Manufacturing is more
distributed and global than ever. To be successful, companies need to
connect their facilities and employees so that work can be done around
the world and the clock. With increasing frequency, they’re turning to
cloud solutions from Citrix Systems to do it. And they’re seeing
Take Custom Molded Products (CMP). A year ago, the premier provider of
pool, spa and bath products had two locations and aggressive plans to
expand. But the on-premise technology it had in place was slowing things
down. To speed them up, the company turned to XenTegra, a Citrix
Solution Advisor and 2019 Partner Innovation Award Finalist, and began
implementing digital workspace solutions from Citrix to seamlessly link
its operations and enable employees to collaborate in a flexible, secure
and reliable manner. Today, CMP is up and running in seven locations
internationally and has earned itself a spot among the top three vendors
in the Pool and Spa industry.
“We face fierce competition every single day, and I think our ability as
a small company to be more efficient and thoughtful about how we
approach IT provides us a significant edge over those competitors,” says
William Drury, CEO, CMP.
A Unified Approach
Technology is supposed to be an enabler. But for CMP, it was actually
inhibiting growth. “CMP is a dynamic, global company working with other
dynamic companies, but they had technical limitations that were holding
them back,” said Andy Whiteside, President and CEO, XenTegra, an expert
provider of integrated digital workspace consulting, managed services,
hosting and education.
Namely, behind-the-firewall solutions were making it difficult – if not
impossible – for the company to link its systems in the US and China and
transfer data and insights fast enough to keep up with the competition,
much less lap it. And they simply couldn’t handle the pace with which
the company was expanding and bringing acquired companies online.
remedy the problem, XenTegra deployed Citrix Workspace on Microsoft
Azure, enabling CMP to unify its locations in a flexible and scalable
“With the past four acquisitions, we’ve been able to bring them to
market and get on the CMP platform with a rubber stamp in under 30
days,” said Chris Murphy, Director of Technology, CMP. “It was like we
flipped a light switch. We’ve got Citrix on Azure, we’ve got a great
partner in XenTegra backing the project and we’ve got China and the US
working together in real time.”
As for the speed with
which CMP needs to operate? “What used to take hours to get across the
Chinese firewall we’re getting over there in minutes or they’re pulling
it right down from our cloud share,” Murphy said.
CMP joins more than 400,000 - organizations including 99 percent of the
Fortune 100 and 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – who are using Citrix
solutions to power a better way to work and gain market advantage.