MFT utility case study: Water PlusManaged File Transfer (MFT) reduces overheads for utility start-up Water Plus
Managed File Transfer (MFT) reduces overheads for utility start-up Water Plus
This case study describes how Pro2col delivered a smooth launch and cut costs for a utility start-up. It is an MFT utility use case.
Water Plus needed to install a new MFT solution within a very tight deadline, otherwise they wouldn’t get their licence.
The company is a standalone venture, set up by Severn Trent and United Utilities. Deregulation in 2017 meant 400k non-household customers were transferred to the new company overnight. They had no infrastructure, a tight budget and very little time.
The solution was a system that could be set up quickly, provide the exact security and automation requirements they needed, and offer ongoing UK-based support.
Pro2col: On-tap specialists
Water Plus knew they wanted a Managed File Transfer solution, but they needed support selecting the right product and modules, then installing it. They approached Pro2col – the highly trusted UK partner of many MFT providers – who analysed their requirements and suggested an enterprise-level solution with an MFT Gateway for additional security, plus auditing and reporting features. “Using Pro2col kept start-up costs down as installation was fifty to seventy-five per cent faster with Pro2col’s engineers onsite,” said Chris Leach, Application Manager, Water Plus.