Business SituationWhirlpool Corporation’s Global Information System (GIS) strategic objectives included: 1) stabilize the core; 2) focus on strategic sourcing; and 3) stabilize operations. Consolidating their Active Directory and NT domains was key to meet these goals, and was also considered a part of their Security & Compliance initiatives. Avanade was selected by Whirlpool in a competitive bid, based on our proposed migration approach and methodology in addition to our client-focused sales and delivery teams. Whirlpool also felt that Avanade's teaming approach would contribute to the success of the project.
SolutionWhirlpool made a strategic decision to consolidate and centralize an assortment of Microsoft Active Directory user accounts and NT4 domains across their global enterprise. Avanade successfully accomplished this by consolidating domains in over 10 locations in multiple countries, including Latin America. Working on tight milestones and deadlines across a global team, the migration of nearly 5,000 workstations as well as deploying PKI security was completed with Avanade’s Global Delivery Network in Manila as a key part of the migration team.
Whirlpool’s GIS project team was very pleased with Avanade’s delivered results, and the flexibility we showed in teaming effectively with their global stakeholders to resolve challenges as they came up. Together, the AD project was completed on-time and on-budget, leveraging the Avanade Global Delivery Network. Whirlpool Corporation's optimized infrastructure is now a springboard for future realization of strategic technologies that will enable innovation and meet Whirlpool's business needs.