The Customer

Ophir Energy plc was an oil and gas exploration and production company based in London. It owned both operating and non-operating assets in Africa, Asia, and Mexico. Since our engagement, Ophir Energy was acquired by Medco Energi Global PTE Ltd.

The Challenge

Over the years, Ophir Energy had been through several acquisitions from across the globe, rapid growth and contraction. Over time they tried to centralise their platforms, specifically within Collaboration. Collaboration does not work if everyone is using different services. Ophir Energy asked us to come and assist them with their Collaboration Consolidation because we had already worked with them on a Smartnet project and they had seen our expertise when it came to Licensing and our speciality in Cisco Enterprise Agreements. Their issue was that their licensing estate was very rigid. Renewals were extremely difficult because they needed to be done in varying countries, in various currencies, at various times. It was an administrative nightmare for both the IT team and the finance team. When it came to Webex Meetings, their estate was very jumbled. Many different employees across the different countries had one-off Webex accounts that were not connected to the business account. It was completely unmanageable.

The Solution

Our first approach to Ophir Energy’s challenge was to perform our Cisco Licensing Review. This is a short 2-week process where we assessed their entire Cisco Licensing estate and presented them with the licenses they had, what they didn’t have, and their licenses that were not being used. From this, we found that they were eligible for a Cisco Collaboration Enterprise Agreement, otherwise known as a Flex Plan. We did all the heavy lifting in the background for them to arrange one single contract for all of their Cisco Collaboration estate that would renew on the same date every year. As part of the engagement, we also set Ophir Energy up with the premier versions of Webex Teams for no additional cost. This gave them a secure instant messaging platform for the entire user base to use.

  • We collated all their disparate licensing into a single agreement with a single renewal date.
  • We let them know the licenses they were paying for but did not need so they could cancel them.
  • Set them up with an Enterprise Agreement dashboard where they could centrally manage every license across the globe.
  • They’re billing was dramatically reduced once we set the Cisco Enterprise Agreement up for them.
  • There were minimal tasks for their team to complete throughout this engagement to prevent interrupting their busy schedules.

The Benefits

Ophir Energy was extremely satisfied with the result of this engagement. As well as solving their complicated licensing management issues, we also saved them 20% on their annual licensing bills. The struggles of licensing had been drastically reduced and the finance teams had a greater budgeting ability as they only had to focus on a single billing date instead of hundreds.

  • IT and finance teams now have a lot more time to focus on other areas of the business without having to worry about licensing.
  • There is no longer a concern that technology is unlicensed and is in compliance.
  • They had much greater visibility into the usage analytics of the technology across regions.
  • They benefitted from free growth because of the way the Cisco Enterprise Agreement works.
  • The additional features that were unlocked within Webex allowed them to collaborate like never before and productivity was improved.
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Industry : Oil & Gas, Fuel Production

Technologies Used

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  • Cisco Enterprise Agreements
  • Webex
  • Webex Teams
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Industry : Oil & Gas, Fuel Production

Technologies Used

Cisco Logo Brand Blue
  • Cisco Enterprise Agreements
  • Webex
  • Webex Teams

The Customer

Ophir Energy plc was an oil and gas exploration and production company based in London. It owned both operating and non-operating assets in Africa, Asia, and Mexico. Since our engagement, Ophir Energy was acquired by Medco Energi Global PTE Ltd.

The Challenge

Over the years, Ophir Energy had been through several acquisitions from across the globe, rapid growth and contraction. Over time they tried to centralise their platforms, specifically within Collaboration. Collaboration does not work if everyone is using different services. Ophir Energy asked us to come and assist them with their Collaboration Consolidation because we had already worked with them on a Smartnet project and they had seen our expertise when it came to Licensing and our speciality in Cisco Enterprise Agreements. Their issue was that their licensing estate was very rigid. Renewals were extremely difficult because they needed to be done in varying countries, in various currencies, at various times. It was an administrative nightmare for both the IT team and the finance team. When it came to Webex Meetings, their estate was very jumbled. Many different employees across the different countries had one-off Webex accounts that were not connected to the business account. It was completely unmanageable.

The Solution

Our first approach to Ophir Energy’s challenge was to perform our Cisco Licensing Review. This is a short 2-week process where we assessed their entire Cisco Licensing estate and presented them with the licenses they had, what they didn’t have, and their licenses that were not being used. From this, we found that they were eligible for a Cisco Collaboration Enterprise Agreement, otherwise known as a Flex Plan. We did all the heavy lifting in the background for them to arrange one single contract for all of their Cisco Collaboration estate that would renew on the same date every year. As part of the engagement, we also set Ophir Energy up with the premier versions of Webex Teams for no additional cost. This gave them a secure instant messaging platform for the entire user base to use.

  • We collated all their disparate licensing into a single agreement with a single renewal date.
  • We let them know the licenses they were paying for but did not need so they could cancel them.
  • Set them up with an Enterprise Agreement dashboard where they could centrally manage every license across the globe.
  • They’re billing was dramatically reduced once we set the Cisco Enterprise Agreement up for them.
  • There were minimal tasks for their team to complete throughout this engagement to prevent interrupting their busy schedules.

The Benefits

Ophir Energy was extremely satisfied with the result of this engagement. As well as solving their complicated licensing management issues, we also saved them 20% on their annual licensing bills. The struggles of licensing had been drastically reduced and the finance teams had a greater budgeting ability as they only had to focus on a single billing date instead of hundreds.

  • IT and finance teams now have a lot more time to focus on other areas of the business without having to worry about licensing.
  • There is no longer a concern that technology is unlicensed and is in compliance.
  • They had much greater visibility into the usage analytics of the technology across regions.
  • They benefitted from free growth because of the way the Cisco Enterprise Agreement works.
  • The additional features that were unlocked within Webex allowed them to collaborate like never before and productivity was improved.

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