June 24, 2008
SFS Group Selects Entuity’s Eye of the Storm As Key Enabler in BSM Strategy
-- Worldwide Business Service Availability Primed with Network Management Suite --
Entuity Corporate Contact
Ken Klapproth, +1 508-357-6347
Jennifer Humiston, +1 617-779-1812
Entuity(R) today announced that SFS Group has selected the Eye of the Storm(R) (EYE) as its corporate network management solution for their global Business Service Management (BSM) strategy. Centrally managed from the headquarters in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, the group's network provides availability of critical business services to more than 2,600 users around the world.
"Only when technology is thoughtfully and efficiently applied, does it becomes a business enabler and truly progressive," said Patrick Bichler, manager IT Solutions for SFS services AG. "As an integral part of our BSM strategy, EYE will help us proactively ensure our network is optimally delivering the business services that give each SFS Group operational unit a competitive advantage."
An uncompromising commitment to creating customer benefit is shared across the SFS Group, helping the group achieve double-digit earnings over the past several years and outperform many competitors. Through efficient application of technologies, matching processes to changing needs and a customer-centric focus, the SFS Group continuously innovates new product solutions that deliver maximum customer value. Business services such as supply chain management (SCM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), advanced product quality planning (APQP), finance and accounting, information technology, human resources, and end-user support, are all centrally provided by SFS services AG, the group's in-house service provider.
Worldwide access to the group's business applications depends on the availability their LAN and WAN network environments. SFS services AG was not only looking for a network management solution containing the complete breadth of functionality required by network administrators, but one that was fully integrated with their strategic BSM platform based on BMC(R) Service Assurance products. The EYE Integration Module for BMC(R) Event Manager offers an out of the box solution to fit this need.
EYE was presented to the SFS Group by ITConcepts - a leading BSM integrator in Switzerland and an Entuity ECPnet(TM) partner. Following a thorough evaluation spanning several months, EYE was chosen over several other commercial management applications, frameworks and open source alternatives. EYE's ease of use, web- enabled user interface, business-oriented reporting capabilities and demonstrated quick time to value, were all features SFS services AG held in high regard when selecting their network management solution.
"The SFS Group's culture of commitment to quality and customer benefit has helped fuel their successful growth since 1928, while serving some of the world's most demanding markets including the automotive, aerospace and construction industries," said Michael Jannery, president and CEO of Entuity. "At Entuity, we share similar dedication to customers and realize the pivotal role their enterprise networks play enabling business profitability. With EYE, there is more than a decade's worth of expertise, gained by successfully managing the some of the world's most complex and dynamic networks, that gives our customers a network management infrastructure that is a strategic foundation for BSM."
About SFS Group
The SFS Holding AG, called SFS Group, contains in addition to the SFS services AG the following three companies: The SFS intec AG is a leading international developer, manufacturer and marketer of specialty fastening systems and precision components for the automotive, electric, electronic, general machinery and construction industries. The SFS unimarket AG has a retail structure with 25 locations in Switzerland and abroad adjacent for the professional craftsman and covers a variety of screws, tools, fittings and chemical-technical products. And finally there is SFS locher AG. It is the high performance offerer for the steel and metal processing customers. Industry, handicraft and building main trades profit of innovative services and products as well as the reliable delivery authority.
Entuity is a leading provider of network management and service delivery solutions. The Company's Eye of the Storm (EYE) software suite automatically discovers and captures unrivalled network data and analytics, and provides integrated fault and performance management capabilities that help businesses reduce network downtime, commit to, deliver and prove service level commitments, and ensure network configuration compliance.
Winner of numerous industry awards in the last year, EYE has been praised for its fast deployment, ease of use, and low cost of ownership. Entuity customers include enterprises, SIs, and MSPs such as ABB, Amtrak, Astra Zeneca, BMC Software, Deutsche Bank, IBM Global Services, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Sony, Visteon, and the Williams Companies. For more information on Entuity, please visit www.entuity.com or call +1-508-357-6346 (North America) or +44 (0) 20 7444 4800 (Europe).
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