McKesson Realizes Savings in Resources from Cormant-CS DCIM Implementation in Data Centers

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The deployment of Cormant-CS’s DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) solution suite in McKesson Corporation’s data centers yielded significant savings in both monetary and human resources resulting in positive ROI for the healthcare giant. It helped McKesson view its IT infrastructure data at any level, maintain its data accuracy and help with chargebacks, among other benefits.

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McKesson has not only realized a positive return on investment (ROI), but has also been able to reassign employees to other areas of the organization, providing additional resource savings from the rollout.

A case study was released today between Cormant Inc., one of the most widely-adopted DCIM providers and McKesson, the largest healthcare technology company in the U.S., outlining the obtained benefits of the implementation of DCIM in McKesson’s data centers. The initial deployment was in 2012 with subsequent upgrades to other sites in 2013 and 2014. Its adoption proved that DCIM is a cost-effective approach to managing one’s data centers by providing visualization to IT infrastructure which enables a new level of infrastructure management. McKesson has not only realized a positive return on investment (ROI), but has also been able to reassign employees to other areas of the organization, providing additional resource savings from the rollout.

Cormant CEO, Paul Goodison remarked, “There’s occasionally a misconception with DCIM in the market. Data center personnel tend to believe the software will be cumbersome and require additional employees to effectively manage. This is definitely not the case with Cormant-CS. Most companies tend to require only the same personnel or even fewer due to the ease of use and the ability to now manage the infrastructure as changes are made with mobility.” McKesson’s Implementation Manager in Data Center Facility Engineering, Mike Alexander, added, “With the handheld mobility of Cormant-CS and barcode scanning it has been a huge time saver and we know the data is always accurate.”

For organizations with large data centers and massive amounts of data to track, the necessity to keep data up-to-date and accurate is essential. McKesson expressed this as one of the reasons it opted to invest in DCIM software. As with most organizations, McKesson was also interested in the capabilities to better manage its inventory and connectivity, view data at any level, maintain accurate data by importing its enormous spreadsheet and manage the lifecycle of its equipment. However, more unique to McKesson was its need to charge back service use since its data centers serve as cost centers for the company. The deployment enabled a smoother execution for chargebacks. McKesson also allowed internal groups to access information in the Cormant-CS solution, effectively providing self-service access and reducing the number of calls to the IT group.

DCIM is experiencing rapid growth despite its relatively young roots, with 451 Research reporting a growth rate of 40% annually (Rhonda Ascierto, “Cormant Locates Big-Name Clients For DCIM, Partners With Belden and Corning,” 451 Research Group, 3 March, 2014). It’s also a term that can have different meanings to different companies, depending on their needs. As in McKesson’s example, the need for managing chargebacks was essential, but may not be a core requirement for other companies. The Cormant DCIM solution allows for nearly any type of configuration needed to ensure the right investment for all companies with data centers.

Download the McKesson case study and more at: DCIM Case Studies

For more information about Cormant and its Cormant-CS DCIM solution, visit, email sales(at)cormant(dot)biz or call +1 805 747 4178 or +1 855 CORMANT.

About Cormant, Inc.
Cormant has been developing and growing its IT infrastructure management solution for the data center and beyond (DCIM) and solving challenges for global customers since 2001. Its solutions are sold globally with customers and/or partners on six continents, including multi-nationals from the banking, consulting, IT, travel, hotel, government, manufacturing, health and telecommunications industries. Cormant is focused on working with customers to improve their management, control and reporting processes by delivering Cormant-CS, a DCIM solution that provides a single-pane-of-glass view to where the physical and logical layers of IT infrastructure meet.

About McKesson Corporation
The McKesson Corporation, founded in 1833, is the oldest and largest distribution and technology solutions company for the healthcare industry in the United States. It is ranked 14th on the Fortune 500 with revenues of over 122 Billion USD in the 2013 fiscal year. As the United States’ largest healthcare company it is ranked number one in numerous product categories, including pharmaceutical distribution in the U.S. and Canada, hospital automation and medical-management software.

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