Pivotal Consultancy adopts IBM SmartCloud

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Pivotal Consultancy Services, a provider of specialized assessment and collaborative learning solutions, has selected IBM SmartCloud Enterprise to offer new and more cost effective services to students and organizations.

Pivotal adopted IBM SmartCloud Enterprise, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) working with Business Partner, Integrated Tech9 Labs. Pivotal expects IBM SmartCloud to help it save 40% of infrastructure and middleware cost over a year.

“Online tests and exams, e-learning, online employee feedback and assessments are gaining popularity. To address this growing opportunity, we wanted a trusted partner who we could leverage not only for a robust, cost-effective infrastructure that would help us address growing customer expectations, but who could also provide us access to global expertise,” said Krishan B Chandak, Managing Partner, Pivotal Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd.

Pivotal will use IBM SmartCloud Enterprise to create a Cloud-based platform for its offerings. The company will be able to provide rapid access to a multi-tenant shared infrastructure on the cloud that can be scaled according to business needs. Pivotal has developed its first Software as a service (SaaS) offering, ‘Maxscore’ on IBM’s SmartCloud platform. ‘Maxscore’ is an assessment software that can be used by educational institutions and businesses to run assessments, pre-recruitment tests, 360 degree feedback, program evaluations, culture surveys and post hiring surveys, among others.

G Dharanibalan, Executive, Offerings Management & Development, Global Technology Services, IBM, India/South Asia, said, “We are seeing businesses chose the IBM cloud as a platform for their own expansion—just as Pivotal has successfully launched their Maxscore service.”

Pivotal, established in 2010, provides online software solutions that support educators and Human Resource organizations to develop and manage learning resources, including creation of question banks, generation of online tests, behavioral monitoring, employee assessment, feedback sharing, appraisals and pre-recruitment tests, among other professional services.

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