Discovery

 

Netformx Discovery™

Automatically create a baseline of your customer’s actual network and identify upgrade, replacement, and enhancement opportunities

Netformx Discovery supports assessment-led selling by providing a comprehensive audit and analysis of a customer's multivendor network. In minutes, you can automatically baseline, inventory, and document your customer’s network, including configuration details, from topology down to node level.

Netformx Discovery also identifies opportunities for technology upgrade, replacement, and enhancement. You can quickly gain insights on equipment that is underpowered or underutilized, end-of-life or out-of-service, a potential security vulnerability, or otherwise in conflict with a customer’s requirements.

With Netformx Discovery you can:

  • Be a trusted advisor by delivering accurate and actionable insights to your customers
  • Drive more business with targeted network migrations and upgrades
  • Eliminate travel and firewall challenges by performing network discoveries remotely with the portable Netformx Collection Engine
  • Gain even more detailed analysis and reporting on discovered devices by uploading the results to equipment vendor services. For example, Netformx
  • Discovery data provided to Cisco SmartAdvisor is then sent to Cisco Smart Services.
  • Speed accurate solution designs by seamlessly uploading your customer’s network into Netformx DesignXpert®

Resources

Cisco Discovery Services (CDS) Resources

 

  • “The benefits of using Netformx are easy to quantify and this helps me obtain budget approval for support or enhancements. I can easily document the increased productivity for our teams since we create error-free designs and implementations and eliminate costly reworking of them.”

    ---Michael Fitz
    Vice President of Solution Engineering and the Wireline Business Unit, Sprint
  • “The integration of vendor incentive promotions and programs into DesignXpert is enabling us to select alternate parts that meet our customers’ needs while at the same time increasing our potential profit margins. This has also increased our productivity since we can consider manufacturer promotions during the design phase rather than off-line after the order has been created.”

    ---Tom Christian
    Networking Presales Engineer, Sirius Computer Solutions
  • “The hardware vendor did some preliminary work and handed the job over to [us] for integration. I ran the design through DesignXpert and caught a configuration error… that saved AT&T from a $100,000 parts error, as well as at least another $100,000 in the time it would have taken to determine why the network was not working.”

    ---Bryan Payne
    Sr. Network Engineer, 
AT&T Business
  • “Validated BT WAN designs and proposals are created much faster and more accurately — and with fewer expert hours — than previously. This means the design process is not a bottleneck and existing staff can create more designs. Also, accurate designs and quotes support error-free implementations. The end result is an enhanced Customer Experience; more deals won, and reduced operating costs. The benefits exceeded our expectations.”

    ---Jason Peacock
    Business Operations Director, BT