Founded in 1980, LaSalle Solutions is a leading provider of life-cycle management services for technology and capital assets. These services include acquisition and financing, IT asset management, maintenance contracts management, remarketing and disposition. LaSalle Solutions’ processes, customer service and powerful cloud-based toolset, LAMP, enable customers to more economically and effectively meet their goals.
Prospective LaSalle customers viewed the task of managing and maintaining a sea of IT assets in spreadsheets as overwhelming at best and error prone at worst.
With a mandate for customer efficiency, the imperative for LaSalle Solutions to differentiate was essential, especially in the already crowded IT infrastructure VAR market.
To become the premier provider of IT asset lifecycle management tools and services for Fortune 500 companies, LaSalle sought to develop a streamlined, market-leading solution replacing the spreadsheets frequently used. They wanted a revolutionary solution that could track tens of thousands of devices around the world, maintain their location and information, all while keeping costs down.
With no competitor equivalent, the industry-leading LAMP 4.0 streamlines the LaSalle lifecycle management process by handling maintenance contracts and equipment leases anywhere the user is working—delivering dramatic improvements in performance, usability and structural agility.
Using LAMP, LaSalle tracks important information about the IT assets of their clients including the following:
LaSalle customers are able to use LAMP to inform their vendors of the location and status changes of their equipment on contract. This type of notification is a requirement by major vendors for their service, ensuring replacement equipment will be available within the agreed upon SLA windows.
To ensure high performance and an outstanding user experience for LaSalle’s customers, SPR Consulting built the platform using SQL Server 2012 in conjunction with Violin Flash Storage. Violin is a revolutionary new storage environment chosen by the client. Lucene, a modern Big Data, .Net-based indexing tool was combined with SQL Server to dramatically improve data search and retrieval performance.
“SPR Consulting has integrated our business vision for LAMP with key Microsoft technologies to architect and build a flexible and scalable solution that deploys across multiple platforms,” said Steve Robb, President of LaSalle Solutions. “The SPR Consulting sprint-based development methodology allowed us to roll out major LAMP version upgrades, such as LAMP 4.0, alongside our quarterly updates.”
Instead of following the traditional waterfall method, a sequential design process in which progress flows steadily downwards through each development phase, SPR Consulting leveraged their proprietary development methodology that combines the best of traditional and agile development approaches. This middle ground between waterfall and agile produces solutions that are nimble enough to absorb creative improvements over time, but sufficiently structured to manage security, customer deadlines and system integration while guarding against cost and compliance risks. By only taking on select requirements, the SPR approach strikes the perfect balance of IT rigor and flexibility.
Delivering consolidated information in a single, highly intuitive application has given LaSalle a significant and measurable edge in the marketplace. Since the inception of LAMP, LaSalle has experienced significant revenue growth and received major industry recognition including the 2014 Cisco service partner of the year for the U.S.
LAMP tracks all relevant information and generates a variety of reports such as asset audits and preconfigured reports including activity detail and asset by contract. Conveniently, it makes all assets, contracts, activity, credits disposition and leasing reports available from one interface, with breakthrough capabilities that enable IT managers to:
The LaSalle LAMP project demonstrates SPR Consulting’s ability to: