Case Study: Investment Company

Case Study: Investment Company

By
Josh Wittman
March 10, 2022

One of Simeon’s clients, an investment company, was using SCCM and multiple third-party endpoint management solutions to image and configure its desktops. The CTO recognized that Microsoft 365’s Intune and Azure AD had matured to the point of parity with the existing fragmented, more expensive solutions. He tasked his engineering team with implementing a Modern Digital Workplace using Microsoft 365 in concert with an upgrade from Windows 7 to 10.


The team used Simeon to quickly deploy a non-production environment matching their production configuration to prototype and develop their solution. By leveraging Simeon’s best practices baseline for deploying Intune, the team was able to expedite the build of their solution. As the solution became ready to deploy, the team leveraged Simeon’s promotion and approval capabilities to migrate their new configurations to production. When defects were introduced, the team used Simeon to easily identify changes to the environment and roll them back.



In the midst of COVID-19, the team was able to implement a zero-touch deployment of more than 500 Windows 10 devices, all shipped from the manufacturer directly to end-users. As compared to previous deployments, which required 4-6 hours per device of dedicated helpdesk and IT operations support, this deployment methodology had no support overhead and was entirely self-service. Subsequently, the team’s allocation required to support the endpoint management ecosystem dropped from 75% to less than 10%. Additionally, by unifying on the Microsoft 365 stack, the firm was able to reduce licensing costs by $400K per year.