Old Dutch Foods®

Profile

Since 1934, Old Dutch Foods® has been delivering the finest snacks fresh from the Heart of the Upper Midwest. Their products are made from the highest quality ingredients with absolutely 0g trans-fat or preservatives. It’s a recipe that has stayed pure for over 70 years and one that has made Old Dutch the regional flavor favorite.

IT Challenge

The Old Dutch Food IT department was looking for ways to improve asset management and get a better picture of their infrastructure. They needed a set of tools that would allow them to examine, report and control company assets in a fast and cost effective manner.

Solution

Old Dutch Foods decided to evaluate Asset Management Suite (AMS) in June 2006. AMS is comprised of the comprehensive Asset Inventory, Fixed Asset, and Software Utilization products. Comprehensive hardware and software inventory using the patented technology works on servers, desktops, and laptops both on and off the network.

Value

Within a week of evaluating the service, the IT staff realized the value of AMS. The evaluation was a fully functional test, not a limited evaluation that most of the other products offered.

The cost of the service was also of great importance. Most other solutions that were evaluated cost several thousands of dollars to implement, and a large upfront investment was required. With AMS, that initial investment wasn’t required. The two week evaluation was free, and the monthly subscription cost was much easier to budget than a large capital expense.

"Before TriActive's Asset Management Suite, I had no means to effectively manage the company’s computer assets," said Gary Bimson, Network Manager, Old Dutch Foods. "AMS gives me a view of all my networked and remote assets as well as the ability to customize reports. With these reports I can plan for upgrades and other company needs much more efficiently." TriActive's Asset Management Suite has become a toolset that Old Dutch Foods relies on daily for improved asset and infrastructure management.