Reflecting on the project, Rehbach sees Panaya as an integral factor. “Panaya contributed a lot to those smooth go-lives,” he says. “We wouldn’t have found a lot of those issues without them. Otherwise we might have had an aftermath after the upgrade.” The numbers back up Rehbach’s assertions. In addition to 15 percent saved on code corrections, Rehbach estimates that Panaya saved Atos 150,000 Euros in upgrade expense due to its thorough analysis. “We anticipated problems before they became problems,” Rehbach says.
Another benefit? Thanks to Panaya’s ability to clean up old code, the client is running a much cleaner system. “I’ve seen proof of that in the benchmarking we did before and after the upgrade,” Rehbach says.
For Rehbach, a big part of Panaya’s impact was combining analysis with project tracking, which in turn led to a higher quality outcome. “You get the tasks; you get the analysis results, and you get them in a way so you can execute them in a project scenario,” says Rehbach. “I’m not aware of any other tool that does that.”
Prior to the project, Rehbach’s main concern was post-upgrade incidents. This factor alone could have spiraled project costs. “The more incidents you have after the upgrade, the more expensive it’s going to be,” says Rehbach. “We needed to control that. I believe that Panaya contributed significantly to this and kept the number of incidents low.”