HEADQUARTERS
Toronto, Canada; Bangalore, India
OVERVIEW

Aditya Birla Minacs is a leading business solutions company that partners with global corporations in the manufacturing, retail, telecom, technology, media and entertainment, banking, insurance, healthcare and public sectors. The company leverages years of process, domain and technology expertise to deliver superior business value to clients with seamless Customer Lifecycle, Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Procurement and IT solutions and services. 20,300 Minacs experts across 3 continents and 35 centres spanning Canada, Germany, Hungary, India, Jamaica, Philippines, the UK and USA power our solutions through a global delivery model that helps our clients enhance revenues, profitability and customer service.

  • Metalogix Replicator for SharePoint
  • SharePoint environments in North America and Asia
Aditya Birla Minacs Incorporates Metalogix Replicator for SharePoint to Synchronize Business-Critical Content Between North America and Asia
LEADING BUSINESS SOLUTIONS COMPANY IMPLEMENTS BI-DIRECTIONAL SHAREPOINT REPLICATION TO ENSURE ITS GLOBAL WORKFORCE COLLABORATES ON THE SAME CONTENT WITHOUT BANDWIDTH OR LOCATION CHALLENGES
THE CHALLENGE

Aditya Birla Minacs is a company that prides itself on their ability to provide global delivery models that help their clients enhance revenues, profitability, and customer service. The biggest need for the successful implementation of their global delivery models was increased communication between their globally located offices.

Their corporate intranet, hosted in North America, made it difficult for users in their Asia Pacific offices to receive effective and timely performance on their servers. Therefore, with the installation of SharePoint environments in their North American offices as well as their Asia Pacific offices, their greatest need was timely synchronization of SharePoint content.

“For the replication of content between the two environments, we needed a SharePoint Replication solution,” said Vinay Chavadi, Associate Tech Manager, Aditya Birla Minacs. “Metalogix provided just such a solution with Replicator, allowing for consistency and more communication between the two environments.

Vinay Chavadi
Associate Tech Manager, Aditya Birla Minacs

One of the biggest pluses was that we could leverage the existing infrastructure and bandwidth of our current SharePoint systems. After some research, we found from various sources that Replicator for SharePoint is by far the most reliable and widely-used SharePoint replication solution.

The main benefit of this solution for our company is the ‘High Availability’ replication, which was our biggest challenge. We can now selectively replicate based on metadata.

THE SOLUTION

With 20,300 experts worldwide, Replicator for SharePoint was exactly what Minacs needed in order to increase the collaboration of their international offices.

“One of the biggest pluses was that we could leverage the existing infrastructure and bandwidth of our current SharePoint systems,” said Chavadi. “After some research, we found from various sources that Replicator for SharePoint is by far the most reliable and widely-used SharePoint replication solution.”

Going by the word of the masses, they did a small proof of concept test in their environment, which provided them with the results they were hoping for. The acceptance and adoption of Replicator only took Minacs four weeks for full implementation. Now replication is a reality between their two main SharePoint farms, providing all their employees (end users) with collaboration on all replicated data within their database worldwide.

THE RESULTS

With bi-directional replication provided through Metalogix Replicator, Minacs employees all over the globe are provided with immediate replication of content within SharePoint. Bandwidth and location issues are no longer a factor for their offices located in the Asia Pacific regions because end users have local access to the content they need. Both SharePoint environments are now able to maintain synchronization, enabling up-to-date information to reach all end-users quickly. To add to the beauty of this solution is the ability to customize Replicator, which allows Minacs to selectively replicate.

“The main benefit of this solution for our company is the ‘High Availability’ replication, which was our biggest challenge,” said Chavadi. “We can now selectively replicate based on metadata. We did not have to make too many changes on our infrastructure and could leverage the existing bandwidth to make the solution work seamlessly.”

As a result, by being able to use their existing bandwidth and still receive a synchronization solution, Minacs was able to save on further costs.

The benefits continue as Chavadi added that they were not only satisfied with the Metalogix Replicator product, but were also happy with the assistance and availability of the Support Team for Replicator.