“The baramundi Management Suite wins us over all along the line."
With 2,400 employees, WITTENSTEIN SE is one of the world’s leading suppliers of mechatronic drive technology. The WITTENSTEIN Group is active in some 40 countries worldwide with around 60 subsidiaries in the fields of servo gears, servo drive systems, medical technology, miniature servo units and innovative gearing technology.
Holger Beuschlein, Information Management Manager at WITTENSTEIN holding, Corp. and his team currently look after two locations from their location in Bartlett: USA and Brazil, with approximately 125 employees, a total of 180 endpoints, and approximately 50 servers. The hardware landscape is dominated by Dell desktops, laptops and physical servers, while the network consists of Cisco components. In addition, Beuschlein and his team use Windows 10 for desktop and laptop clients, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 to 2016, plus about six Linux servers. The most frequently used software applications include MS Office 2016, MS CRM Dynamics 2016, Oracle, and Adobe.
Following the takeover of baramundi software GmbH by WITTENSTEIN SE in 2017, the North American subsidiary WITTENSTEIN holding, Corp. decided to deploy the unified endpoint management solution from the Augsburg-based software publisher at its site in North America – and the results were impressive.
As a result of the day-to-day use of baramundi Management Suite, Beuschlein and his team estimate that they will actively save 200 working hours per year with the baramundi solution. “This is especially because we no longer have to create update packages for third-party applications such as Adobe and Java,” says Beuschlein.
The integrated third-party update functionality enables the WITTENSTEIN holding, Corp. IM team to provide updates to third-party applications quickly and regularly, thereby effectively increasing security.
We found that distributing updates with baramundi is much faster than with SCCM.
Holger Beuschlein, Information Management Manager at WITTENSTEIN holding, Corp.
“The baramundi Management Suite wins us over all along the line. We are a small team and yet, with the help of the solution, we are as well positioned as a large team with lots of experts. Small and medium-sized companies with manageable IT teams in particular benefit massively from the performance, the functions offered, and the simple and intuitive operation of this solution,” Beuschlein concludes.
There is no telling what other use cases could be covered by the baramundi Management Suite at WITTENSTEIN holding, Corp. in the medium to long term. What is certain, however, is that Beuschlein and his team are already advocates of this solution.