver Joch
Head of IT, Diakonie Himmelsthür Hildesheim, Germany

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"Cuddle TV" – Secure Video Transmission from the Premature Baby Ward

The St. Georg Clinic in Leipzig, Germany, has set up a very special service for the parents of sick or premature babies: They can now watch their newborn babies at any hour of the day from their home via the Internet. This is made possible by the webcams in the neonatal intensive care unit combined with a secure online access solution based on Citrix technology. "Cuddle TV", as it is known, can be accessed from any location using any end device. Parents can even watch live images of the latest additions to their families at any time, even on an iPad or smartphone."The greatest challenge for us, however, was making the camera images accessible outside of the clinic"

St. Georg ClinicMartin Schmeißer
Head of System Operation/ADD, St. Georg IT Gesellschaft mbH, Germany

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Rapid company growth and expansion

"Because COMPAREX took the time to understand how our business operated they were able to offer sound advice about enhancements to our Citrix infrastructure. As soon as they were informed of our last acquisition they presented excellent advice about how the Citrix Access Gateway would ease the integration of the expanded user estate. Furthermore, through an understanding of our strategy COMPAREX were able to inform us of the optimum time to buy our XenDesktop license upgrade. This saved us around 40-50% on the migration cost."

Towry Services LimitedIT Department, Towry Services Limited

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Treatment for the Kliniverbung IT systems

"Our IT treatment project in collaboration with COMPAREX began in April 2010. There were significant improvements to the stability of our IT landscape during the migration from VMware to vSphere. Servers and applications perform substantially better now. Implementing Citrix desktop virtualization with performance tuning for the virtual environment as well as the physical Windows systems were choices that paid off quickly."

Klinikverbund SüdwestHans-Ulrich Graf
Head of IT, Klinikverbund Südwest, Sindelfingen | Germany

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Facilitate rapid grwoth and expansion plans

"In late 2010 Towry decided to take co-location space at a tier 3 datacenter. After reviewing the cost of rack space and the limit on power provision we engaged with COMPAREX to work through a server virtualization solution. With their expert understanding of Hyper-V, vSphere and XenServer, and the additional knowledge of our requirements and constraints, they architected a solution using VMware vSphere 4. The solution enabled us to consolidate from 132 servers to 18. This dramatically reduced the costs of datacenter space. Furthermore we were able to reduce power consumption by over 50%."

Towry Services LimitedIT Department, Towry Services Limited

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Gaining wealth of benefits

"We didn‘t want yet another storage solution that needed to be ripped out and replaced in a few years’ time. The Compellent architecture gives us an affordable way to scale our storage to meet the precise needs of our business over the long term. In addition, because we can keep all our inactive data online, we have eliminated the cost of purchasing an additional archive syste"

Towry Services LimitedIT Department, Towry Services Limited

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