We’re going to start this story at the end. For our client, Skinny IT was able to reduce hard costs by 10% and operational costs by 20%.
The previous solution had a Bill of Materials requiring over 40 items from 10 different vendors to manufacture an end product. A third party partner was used to source some of these items, while the company obtained the rest themselves and attempted to integrate them into the solution.
Because of their partner’s limited offering, which could only do 70% of the integration, the company was forced to use a partially completed solution and prepare the large solution for export on its own.
The company grew steadily, continuing to hire people to accommodate the growth and keep up with demand.
Before long, they started to observe rising costs in operations as a result of that method, and they saw the profit margins shrink as output grew. A resolution was quickly needed to maintain the bottom line from falling to unsustainable levels.
The new solution needed to accommodate scaling without significantly increasing costs on the client side.
This allowed the solutions company to eliminate the need to develop multiple purchase orders and gave management the ability to repurpose staff for other projects.
Skinny IT’s end-to-end procurement and integration process includes a network of 17 Partner Integration Facilities worldwide. This allowed us to procure, build, integrate, image, and deploy the client’s solution locally anywhere in the world. It also eliminated the need to integrate the remaining 30% of the solution manually and removed the need to export to various parts of the world.
The revised integration and RFP process coupled with the understanding of the client’s technology needs reduced hardware costs by 10%.