As part of a global workforce of 13,500 employees, SMS group engineers perform countless complex calculations and simulations when designing and constructing solutions for clients.
Historically, SMS group was reliant on expensive workstations, and urgently needed a more efficient, flexible and collaborative way to get things done. “In order to prepare finite element calculations, our engineers use MSC Marc and Mentat software, which requires enormous graphical and computational power,” explained Dr.-Ing. Christian Imiela, manager of Calculations and Structure Analyses at SMS group. “More than a decade ago, we decided to move away from personal workstations to a Unix based data center. This meant we needed a powerful remote access solution for our staff to gain access around the globe. After evaluating a number of solutions, we chose OpenText™ Exceed™ TurboX, which is very reliable and provides us the remote data center access we need, from anywhere in the world,”
SMS has been using the solution for more than a decade, it’s reliable and saves the firm money. Engineers are particularly happy with the suspend and resume feature, which means they are no longer tethered to a fixed workstation. They can suspend a session on their laptop and resume it when they choose.
Customers see the benefits too, as changes can be seen in real-time and any changes made at client meetings are easily saved and can be suspended for later resumption.
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