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Votorantim Group

Votorantim Group
Industry: Manufacturing
Country: Brazil
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Founded in 1918, Votorantim Group located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is one of the largest industrial conglomerates in Latin America, operating in various sectors such as finance, energy, siderurgy, steel, pulp and paper among others. Votorantim Group achieved great cost reductions by simplifying its network with a centrally managed communication server, providing reliable interconnectivity between all group businesses.




Challenges

  • Votorantim Group had a very diverse IT park with several vendors who had no interconnection between them. They wanted to simplify their network and have a single provider
  • It was also necessary to upgrade the analogic technology to fulfill the needs of quite extensive sites

 


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Benefits

  • Alcatel-Lucent OmniPCX™ Enterprise gives Votorantim Group high availability and resilient communications at all times
  • There is now an appropriate level of support according to the size of the company
  • The new integrated network and equipment within the Votorantim Group has allowed significant cost reductions and savings on maintenance. The communication cost between the companies is now zero
  • In the past there used to be many different user manuals. As the equipment is now standardized, there is the same user experience in all the companies. This is one of the biggest benefits for all employees

"The first advantage, which we consider as one of the most important, was the reducing of cost. Today, we have an integrated network of all the companies and equipment. So the communication between companies is now at zero cost."

— José Emanuel Oliveira Reis, Information Technology and Services Manager