Case Studies

Expand Networks Accelerates Fenwick Network's Traffic over the WAN

Industry: Manufacturing
Applications: Citrix, SAP, and Exchange

Leader in the lift-truck manufacturing industry, Fenwick counts 2000 employees in France, divided between the headquarter, a factory and several branch offices all around the French territory.

Brenntag Nordic Deploys Expand Accelerators to Manage VoIP Traffic Between Branch Offices

Industry: Chemical Distribution
Applications: VoIP, SAP, Lotus Notes Brenntag Nordic, the global leader in chemicals distribution deployed VoIP at their headquarters as part of a cost-reduction measure.

The company then had to make VoIP work between their branch offices. Find out how Expand Accelerator's Layer 7 QoS capability guaranteed “call quality” for the chemical distributor's VoIP traffic.

CoTral Selects Expand Accelerators to Speed up Citrix Response Times by 300%

Industry: Public Transportation

Applications: SAP, Microsoft Office, Adobe, Autocad and Citrix CoTral, a leading public transportation company in Italy, was experiencing poor performance for Citrix and other networked applications.

Compounding response time problems were long delays in print jobs for bus schedules and other data critical for CoTral to service its customers. Learn how Expand Accelerators increased Citrix response times by 300% allowing CoTral to decrease print times and improve customer service.

Expand Networks Implements a WAFS Solution with SAP and ORACLE Acceleration Across 50 of CAT Group's Remote Sites

CAT Group is a leading automotive logistics company, with 130 subsidiaries in European and Latin America countries. CAT Group is organized around two divisions: CAT Vehicle Logistics, organizing the physical and administrative shipments of many car manufacturers’ vehicles (Renault, Nissan, Ford, Volvo, Kia, etc.) and CAT Cargo Logistics, handling the worldwide shipments of the various car manufacturers’ parts and accessories. CAT Group has over 2,600 employees around the world. The IT infrastructure is outsourced in EDS France, and managed by an IT team of 8 people in CAT Group’s Headquarters in Paris, where IT applications are internally managed.

Fortune 500 Plumbing Manufacturer Turns up R/3 Performance with the ACCELERATORs

Industry: Fortune 500 Manufacturer

Applications: SAP R/3 This case study explains how Expand bailed a Fortune manufacturer out of a tight situation when they were faced with the dilemma of supporting a new bandwidth-intensive SAP R/3 GUI.

Kennametal Reaps Benefits of SAP with ACCELERATORs

Industry: Manufacturing

Applications: SAP Kennametal needed to expedite the upgrade of SAP from version3.0F to 4.6C. The new version was more bandwidth-intensive and therefore the upgrade process would result on heavier demands placed on an already constrained network.

Kennametal was spending approximately $5 million per year on telecommunications costs, and they could not afford to increase their bandwidth investments. Find out how the ACCELERATORs were able to handle higher SAP data processing loads and even reduce CIR levels in certain network locations.

Pactiv Selects Expand To Expedite ERP Deployment

Industry: Manufacturing

Applications: MfgPro, Lotus Notes, Citrix, SAP, Cognos, AS400 applications, Oracle, MS SQL and Web traffic.

At the heart of Pactiv’s European supply chain, is an ERP system, MfgPro that provides vital information on production, shipping, warehousing, order and inventory management. However Pactiv’s European network was reaching peak utilization with traffic from several other applications. The networking team at Pactiv was challenged with guaranteeing MfgPro performance without compromising the productivity of other networked applications. Learn why Pactiv turned to Expand.