Case Study | Travel Transportation Hospitality and Logistics

Learn how Sutherland helped streamline operations, improve agility, and minimize outflows through its zero-cost cloud migration pricing model and managed services support.

Services Digital Engineering Services
Industry Travel, Transportation, Hospitality & Logistics
DECEMBER 04, 2023

The Challenge

Spiraling Costs to Run Outdated On-premise Data Center

Our client is a global leader in drivetrain, mobility, and powertrain solutions for commercial and industrial markets. With a presence in 19 countries, the company is known for its commitment to performance and reliability.

Their legacy IT infrastructure – running from a static on-premise data center – was extremely expensive to maintain. When their $10.4 million annual data center contract came up for renewal, they decided to explore a more agile, cost-effective cloud-based infrastructure.

But migrating more than 90 applications to the cloud, implementing security, and accessing application support from Oracle, looked untenable. They were faced with a potential migration bill of $7 million, including backdated support costs and reinstatement fee.

They turned to Sutherland for a more cost-effective and manageable way to modernize and manage their application infrastructure.

The Outcome

Improved Efficiencies and Millions in Savings With an Outcome-based Transformation Model

Sutherland’s “as a service model” – where costs are based on consumption and are directly tied to the delivery of measurable business – was a perfect fit for our client’s holistic transformation.

Adopting our unique Zero Cost Cloud Migration offering, we moved their entire data center footprint, including more than 90 applications, to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The migration helped our client bring all their assets together with no upfront capex.

We secured the environment by implementing the full Oracle Cloud Security suite. Since our client’s key enterprise application, Oracle EBS, ran on Solaris OS with application support from Rimini Street, we modernized Oracle EBS on Linux OS.

Following the migration phase, we provided ongoing cloud managed services – ensuring predictable monthly expenses and cost savings while avoiding additional migration charges.

Our outcome-based thinking and ‘as-a-service’ delivery model helped our client close security gaps, modernize, and futureproof their infrastructure: all with zero capex and a significant reduction in annual spend from $70.4 million to $4.4 million.

A Centralized
User Management Solution

Starting by evaluating existing automation efforts, we leveraged our Sutherland RAPID model to re-evaluate our client’s use cases by replacing their existing RPA solution software with our end-to-end hyperautomation platform Robility. We used our Sutherland Robility platform to connect disparate systems across the business and deliver a more efficient workflow for our client. We created a one-window solution for all Claims First Notice of Loss (FNOL).

We utilized Robility's native OCR, RPA, workflow, AI/ML and digital command center components to increase speed-to-market and derive more value from use cases. The Robility hyperautomation platform centralized the user management solution across various applications. This allowed us to effectively manage user roles and application access management while dramatically increasing productivity and reducing overall cost of both licensing and operations.

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