International marketing technology and services firm, Ansira has 12 locations around the world from London to Hawaii and is owned by global private equity investors, Advent International. A major portion of their growth strategy is expanding into new markets and developing new capabilities through strategic acquisitions to scale their business. With a twelve member IT team of varying focus areas supporting over 800 employees worldwide and ongoing acquisitions, integrating each of new company and its employees into Ansira’s network had become a very time consuming and difficult process. The long lead-time to integration made it difficult for locations and departments across the organization to share information or collaborate in a consistent way, this led to an abundance of shadow IT with employees using unsupported tools and inefficient email exchanges to share information both internally and with clients. Ansira leaders decided to modernize their work environment and move to the Microsoft cloud to allow for better security, recovery planning, corporate governance and faster onboarding of their new employees. They chose Valorem Reply's unique digital strategy and change management solutions to help ensure a smooth and efficient transformation.
“A migration of this size comes with many complexities and challenges for a small team, so we decided to reach out to a Microsoft partner we trust to help plan and execute our digital initiatives. Valorem Reply had a lot of experience with similar projects and was crucial to our success. Under their guidance we were able to migrate quickly and efficiently while allowing our IT team to focus on other value-add within the company.”
John Parks, CIO/EVP Engineering, Ansira