Pulsant helps B P Collins digitally transform with its Enterprise Cloud
Pulsant, one of the UK’s leading providers of regional datacentre services, has helped leading Buckinghamshire-based law firm B P Collins transform operations and improve productivity through the completion of a digital transformation project.
The project involved migrating B P Collins’ practice management solution and SharePoint estate to Pulsant’s Enterprise Cloud solution – a UK-based private cloud service. As part of a wider transformation initiative, the firm also moved its other applications to Pulsant, including migrating to Microsoft Office 365 from a hosted exchange platform.
Gina Connell, director of infrastructure, B P Collins explains: “We chose Pulsant due the size of the business, the locations of their datacentres and, importantly, the company’s existing relationship with Peppermint, one of our key software providers. We want to build a professional team around us to form an ongoing partnership, supporting our growing needs, especially around cloud.”
Running in parallel to the project, B P Collins rolled out new laptops, moved offices and introduced software to streamline operations and boost productivity. Pulsant’s engineers worked with B P Collins’ internal IT team to update the structure of the firm’s on-premise technology deployments so that the user technology refresh could be carried out without business disruption.
“The nature of law firms is that they experience organic growth which means they tend to have many point solutions that really need bringing together and streamlining. From our experience in the industry, we have a deep understanding of this common challenge and are able to advise on the best way forward,” says Alexandra Douglass, client director, Pulsant.
“As well as migrating the firm’s infrastructure to Pulsant Enterprise Cloud, we helped consolidate their services which led to cost savings and a more streamlined environment,” adds Douglass.
Pulsant worked with a number of partners during the five-month long project. This included management and legal software supplier Peppermint Technology, sharepoint provider TSG, and IT provider Infinity Group, who provided on-premise support for local area networking and wireless.
Connell concludes: “We faced numerous challenges in this complex project due to many moving parts and a fixed project deadline. This put pressure on all parties. However, Pulsant worked closely with us throughout, whatever the hour, so we hit our deadlines and completed the implementation successfully."