Aptean uses Thru for Secure File Transfer
Born from the 2012 merger of CDC software and Consona, Aptean has become a global leader in enterprise application software; empowering companies to overcome complex business challenges and grant them a competitive edge. These software applications and business services enable Aptean’s more than 9,000 global clients to satisfy customer service, operate efficiently, and stay at the forefront of their industry.
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“Thru has the capacity to handle the extremely high volumes of data that we would be moving back and forth. They have the infrastructure in place and the response time and uptime that is required for an enterprise solution.”
THE CHALLENGE: Usability, Lack of Administrative Control, High IT Overhead
Aptean is a global provider of CRM, ERP, and supply chain management solutions to an extensive variety of industries. After the recent formation of Aptean, they sought after a managed file transfer solution that would make transferring information easier for both the internal staff and customers; also giving administrators further control over the access of company data. Their search for a solution was influenced by these motives:
- Emails are sometimes blocked during exchange due to file size limits, creating problems with communication exchange between staff and customers
- Need to minimize the amount of data stored on-premises
- Demand to validate information being exchanged between customers and internal staff
BUSINESS VALUE: Secure File Transfer with Reduced IT Overhead
Aptean chose the Thru Managed File Transfer platform to satisfy their file transfer needs. Thru’s services provided Aptean with a simplification of infrastructure, reduction in IT costs, and an increase in internal and customer satisfaction. “Thru enhances our customer satisfaction fundamentally,” asserts CIO of Aptean, Les Viszlai.
- Ability to set expiration dates on files has reduced the cost of long-term storage retention
- High volumes of data are now easily exchanged with high response and uptime, satisfying internal and customer users
- Company data is now conveniently stored in the Thru system, minimizing on-premises storage
- Files are securely downloaded from the cloud with valid login and password, helping solve security concerns
THRU SOLUTION: Fast and Easy Secure File Transfer, Retention and Archiving
Aptean was in need of a comprehensive file transfer solution to easily handle large volumes of files and provide a solution for administrators to control access to company data. Using Thru’s Managed File Transfer solution, Aptean exchanges extremely large files around the globe with the following features:
- Administration – Aptean gained an advantage with Thru’s Retention and Archiving capabilities. “That is the biggest ROI factor for us,” divulges Viszlai. Multiple retention rules can be configured to delete files from Thru storage after any amount of time.
- Ease of Use – “We’re trying to move data from point A to point B, Thru lets us do that quickly,” explains Viszlai. Aptean’s end users have often reported how easy Thru has made it to exchange large files compared to FTP, removing the file size restrictions of traditional email attachments.
- Security – Aptean is now comfortable with their data security because of Thru’s extensive data center, network, and application security. Aptean’s files are now securely stored in the Thru Cloud, and files are downloaded from a link with a username and password requirement.