This article was originally published in the Summer 2019 issue of The Record. Subscribe for FREE here to get the next issue delivered directly to your inbox.
A Microsoft cloud service provider (CSP), Swedish cloud-oriented IT services company Altitude 365 realised how crucial an automation solution was for the prosperity and continuity of its business.
The search for a solution was brought into focus by increasing demands from customers to migrate from on-premises software to the cloud. They wanted to shift from the traditional licensing programme to the Microsoft CSP programme, a move that would increase the volume of sales for online services and Microsoft Azure.
As a highly flexible and sophisticated player, Altitude’s main challenge was to find a trusted, user-friendly solution to facilitate its cloud business. The primary focus was to find a system that could replace the manual processes of ordering and invoicing through Microsoft’s invoicing systems, third parties and emails; things the company found to be time consuming and inefficient.
After evaluating most CSP platforms Altitude chose interworks.cloud to help it begin its CSP automation journey. Manually supporting a cloud business involves considerable expertise and effort. As such, the Altitude team was experienced enough to have a clear view of its own expectations for an automation solution. The interworks.cloud customer success department worked closely with the team to configure the platform in a way that would provide a seamless experience to both customers and staff. interworks.cloud was able to meet Altitude’s demanding requirements and specific expectations. As a result, the whole process was completed within Altitude’s strategically designed timeframe.
By selecting and implementing a solution based on the interworks.cloud platform, Altitude has boosted sales of its managed services on a first-rate marketplace, while also benefitting from advanced billing flexibility and seamless provisioning automation for its customers. Existing Microsoft CSP customers were migrated easily to the new platform, where they benefit from a fast, self-service provisioning facility, and invoicing can now be done immediately.
Only a few months after implementing the interworks.cloud solution – and with a brand new marketplace – Altitude 365 was able to generate an impressive pipeline through its onboarding of new customers on the CSP programme. It had accomplished its initial objective of simplifying the consumption of Microsoft cloud services and managed to provision over 20,000 seats. Most importantly, it simplified its invoicing procedures using the powerful interworks.cloud billing engine to easily create, bill and provision cloud products and services.
interworks.cloud will be exhibiting at Microsoft Inspire on 14-18 July. Find out more about the event.
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