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CUSTOMER WIN: Global Shipping Company Dramatically Improves Operational Visibility and Management with BMC Software

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>ZIM implements Business Service Management to increase availability of business services and cut issue resolution time</i> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> </p>

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

CUSTOMER WIN: Global Shipping Company Dramatically Improves Operational Visibility and Management with BMC Software07:45 EDT Tuesday, August 21, 2012 JERUSALEM (Business Wire) -- ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd., one of the world's largest container shipping companies, has selected BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) to implement a comprehensive Business Service Management (BSM) platform, including a new command and control center complete with IT service management (ITSM) and automation capabilities. ZIM services a global market that includes ports-of-call in more than 120 countries. The company's business requires 24/7 IT support and comprehensive monitoring capabilities to track its various shipping solutions. However, ZIM's legacy IT platform was dated, disparate, and frequently unable to manage its operational requirements. This previous inefficiency led ZIM to realize it needed an uninterrupted, consolidated IT management solution to support its growing customer base and business needs. The company conducted a thorough review of competitive offerings and chose BMC. “We selected BMC's Business Service Management platform as part of our strategy to improve service to our users, ensure business continuity and consolidate our IT centers globally,” said David Avni, chief information officer at ZIM. “I am confident that BMC's commitment to the project, combined with the professional work of the BMC and Matrix consultancy teams, will ensure we meet the challenges according to the aggressive deadlines we have set." The Challenge Working with an antiquated IT platform, ZIM was unable to manage its IT needs to meet the demands of its growing business. Managing service to over 120 countries required increased availability of business services, a complete, consolidated view into IT services and faster problem resolution – all from one, unified platform. The Solution Harnessing the benefits of BMC's complementary solutions, ZIM selected BMC's BSM platform over various other solutions to effectively manage and schedule its business processes. Matrix, the leading information technology company in Israel and a strategic partner to BMC, is assisting with the implementation. Benefits Using BMC's BSM solution, ZIM looks forward to: Improved real-time visibility into the impact of performance and availability issues across its global operations The ability to manage and monitor the effects of operational change and its global shipping assets Increased operational efficiency and productivity by automating certain tasks across applications, consoles, audits, logins and data centers “These solutions will offer a rich, comprehensive set of productivity tools for managing and scheduling business processes,” said Yigal Shachak, BMC divisional manager at Matrix. “Matrix is proud to partner with BMC to provide support and training to ZIM. This implementation will have significant business impact on ZIM by providing a more customized, efficient technology platform to manage its global IT infrastructure." ZIM's BSM platform includes: BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management Suite BMC BladeLogic Server Automation BMC Atrium CMDB BMC Atrium Orchestrator BMC Control-M Workload Automation BMC Remedy IT Service Management Suite For more information about BMC, please visit: Follow @bmcsoftware, @ITSM_Guy on Twitter Become a fan of BMC on Facebook Business Runs on IT. IT Runs on BMC Software. Business runs better when IT runs at its best. That's why more than 20,000 IT organizations – from the Global 100 to the smallest businesses – in over 120 countries rely on BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) to manage their business services and applications across distributed, mainframe, virtual and cloud environments. With the leading Business Service Management platform, Cloud Management, and the industry's broadest choice of IT management solutions, BMC helps customers cut costs, reduce risk and achieve business objectives. For the four fiscal quarters ended June 30, 2012, BMC revenue was approximately $2.2 billion. BMC, BMC Software, and the BMC Software logo are the exclusive properties of BMC Software Inc., are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other BMC trademarks, service marks, and logos may be registered or pending registration in the U.S. or in other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © Copyright 2012 BMC Software, Inc. BMC SoftwareTara Hanney +1 713-918-2745tara_hanney@bmc.comorOgilvy PR WorldwideZoey Farooq, +1