Ardian chooses Activeo and Cisco to improve its performanceSince its creation in 1996, Ardian focuses on private equity investment and asset management for institutional investors. Ardian offers to its clients a diversified choice of funds covering the full range of asset classes through Ardian Funds of Funds (comprising primary, early secondary and secondary activities), Ardian Private Debt, Ardian Direct funds (comprising Ardian Mid Cap Buyout, Ardian Expansion, Ardian Growth and Ardian Co-Investment), Ardian Infrastructure, Ardian Real Estate and customized mandate solutions with Ardian Mandates.
The company provides its clients a strong international network with more than 12 offices across the world and 430 employees.
« It is in 2013, when taking independence of Ardian that we left the infrastructure of Axa and wanted to replace our aging and fallible telephony systems. We then took the party to launch the migration and deployment of IP telephony as the renovation and modernisation of our sites », added Charles Argant, IT Service Manager for infrastructure and work place at Ardian.
End of 2015, Activeo won the project against two other competitors.
« We made the choice of Activeo for the quality of its response, its ability to manage complex projects and for his eagerness to accompany us », explains Charles Argant.
The value proposition consists of Cisco Unified Communications solution, messaging, fax to mail, unity and jabber to facilitate accessibility but also the implementation of UC Care, software edited by Activeo which facilitate and improve the use of the Cisco Unified Communications solutions ». UC Care is a real asset to our Organization. The solution allows to make autonomous local IT teams as some support and administration work in freeing himself of the Parisian headquarter », continues Charles Argant.« Tomorrow we intend to perform the collaborative synergy of our systems – telephone and video – in a broad sense in order to increase the comfort of our users everywhere and whatever the ‘device’ preference. Ardian employees are nomadic, cosmopolitan and very involved; we bring agility and responsiveness to users at all times. The expertise and flexibility of Activeo are real assets to accompany us in the long term. » concludes Charles Argant.