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Concrédito
Concrédito

http://www.concredito.com.mx/

At a Glance

Challenge: Legacy systems that didn’t provide the required collaboration and communication functionalities for their employees. A hybrid cloud infrastructure with high costs and no scalability.

Solution: A integral approach that covered both their internal operations and the relationship with the customers. The company lowered its IT costs, increased collaboration and improved its infrastructure migrating to G Suite and Google Cloud Platform.

About Concrédito

Founded in 1983, Concrédito is a Mexican company focused on bringing financial services to low income individuals all over the country. With more than 70 branches spread throughout the country and a strong social ties with each one the communities where it operates at, the company has as it mission , to become best option to satisfy the financial needs of the popular market, cultivating the development and loyalty of our distributors, clients and collaborators.

Nubosoft

The evaluation, migration and support services for the project were provided by Nubosoft.

Nubosoft is a Google Cloud Premier Partner focused on the Mexican market and experienced in thousands of Google Cloud implementations.

G Suite

Google Cloud Platform

Concredito significantly reduces IT costs, boosts internal collaboration and empowers its customers with Google Cloud

 

 

The Challenge

As one of the largest sustainable microfinance institutions in Mexico, Concrédito, is always on the lookout for opportunities to improve both the degree of collaboration among its members and the relationship with their customers. With an experienced and specialized internal development IT team, they have always been regarded as innovators when it comes to technologies, especially those with which the customer interacts.

In contrast, the company was having trouble both establishing a single internal collaboration platform and finding the right infrastructure provider for its ever growing technology needs.  Their current infrastructure was being hosted in a hybrid environment composed of on-premise servers and AWS. Attaining cost reductions on its infrastructure was one of their primary concerns. They had the certainty that this could be achieved with an elastic architecture, however, so far they hadn’t found the right technology partner that could provide them with the right platform for their needs. That’s until Google Cloud came in…

Regarding internal collaboration and communication, this vision was slow to be implemented across the company’s internal technologies and in 2016 Concrédito was still running a diverse group of legacy systems that did not provide them the functionalities they needed . These outdated systems were difficult to update, prone to disruptions and outages and did not interact with each other.

The Solution

Concrédito decided to team up with Nubosoft in this endeavor. Our team worked hand in hand defining the right strategy to help Concrédito in their journey to Google Cloud. The overall project was established in three main phases; firstly, their email, file server, communication and collaboration legacy systems for every single of their more than 1,000 employees would be migrated to G Suite; secondly, their server infrastructure would be entirely migrated to Google Cloud Platform using several services such as Compute Engine, Cloud Storage and Cloud SQL; finally, their development team would start taking advantage of other tools provided in GCP, such as Firebase and BigQuery.

Dozens of Windows and Linux virtualized servers were migrated to Compute Engine and others were created in the new platform from scratch. It ensured that the company’s core applications were well integrated. To resolve security concerns, our team of cloud architects team guided them migrate their Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) as well . Gmail took over their legacy email system was and their internal file server was replaced with Google Drive.

In Nubosoft, the company found the business partner it needed in their journey to the cloud. Today, after roughly a year of accomplishing their migration process, Concrédito has reduced both its licensing and hardware costs, they have attained a high degree of agility in their continuous development process and their system’s overall uptime has been greatly improved.

In the next few months,  they will continue working with our team exploring big data solutions to analyze their loan portfolio, extend their web and mobile apps functionalities and start developing and internal data engineers team in order to develop proprietary machine learning models.

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