Case Studies

Case Studies

Pivotal Solutions has taken on some exciting challenges over the last decade. Below you will find a sampling of obstacles that we were able to help our clients overcome. If you have a specific business demand, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. We would welcome the opportunity to speak with you.

Client need:
Replace an antiquated database with Oracle
Challenge:
The company did not have the budget to hire Oracle Corporation
PSI Solution:
Pivotal Solutions implemented the database system
Client Benefit:
3 months sooner and at a cost savings of several millions dollars


Client need:
A banking institution needed a VPN
Challenge:
Perform a discovery/needs analysis/size system
PSI Solution:
Pivotal Solutions made recommendations and implemented a 15-location network
Client Benefit:
Client realized immediate productivity gains


Client need:
A large non-profit organization needed to upgrade from MS Exchange 2003 to 2007
Challenge:
Identify project parameters
PSI Solution:
Pivotal Solutions recommended the procedure, managed it and implemented the upgrade
Client Benefit:
Upgrade completed on time and 15% under budget


Client need:
A top ten-property & casualty insurance company had implemented new insurance software called “WINS”. When the software company finished the project, the client needed to hire a specialized consultant to support ongoing maintenance enhancements
Challenge:
To find a qualified consultant to fit company requirements
PSI Solution:
Pivotal Solutions located and supplied the consultant
Client Benefit:
50% of the quoted hourly cost from WINS


Client need:
A jewelry company needed to convert their AS400 system to a client server environment
Challenge:
Conduct a discovery/needs analysis
PSI Solution:
Pivotal Solutions’ consultant made recommendations and implemented a brand new system based on Microsoft’s SQL Server technology
Client Benefit:
We reduced the client’s monthly maintenance charges associated with the AS400 by $20,000/month


Client need:
A market research company needed a network assessment
Challenge:
Document all aspects of the network infrastructure
PSI Solution:
Pivotal Solutions documented the entire network from server down to the workstation and at the same time, we performed a “Vulnerability” check-up
Client Benefit:
Resolved network security glitches and bottlenecks


Client need:
Two biotech companies merged and lacked a homogeneous e-mail environment
Challenge:
Identify the best and most cost-effective way to integrate the two networks
PSI Solution:
Pivotal Solutions assisted in their selection, planned, managed and successfully moved 200 users to Exchange/Outlook
Client Benefit:
Client realized immediate cost savings