Trusted partnership optimises leading property group’s IT spend.
A new lease of life.
Initially founded in 1969 as Michael Shanly Homes, the Shanly Group now comprises four privately-owned businesses within the property industry — Shanly Homes, an award-winning regional housebuilder in the south east; Shanly Partnership Homes, offering quality shared ownership homes; Sorbon Estates, a regional commercial property owner, asset manager and developer; and Shanly Foundation, the group’s charitable arm which has donated over £25m to date.
In 2022, Shanly Group recognised that they needed to optimise their network and bring their systems up to date. Their inter-site connectivity had been overspecified for the needs of the business, and they needed to rationalise.
Already Shanly’s trusted IT partner, Bistech was perfectly placed to deliver a connectivity refresh. Alongside this, they completed an IT assessment to identify any additional areas for consolidation.
The connectivity refresh ultimately achieved a connectivity saving of over 75%, and rationalising Shanly’s licencing made even more significant savings.
Since then, the relationship has gone from strength to strength. When Shanly’s legacy on-premise telephone system was approaching end of life, Bistech worked closely with them to identify the most suitable product for their requirements, ultimately assisting the shift to a cloud-based 8×8 solution. Now having brought a lot of their services into one partner, Shanly’s setup has been simplified, making everything easier to manage.
At a glance…
Refreshing Shanly’s connectivity has achieved a saving of over 75%.
Reduced IT administration
Many services have been brought into one partner, simplifying the IT setup.
Bistech’s proven, in-depth breadth of knowledge has helped deliver their long-term strategy.