With Parallels RAS up and running, Protime has achieved measurable results in terms of time savings, ease of implementation and cost reduction.

Parallels RAS recently partnered with Protime, a workforce management organization focused on helping human resource (HR) organizations across Europe.

In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the challenges that made Protime become a Parallels RAS partner, the benefits and key results Protime has seen since implementing Parallels RAS, and what makes Parallels RAS an ideal complement for any partner.

Looking for a more cost-effective Citrix replacement

Global companies have to adhere to different national laws depending on where their offices are located, which makes it difficult to implement a common HR policy across Europe. This is where Protime comes in: they excel in creating software to help customers combat this problem.

Their software is easy to use and customizable for each specific national legislation. This means that even if companies and their subsidiaries have a large internal HR team, Protime’s solutions can be extremely beneficial.

The main applications used by Protime customers include time and attendance and labor management. These solutions are all available as software as a service (SaaS).

More specifically, Protime builds software that performs calculations of absences, leave requests and cost center management. It also exports data, reports data and allocates costs.

Additionally, Protime partners with various hardware companies to provide workforce management terminals. These terminals include clocks that allow employees to punch in and out, improve business efficiency, and monitor employee productivity. Protime offers hardware and support to maximize efficiency and reduce costs within any organization.

Protime used Citrix Xen App as its main software until around 2020. At that time, someone within the organization recommended switching to Parallels RAS as a replacement option to better suit their needs. The company therefore requested a proof of concept (POC).

Parallels RAS chosen for affordability, security and ease of use

Protime finally decided to switch to Parallels RAS in May 2020 and became a Parallels partner. This decision was based on several factors, including:

  • Cost savings: Protime was paying more than it would have liked for Citrix and wanted a more affordable solution. Parallels RAS is well known for its low total cost of ownership (TCO), especially when compared to similar products on the market.
  • Increased security: Protime users were worried about Citrix vulnerabilities they were hearing about on the news.
  • Easy installation: All Protime users had to install the Citrix client before use. With Parallels RAS, customers can take advantage of the HTML5 gateway to access it through their browser, without having to install anything.

Parallels RAS was deployed in three months, with the full migration completed in one year. The whole process went smoothly.

Thanks to Parallels RAS, Protime can access its internally developed applications through different types of devices. They can then publish their developed applications to their customers. Additionally, Parallels RAS has enabled Protime to prepare its applications for cloud and mobile without the need for further development of its solution.

Protime’s 2,000 customers were also migrated to Citrix’s Parallels RAS, a migration that included 30,000 users.

Key results include time savings, easy implementation and cost savings

Protime configured Parallels RAS on-site in its Belgian data center. As it stands, they currently only use Parallels RAS as an HR tool. This tool is used for many HR functions, including:

  • Time recording: Time and attendance, cost accounting and employee self-service, where users can take care of tasks themselves, such as managing absences
  • To access: Visitor management, access for users to enter their Covid vaccination status, and access to company equipment
  • Planning: Team planning and career planning
  • Services Training center offerings, data services and managed services

With Parallels RAS up and running, Protime saw measurable results in the form of time savings, easy implementation and cost savings.

To find out more about the results obtained by Protime thanks to this partnership, read the whole case study .

Parallels RAS: A High ROI Solution for Partners of All Types

Team up with Parallels RAS to accelerate your business growth.

The Parallels Partner Program (RAS) can help your business grow by providing the knowledge, skills, and tools to meet your customers’ needs quickly and affordably.

Some of the benefits of partnering with Parallels RAS include:

Annual permit:

  • Annual subscription for concurrent user volume
  • Online license management
  • Access to the latest product updates
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Access to knowledge base and training materials

Monthly license:

  • For service providers (SPLA)
  • Monthly billing for concurrent users after actual usage
  • Automated usage reports and billing engine via partner
  • Access to the latest product updates
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Access to knowledge base and training materials

Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Parallels Partner.

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