Shavlik Customer Success Stories


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Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, is growing rapidly, adding constantly to the company’s IT demands. The Technical Services group for the U.S. set out to simplify updates for 300 servers—to reduce the time it takes and make it easier to meet the after-hours maintenance windows of 14 different business groups.






  • 300 Windows servers
  • Two data centers

Key Benefits:

  • Saint-Gobain cut the time to patch 300 U.S. servers by more than 50 percent.
  • Each person on the team saves approximately one full workday every two weeks, across 10 people.
  • 20 man-days every month adds up to two-thirds of a position, or the equivalent of $40,000-50,000 in salary over a year.
  • Automated patching allows the Technical Services group to manage the growing workload of an expanding company without needing to add staff as quickly
  • Saint-Gobain realizes a return of approximately four times its annual investment in Shavlik.

We’ve cut down the time we spend on patching by probably more than 50 percent. It’s enabled us to put the resources somewhere else and get caught up on other projects.”

Michael Baroni
Technical Administration Manager, Saint-Gobain

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