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Case study SMART Designs Pressi


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Find out how Cisco partner Pressi saves time and increases productivity with SMART Designs to design network architectures.

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Case study SMART Designs Pressi

  1. 1. Smart Designs Pinpoint Customer Options FasterSME architecture tool highlights value of feature-rich Cisco solutions.Customer Name: Pressi Business ImpactIndustry: ICT • Greater efficiencies through streamlined network designLocation: Paris, France • Improved competitiveness due to time and cost savings • Reduced risk through standardised architecturesNumber of Employees: 40 Case StudyBusiness Challenge spend a lot of time on the Cisco website, researching all the the Smart Designs approach has proved especially useful inPressi, founded in 1989, has expanded into a busy integration different product features one at time,” says Francesco establishing the full range of features and functionality forbusiness, operating from two offices in or near Paris. Pressi’s Molino, Pressi’s technical manager. UC500 collaborative networking.headquarters is at Sucy-en-Brie, 20 km from Paris, where Solution and Results He also cites the case of a new competitor that has recentlythe sales, presales, systems design and engineering staff are After finding the Smart Designs templates on the Cisco entered the French market, offering VoIP at a price of onebased; a second office, in Paris, runs the commercial side. website, Francesco Molino realised they were an ideal sales euro per line, per month. Smart Designs helps FrancescoPressi employs some 40 people, with annual revenues of tool to fulfill Pressi’s aims. They offer a logical, layered Molino demonstrate the competitor’s functional limitationsabout €4million. approach to building new services on the foundation of a beside Cisco features, mobility (extension mobility) or singleThe firm offers three main service strands: telephony and Cisco network, and allow him to see instantly the number reach, for example, that offer far greater businessnetworking, specialising in voice over IP(VoIP); servers and compatibility of Cisco product ranges in accordance with flexibility for the future.workstations; and externalisation of information and customer business needs.communication technology (ICT) through software as a “Using standardised Cisco architectures, we spend very littleservice (SaaS). It uses data centre virtualisation technology to time putting right the kinds of issues that arise with a “With Smart Designs, I can be confidentenable customers to operate their email systems securely in nonstandardised architecture,” says Francesco Molino. “Forthe cloud, for example. that we won’t have any of the issues one example, when we install VoIP telephony, we employ all- may have with an individually designedPressi sells end-to-end solutions, from network audit and Cisco technology. So with Smart Designs, I can be confident that we won’t have any of the issues one may have with an architecture. I save two to three hours onconsultancy to implementation, maintenance, and protectionof assets. Customers range from enterprise-scale down to individually designed architecture. I’d say I save two to three each project by using Smart Designs.”small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with up to 100 hours on each project by using Smart Designs.” Francesco Molinoemployees, including legal firms and other professional This kind of efficiency can add up to a significant cost saving, Technical Manager, Pressiservices providers. A Cisco Select partner, it uses Cisco® especially when the firm has a number of small businesstechnology in all its networking and telephony solutions. projects in progress. Such economies may help the firmThe firm needed to streamline its SME services, save time on compete more keenly on price, and protect its margins on commissioned work. Yet, for Molino, the real value of Smart For More Informationdesign, and demonstrate rapidly and convincingly tocustomers the value of a Cisco solution as a way to support Designs is being able to demonstrate quickly and clearly just To find out more about Cisco Smart Designs,the worth of business investments into the future. “I used to how feature-rich Cisco small business solutions are. He says please go to:© 2011 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco, the Cisco logo, and Cisco Systems are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in this documentor website are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (1011R) ES/11512/0411