Westafco approached STPL Global for a better solution where the IT Infrastructure resource consumption is less, cost of deployment is less and which is easy to maintain and manage. STPL Global analysed the current situation did a POC with 2x in the existing set up. Westfaco was quite impressed by ease of use of the software and decided immediately to migrate from Citrix to 2X.
Westafco was founded in Nigeria in 2003 as a privately held distribution company specialising in the provision of quality sanitary ware, tiles, faucets and bathroom accessories. It’s a part of Finatrade group which the largest distribution houses in Africa specialising in distribution of consumer products and Agri commodities.
Westafco was using Citrix to remotely access their Enterprise applications. The cost of managing the smooth running of the application was very high. There were frequent downtimes that impacted the business users efficiency and resulted in a business loss. Getting a qualified resource to manage the complexity of Citrix was very costly.
Umakanth Vaddiparthy, Africa Delivery Head for STPL Global, analysed the current situation at Westfaco. The Citrix environment was not only difficult to manage, heavy on infrastructure resource consumption it was also expensive to support due to frequent downtimes. Mission critical ERP systems of Westfaco were inaccessible by their staff very frequently which was a big burden of the IT Head of Westfaco, P.C. Srinivasan. Umakanth’s expertise and experience in managing such distributed systems helped in providing a quick solution in 2x which was not just half the cost of Citrix, but also consumed fraction of the resources. Prakash Kumar, Regional Business Head of STPL Global says, “2X is a boon for the African nations, where data and connectivity issues and prices are prohibitive for smooth business operations.”
As per Mr. P.C. Srinivasan, IT Head of Westafco ”the application streaming is extremely fast. Much faster than the earlier software. And its very easy for the users to use and for the IT team to manage.”
About STPL Global
STPL Global has the expertise on 2X and they are the exclusive distributor of this product in Sub saharan Africa. 2X provides faster access of application from multiple locations across multiple devices ( Windows, Android, IOS etc ), Lesser operational cost and improved user efficiency, seamless application distribution and less complicated user management.
STPL GLobal, 57A, Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
For more information, contact
Mr. Prakash Kumar
Africa Business Development Head
+234 8172 122376
Mr. Umakanth Vaddiparthy
Africa Delivery Head