Orica Drives IT Operational Excellence with ServiceNow

  Orica Drives IT Operational Excellence with ServiceNow

Orica Wins itSMF Award for Project of the Year by Transforming Global Service

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- September 3, 2013

Orica and ServiceNow® (NYSE: NOW), the enterprise IT cloud company, today
announced that Orica received the ITSM Project of the Year Award from IT
Service Management Forum (itSMF) Australia for its use of ServiceNow
software-as-a-service to drive a large transformational effort to improve IT
performance and globalize operational excellence.

Orica’s workforce comprises 15,000 staff operating in more than 50 countries.
It is the largest provider of commercial explosives and blasting systems to
the mining and infrastructure markets, and is the global leader in the
provision of ground support in mining and tunneling. Orica also boasts a
strong portfolio of manufacturing and distribution assets strategically
located across Australia Pacific, Asia, EMEA, Latin America and North America.

Orica was honored for its innovative use of ServiceNow to standardize global
IT processes and provide a consistent IT service experience for its users
around the world. Key to the transformation was the ability to consolidate
disparate, inconsistent IT processes and tools into a single system of record.

By moving to a global IT system, employee needs were no longer dependent on
regional IT departments that could only provide support within local business
hours. Now, with a new “follow-the-sun” service approach, IT support can be
sourced from anywhere in the world. As a result of its standardized ITIL-based
processes, the project produced enormous improvement in Orica’s ability to
measure and report on IT service delivery against allocated KPIs.

“Throughout this project, we were able to deliver significant organizational
change within Orica by adopting a new global way of working together. Although
the project took a concerted effort from both IT and business leaders within
our global organization, we could not have undertaken this alone,” said Hubert
van Dalen, Global IT Infrastructure and Operations manager, Orica. “Together
with ServiceNow, and service partners Keystone and UXC Consulting, we have
already benefited end-users through our ability to provide an increased level
of support.”

“Organizations undergoing rapid growth often develop a siloed approach to IT,”
said Jimmy Fitzgerald, vice president of Global Services and APJ Sales,
ServiceNow. “ServiceNow helps enterprise IT transform the delivery of services
by consolidating these disparate processes into a single system of record. We
congratulate Orica for a successful IT service transformation and for winning
the award. Orica’s use of ServiceNow demonstrates how IT can more effectively
align with an organization’s business objectives to truly add value.”

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