Pan-European Research and Education Network provider Géant Limited now relies on cloud-based IT service software OTRS Business Solution Managed

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Cloud-based IT service software OTRS Business Solution Managed proved to be flexible and easy to administer while being professionally implemented and operated 24×7 by the vendor OTRS Group at a competitive price.

Gèant uses cloud-based IT service software OTRS Business Solution Managed

Pan-European Research and Education Network provider Géant Limited relies on cloud-based IT service software

As in most cases the tool drives the business, we are very satisfied with our OTRS solution, that now consistently tracks the service requests of our users and collects all the relevant data in one place.

OTRS Group, the world’s leading provider of open-source and cloud-based IT service software solutions, is announcing today the successful go-live of the cloud-based IT service software OTRS Business Solution Managed implemented at Géant Limited, IT solution provider for the Pan-European Research and Education Network Géant.

Géant interconnects Europe’s National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), linking over 50 million users at 10,000 institutions across Europe and thereby supporting research in areas such as energy, the environment, space and medicine. Operating at speeds of up to 500Gbps and reaching over 100 national networks worldwide, Géant represents the largest and most advanced research and education network in the world. In order to provide their extremely large user base with excellent IT services such as network application services, IP connectivity services, network monitoring solutions and virtual machine solutions, Géant chose OTRS out of 30 previously evaluated systems. The determining factors in this decision were the full administrative control, offered by the solution, the efficient and reliable management of the infrastructure and the 24×7 support provided by the vendor OTRS Group at a competitive price.

In the words of Tony Barber, task leader of the multi-domain service desk at Géant and responsible for the implementation of OTRS Business Solution Managed Platinum: “As in most cases the tool drives the business, we are very satisfied with our OTRS solution, that now consistently tracks the service requests of our users and collects all the relevant data in one place. We were also pleased about maintaining such a close relationship with OTRS Group when bringing this project to life. Now we are expecting this investment to bring down our IT costs considerably in the near future and to improve our customer service.”

Barber further emphasized the importance of having full control on the IT service software. He appreciates, amongst other benefits, the possibility to independently change response templates, add new email addresses for queues or perform other simple tasks without repeatedly having to request technical support by the vendor, as it was the case with their former system. “Of course, it also saves us a lot of costs,” he added.

Christopher Kuhn, OTRS Group’s COO, considers new and demanding customers such as Géant to be highly important for the further development of the company: “To provide a reliable, flexible and cost-effective IT service software solution for such an important and vast research and education network as Géant is truly a challenge. A challenge, we mastered professionally and creatively. Even if OTRS initially did not offer certain features, Géant needed, we quickly came up with new developments that will improve OTRS even further and will certainly convince other customers as well. This way, we are not necessarily following the trends of the market, but we always follow the trends that our customers set for us, which is what makes us stand out from our competitors.“

Find out more about the implementation of OTRS Business Solution Managed Platinum at Géant in the full-length case study https://www.otrs.com/portfolio_touch/geant/

About OTRS Group

OTRS Group is the vendor and world’s leading provider of the open-source OTRS Service Management Suite, including the cloud-based system OTRS Business Solution™ Managed, as well as the OTRS Help Desk software and the ITIL® V3-compliant IT Service Management module OTRS::ITSM. With subsidiaries in the US, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Mexico, OTRS Group offers managed services as well as training seminars, service support, consulting and software development to businesses that wish to increase the efficiency of their service management while saving costs and resources. Key customers include industry leaders such as NASA, IBM, Siemens and Kentucky Fried Chicken, as well as 130,000 other organizations worldwide. OTRS is available in 34 languages, offers an associated iPhone App, and is used by 60 percent of the DAX 30 companies. Find out more about OTRS and our services at http://www.otrs.com.

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