Independent software vendor (ISV) 4PS, based in the Netherlands, builds management solutions for the construction and engineering industry. The company has developed an expertise in Microsoft® Dynamics® NAV technology, which is central to an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system called 4PS Construct. Since launching eight years ago, 4PS has grown significantly year on year because of the success of its products and the rising fortunes of the construction industry in the Netherlands.
Given its development, 4PS faced a number of challenges to keep operations running efficiently and the business expanding. It had out-grown its existing IT infrastructure, which supported day-to-day management as well as customer support services and product development. 4PS found that administrators were spending increasing amounts of time managing data storage. When they did maintenance work on a customer's ERP system, for instance, it often took a couple of hours to create sufficient space on one of the company's tower servers to store client data.