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Founded in 2004, Sentient filled a Portfolio Program Management industry gap, where existing solutions were expensive, took years to implement and offered little flexibility. By contrast, Sentient's private cloud PPM is available anywhere, anytime, to anyone with internet access.
Today Sentient PPM is used by Australasia’s leading enterprises to maximise return on investment across their portfolios, programs and projects.
While Sentient was proud of its PPM product, they felt they could improve their cloud and product delivery approaches.
One issue they had was the use of fragmented tools across development, testand deployment, leading to longer release cycles and increasedlicensing costs. While they had trialled Azure DevOps to consolidate toolsets, they wanted to achieve more from this platform.
As a Microsoft Partner, Sentient were also deploying services to Azure, but wanted better insight into resources deployed, costs incurred, and Microsoft benefits used to ensure they maximised the value and only paid for what they needed.
Sentient's expertise focused on their industry leading Portfolio Program Management solutions, and so they looked to Microsoft Gold Partner Equinox IT to provide specialist skills for optimising their cloud strategy and product delivery approaches.
With the help of Equinox IT, Sentient:
Sentient realised substantial improvements from the changes they made, positioning them for continued leadership in the PPM market. Outcomes included:
Microsoft Gold Partner Equinox IT helped Sentient deliver these outcomes using its Kickstart Cloud and Cloud Foundations services.
"Equinox IT is a positive group of clever people, doing what they say they'll do in a timely fashion and with a very collaborative approach. We are very positive to have an efficient development pipeline that we have confidence in."
Grant Simpson COO Sentient Software