...To no surprise we found a huge number of offerings and we reached out to quite a few of them and got back all kind of responses. Most of the responses were formed out of blueprint toolkits which did not necessarily go down to the specifics of the JAGGAER landscape and problems which is something we definitely wanted.
That changed when we started reaching out to Capacitas and which ultimately also led to the decision to work with them. They got back to us with a scientific and fact-based approach. The numbers made sense which was very important to us. They worked with us based on individual audits and discovery workshops which proved to be of massive value to us. They also split the cloud journey into phases which gave us digestible chunks of work and allowed us to define reachable milestones. This also impressed one of the biggest stakeholders within JAGGAER, as with probably many other organisations our size which undertake a cloud journey, was our CFO.
Capacitas came back with a plan to us that reached from initial optimisation to constant compliance, something we considered very important, because a mistake we have seen with many cloud migration programs is that after a phase of optimisation they simply vanish because the figures look good! However, if you do that in a year or two from when that program ends, you will find yourself the same situation you started with.
So, as important as getting your environment, your instances and your technical setups tidied up is the establishment of a compliance framework in parallel which helps you to keep your cost and technical setup under control from then on. Also, as part of that compliance framework and offering, Capacitas also provided us with methodologies and metrics to control if we were following that path. It is a factual, scientific approach they follow from the beginning to end, and it is something we valued a lot! All in all, their measures consisted of short term value and long term gains which was the combination we were looking for to ultimately get to where we needed to be.
Also, as part of the discovery workshops they provided us with an initial savings projections which was hugely valuable to us, and especially stakeholders such as our CFO, as it allowed us to not only project where we thought we would end up with our AWS cloud spend, if we didn’t act, but also the budgetary impact constantly seeing where would land with the current optimisation and with what we still had up our sleeves after the workshop. This turned into a constant and very simple tool to digest tool of control for our path towards a more optimised cloud spend.”
Martin Kersch, CTO JAGGAER.