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CUSTOMER SUCCESS: Wilbur-Ellis Improves Business Performance With BMC FootPrints

Thursday, October 25, 2012

CUSTOMER SUCCESS: Wilbur-Ellis Improves Business Performance With BMC FootPrints07:52 EDT Thursday, October 25, 2012SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A leading global marketer and distributor of agricultural products, Wilbur-Ellis, wrestled with cumbersome IT management processes that hurt employee productivity and business performance. Specifically, the company needed a new solution to manage its IT assets and verify they were running authorized software. The company selected the BMC FootPrints solution from BMC Software (Nasdaq:BMC) to achieve this goal. "The financial management capability in FootPrints makes reconciling the locations of our devices much easier, and the depreciation function helps us align costs with budgets in each of our locations," said Rick Cahoon, director of enterprise support at Wilbur-Ellis.The Challenge Wilbur-Ellis needed to manage multiple back office solutions from different vendors with a single, unified solution that would provide a 360-degree view of assets, while automating tasks to improve efficiency.The Solution The company implemented the BMC FootPrints solution with a comprehensive financial asset management component to coordinate and harmonize disparate software solutions across multiple business functions. It offered automated procedures such as software upgrades, tracking and retirement, and included a financial component to enhance decision-making.Benefits Wilbur-Ellis experienced a number of benefits including: Improved decision making and cost-savings through integrated asset management Better time management and higher IT staff efficiency resulting from automation Improved asset tracking and monitoring to protect the company from license-related legal issues For more information about Wilbur-Ellis' implementation and the BMC FootPrints solution, please: Read the full Wilbur-Ellis case study Access the BMC FootPrints Customer Community Follow the On the Mark blog Follow @BMC_FootPrints on Twitter Follow BMC on TwitterTweet This: Wilbur-Ellis improves business performance with @BMC_FootPrints for software asset management #ITSM http://bit.ly/RCSWWxBusiness Runs on IT. IT Runs on BMC Software. Business runs better when IT runs at its best. That's why more than 50,000 IT organizations from the Global 100 to small and mid-market 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 industry¹s 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. The BMC Software, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=15095CONTACT: Editorial contacts: Scott Pace BMC Software +1 813 5143815 scott_pace@bmc.com Lisette Paras Ogilvy Public Relations +1 415 677 2771 lisette.paras@ogilvy.com