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Managed IT Case Study: Saco Foods

by Gordon Flesch Company, on 09/23/2020

A MORE STREAMLINED & ROBUST NETWORK WITH MICROSOFT AZURE

Saco Foods is a global consumer-packaged goods manufacturer and distributor, with locations around the country. It services the retail grocery and food service industries. Saco keeps growing via acquisitions which often strains their business operations as they work to integrate their shared services into a single IT infrastructure.

THE CHALLENGE

Business acquisitions have a lot of moving parts. Elevity helps Saco scale their business
technology to account for changes in the number of users on their network, so that Saco can focus on other aspects of their acquisitions. Saco requires a technology service provider that can anticipate business needs and make moves on the fly – something they’ve entrusted to Elevity.

“Elevity has always kept our business ahead of the trends that are pushing our industry forward. Thanks to their candor and knowledge, we’ve been able to adopt the correct strategies to continue growing our business. Our transition to Azure has been just one example of our team trusting their expertise,” says Tom Walzer.

THE SOLUTION

Microsoft Azure has helped modernize the company’s infrastructure. Saco can now scale their license count as products ebb and flow. Azure’s flexible, robust storage system can handle their workload. Plus, it makes maintaining compliance easy.

“Elevity really helped us build a definitive foundation from the outset. Their engineers are always able to assess our IT environment and help us pick the correct technology solution to fit our needs,” says Tom Walzer.

THE RESULT

Saco’s Azure migration was perfectly executed over a weekend. All users were migrated, the number of data centers was doubled, and the company was able to keep their existing phone numbers and email addresses. Walzer says the Saco team was able to stay focused on integrating their most recent acquisition while Elevity handled all things technology.

“Working with Elevity for our Microsoft Azure transition was an excellent choice. The migration experience was so smooth and simple on our team. The fact that we experienced zero downtime – thanks to a weekend migration – and were ready to go for a pivotal Monday Board of Directors meeting, it was simply seamless. Our security is better now. Compliance is entrusted to Elevity and Microsoft. And, their reliability is second to none.”

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"We have always been able to trust the team at Elevity as if they were an extension of our management team. They are a critical part of our business, essentially serving as an external CIO for our organization.”
— Tom Walzer
Chief Executive Officer

 

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