IT outsourcing with dbh: Less costs for your own IT administration

Client: INIT
Software needs software. In other words, "software companies need (sometimes) software companies." And so the software development and consulting company INIT and dbh Logistics IT AG (dbh) have also found their way together. For INIT, we have taken over SAP hosting of the production and development environment.

INIT develops software from conception to implementation, testing and implementation to operational support of the resulting systems and processes. INIT has focused in particular on the implementation of SAP projects in the national and international environment of banks, insurance companies, automotive and network operators. INIT’s projects include, for example, data management and data architecture in the highly complex environment of one of Germany’s largest automotive banks, optimal support for industry-specific business processes in the field of energy suppliers/network operators through the use of INIT in-house developments (INIT SAP AddOns), or support through agile project management, requirements analysis and concept creation.

Hosting in dbh data centers: Focus on core business

InIT can therefore use software. Why the cooperation with dbh Logistics IT AG? Quite simply: The operation and administration of the INIT-owned system environment was time-consuming and therefore costly, the employees were often busy with administrative tasks and had less time for their customer projects. Thus, it was a strategic decision of the INIT management to outsource the operation of the software applications and to focus on the core business of consulting and software development.

“Our goal was to be able to calculate the costs and also save money by eliminating our own administrative activities,” says INIT Managing Director Jörg Mayr. “Save money simply by the fact that we would no longer need the time-consuming and time-consuming training of our employees for the in-house operation of the applications.”

INIT looking for a reliable partner

So much for the theory. But which partner do you choose in practice so that the result is right and the goals are achieved? Who can operate an SAP system and administer the system at the same time? Safety, competence, reliability, trust and, last but not least, costs are factors that must be right. “Outsourcing is more than just a customer-supplier relationship,” says Mayr. “Outsourcing is a partnership – binding, reliable and on an equal footing.” Finally, INIT has advertised the desired services and shortlisted three potential suppliers. The core of the call for tenders was SAP hosting of the production and development environment (SD and HR), order and time recording of customer projects, as well as analyses and statistics.

Tailor-made cloud services

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In the end, INIT was the right address at dbh Logistics IT AG. Tailor-made cloud services – under the name Advantage Hosting, dbh offers exactly this service in the company’s own ISO/IEC 27001 certified high-security data centers. These meet the highest demands in terms of performance and safety, more than 2,500 dbh customers already use this service. Whether individual systems in the dedicated private cloud, using software as shared hosting in the dbh public cloud or the hybrid use of both services, everything can be outsourced to the high-performance data centers safely and at any time. It does not matter whether it is dbh applications, third-party applications or standard software such as MS Office. The experts at dbh take care of up-to-dateness, data security and availability.

INIT chose Advantage Hosting and outsourced SAP hosting to the production and development environment (SD and HR) in a carefully designed process. Among other things, dbh convinced that the company has been regularly tested and certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001 since 2003. in addition, dbh is a certified according to AEO-S. But INIT was and is also very satisfied with the choice of dbh in terms of fast and flexible implementation and transparent cost control. “The full-service concept has proven itself for us from day one,” says Mayr. Investments (CAPEX) and depreciation in own systems have been replaced by calculable monthly operating costs (OPEX). Employees have more time to focus on their customers and projects and thus on INIT’s core business.

“With dbh as a partner, the new data center services have increased our overall performance and our overall competitiveness with market companions.” More time for core business, maximum data security and cost savings: This is how good the result can be when software companies need – and find dbh.

About INIT

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INIT develops software from conception to implementation, testing and implementation to operational support of the resulting systems and processes. INIT has focused in particular on the implementation of SAP projects in the national and international environment of banks, insurance companies and automotive. In addition, INIT offers add-ons for optimal support of industry-specific business processes in the fields of industry and trade as well as network operators.

The owner-managed company was founded in 1996 and currently employs 70 permanent employees at its locations in Stuttgart, Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Valencia (Spain).

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