Kinetix Solutions Delivers and Supports Enterprise Solutions Including SAP To The Microsoft Cloud
“In addition to having a solid Cloud and Managed Services solution, we have in-house experience and can support and maintain many enterprise level applications and systems like SAP. Providing our customers with a true end to end solution!”
Brad Ferguson, CEO Kinetix Solutions
Italian Shoemakers was established in 1982 to bring the world access to the creativity and resources in Tuscany, a region rich in footwear heritage. From the beginning their commitment has always been to design, manufacture and distribute fine Italian footwear with an emphasis on value. Unlike many footwear companies, Italian Shoemakers controls every aspect of their shoes — from design to distribution. This innovative production plan has fostered continuous growth for 28 years and is reflected in their expanding family of lines, which includes Luisa D’Orio, Tirrenia, Damiani’s, Contesa and Toscanella.
To support their growth has required a significant technology investment to develop, maintain and support a complex and integrated IT framework that includes many applications and systems including SAP.
To continue their record of success the company wanted a more stable, flexible, scalable platform with predictable support costs. To meet its customer-centric goals, it worked with Kinetix Solutions to develop and support a cross-platform cloud strategy leveraging Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure to host SAP Business One.
Today, after the deployment and migration, Italian Shoemakers is dealing with less everyday IT issues. This allowed in-house management to better allocate their time and focus on their core business. The company has a current and stable IT environment that provides the ability to grow and scale without the headaches of an in-house, non-reliable IT environment.
Italian Shoemakers, established in 1982, is one of the largest exporters of footwear from Italy to the United States, Central and South America and Canada. Leveraging strong ties, the creativity and resources of Tuscany, Italy, a region rich in footwear heritage, the commitment has always been to design, manufacture and distribute fine Italian footwear, with an emphasis on value.
Italian Shoemakers is one of the largest exporters of footwear from Italy to the United States, Central and South America and Canada. Management was working hard to balance customer focused business activities with managing and supporting an increasingly complex technology environment that included enterprise systems like SAP Business One.
They felt their current Managed Services Provider was not presenting or offering forward looking technologies and they were frustrated with performance issues and downtime. They also were feeling the pain of maintenance, licensing renewals and concerns around IT security vulnerability.
They needed a turn key solution and partner that would help maintain their status as an industry leader and present solutions like moving to Microsoft Cloud products including Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.
Italian Shoemakers reached out to Kinetix Solutions to help them tame their IT infrastructure and position them for the future. Kinetix Solutions, a leading Managed Services Provider with many successful Microsoft Cloud deployments and migrations, was able to present Italian Shoemakers with a solid Cloud and Managed Services solution.
In less than sixty days from start to finish, leveraging a local Kinetix Solutions team with experience in moving customers to the Microsoft Cloud including enterprise applications and systems like SAP, Italian Shoemakers was back to focusing on what they needed to – shoes.
Italian Shoemakers was migrated to Microsoft Office 365 for email and integrated productivity and desktop applications and their SAP Business One system was migrated to the Microsoft Azure Platform. With the Kinetix Solutions Managed Services team working in the background to ensure the system is secure, stable and proactively supported and maintained.
In less than sixty days, Kinetix Solutions moved Italian Shoemakers entire IT Infrastructure offsite and to the Microsoft Cloud. This included deploying and migrating in-house servers, storage, networking, security services and their SAP Business One system to the Microsoft Cloud.
Italian Shoemakers immediately felt the impact and peace of mind from moving to the Microsoft Cloud. They know their entire IT infrastructure is up to date, secure and they are able to more easily meet compliance requirements.
They are dealing with less everyday IT issues and allowing in-house management the ability to better allocate time to their core business as opposed to spending time on IT related responsibilities.
Italian Shoemakers now has a much more secure and stable IT environment with predictable support costs providing the ability to grow and scale without the headaches of an in-house and non-reliable IT environment.
Software & Services Deployed
- Microsoft Cloud
- Microsoft Office 365
- Microsoft Azure Platform
- SAP Business One
- Kinetix Migration Services
- Kinetix Managed Services