Rich communications for cost and productivity benefits.
Established in 1974, Investec is an international specialist bank and asset manager that provides a diverse range of financial products and services to a niche client base in three principal markets – the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Australia.
Investec acquired Rensburg Sheppards, a major investment management company that had recently merged with three of the oldest names on the London Stock Exchange. Following this period of change, Rensburg Sheppards inherited a plethora of technology systems and was faced with the challenge of maintaining and managing a widely dispersed and complex network infrastructure. With 11 regional offices across the UK and more than 600 employees, Rensburg Sheppards also faced significant communication challenges. With systems that were all more than 10 years old, their existing communication was basic, ineffective, and expensive. Rensburg Sheppards needed to bring all users onto one platform in order to reduce cost, ease management, and increase productivity.