Success Story: University Medical Center Groningen
Center Groningen “This new approach with AdminStudio
is faster than our previous method.
We’ve been using it for about three
months and we have already seen a
significant savings in actual packaging
time. We expect savings to increase as
we expand our use of AdminStudio.”
University Medical Center Groningen
Customer Profile: The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) is one
of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands and the largest employer in the Northern
Netherlands. More than 10,000 employees work together to deliver quality
patient care and conduct cutting-edge scientific research that focuses on healthy
and active aging. In the framework of scientific research and education, UMCG
collaborates closely with the University of Groningen. Some 3,400 students are
trained at the university as physicians, dentists, and movement scientists, while
more than 340 physicians are trained as medical specialists.
Challenge:In recent years, UMCG launched major initiatives to migrate from
XP to Windows 7 and provide users with high-productivity
virtual workspaces for desktop computers. These initiatives have increased
complexity for application packagers by requiring them to make applications
available for deployment not only to XP, but also to Windows 7 and
. The packaging tool that UMCG had been using supported XP.
However, it could not accommodate the increasingly complex IT environments
UMCG and other organizations are being confronted with. For example, it did
not offer Windows 7 compatibility testing and remediation, nor did it support the
creation of application packages for delivery in virtual formats such as App-V.
Solution:UMCG selected Flexera®
Flexera Software Workflow Manager®
to address the more extensive application
readiness needs that Windows 7 and desktop virtualization presented. With
AdminStudio Suite, IT has been able to replace disparate, tactical point tools
and manual processes with a single, comprehensive, strategic solution capable
of accommodating all the application readiness best practice processes for
compatibility testing, virtualization suitability testing, remediation, and
conversion as well as routine packaging for MSI, legacy, and virtual formats.
Benefits: Within the first three months, UMCG has already seen a significant
savings in actual packaging time with AdminStudio Suite. The staff expects
additional efficiency gains once Workflow Manager is in place. Users will
benefit from the ability to submit and track their own requests as well as faster
fulfillment of requests. IT will benefit from the streamlining and automation of
application delivery from the request stage through to handoff of a package to
the deployment system.
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