Straight talk. Sound Advice.

As IT strategists, we help clients who don't have the time or expertise to modernize IT to improve and evolve how they conduct business today. Justifying various cloud technologies along with on premise solutions, we solve business and tech schallenges in a secure, collaborative, resilient and agile way while ensuring proper governance, policy and structure is put in place for ongoing success.

We have helped numerous clients gain competitive advantages by deploying various IT strategies and cloud technologies while mentoring IT operations or providing MSP oversight.

Advisory services focus on assessing what you have, creating an appropriate strategic IT roadmap and cost justifications across both your end user workspace as well as business applications to ensure you have a plan worth executing over time in stages as appropriate.

Transition Services ensure the strategic vision is achieved across builds, upgrades, hybrid integrations, migrations and end user adoption programs. Our pool of specialists have many years of experience so projects are conducted on time and within budget, Development of decision support and reporting dashboards to web and mobile clients is key to digital transformation.

Oversight services ensure you have the right ongoing skills, cost mansagement and continuous improvement within your own IT operations or your managed service provider(s) so you're not left wondering what's the best approach for your business at any given time.

We work for you with straight talk and sound advice so you get appropriate direction for your specific business and industry. We welcome the opportunity to work with you soon!

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2010
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Toronto, Canada
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Portfolio

Key clients: 

Terago Networks, HOOPP, Meridian, Agloma Central, Lumbermens Credit Bureau, Medecare, CHATS, Toronto Centre, Your Mortgage Connection, JDRF  

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Cloud Migration Project for Pension Provider

“Everything they do exceeds our expectations, and we've had a very positive experience.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Aug - Oct 2018
Project summary: 

Thinkwise Solutions Ltd. helped with cloud migration for a health pension and investment management company. They did a benefit analysis of the migration and reaffirmed strategic imperatives.

The Reviewer
 
501 - 1,000 Employees
 
Canada
Reno Bugiardini
SVP, HOOPP
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The mentorship and guidance Thinkwise Solutions Ltd. offers are valuable, and their responsiveness and communicativeness make them a good partner. They had more experience in this kind of project than any other agency under consideration.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are two businesses within one: we run a pension side and an investment management side of our business. We manage a huge portfolio of assets. I'm the senior vice president of information technology.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Thinkwise Solutions Ltd.?

We struggled with our cloud migration project, which is a strategic imperative for us. We needed to move 100% of our computing infrastructure to the cloud by the end of 2019.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The first step was to revisit our business case. Based on their experience with other organizations, we asked them to look over our principles and guidelines. They pulled everything together in terms of cost and reaffirmed our plan. Then we started the rest of the project.

They did a deep dive into our computing environment and costs and then compared those conditions to the cloud. Today, they work for us in two capacities. They are a mentor and guide for our cloud team. They meet regularly to make sure we're on track and to share ideas, and we work with technical staff for the migration.

What is the team composition?

We struggled to find a partner who had done this before. We spoke to a number of firms, several of which were in the midst of this kind of project, but we had trouble finding any testimonials of successful, completed work. Thinkwise came with experience and legitimate testimonials, and we could work directly with the individuals we met during the sales process. For me, that sense of ownership and accountability set them apart. We found them through one of our VPs who had worked with them at a previous company.

How did you come to work with Thinkwise Solutions Ltd.?

The project started off with two primary points of contact, and they brought in a few other team members who worked through the majority of the program.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost was very reasonable, and the benefit was right for us.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project ran from August-October 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Everything they do exceeds our expectations, and we've had a very positive experience.

How did Thinkwise Solutions Ltd. perform from a project management standpoint?

They're very responsive. I can call them after hours or meet them face to face. We communicate through multiple channels, and I rarely have to wait for them if we need to chat.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have a lot of experience, and the people we speak with are the same individuals who do the work. We know that they'll deliver a quality product.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I am hard-pressed to come up with anything negative about their work. They're a phenomenal partner for us.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I don't have any specific suggestions. My only advice is to know what you need from them and be prepared.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer