- Case Study -
Learn how we reduced cloud spend at Evri (formally Hermes) by 22% in just 12 weeks, established a FinOps capability within the organisation, and achieved cost transparency for their products and services.
Evri is the biggest dedicated parcel delivery company in the UK, offering 7-day solutions and successfully delivering over 400 million parcels a year working on behalf of 80% of the UK’s top retail brands. The company has delivered double-digit growth for the past 7 years.
Reduction in AWS Spend
In Nov 2020, a Private Equity (PE) investment took a majority stake in the business. This investment resulted in a “Carve-Out” from Hermes Europe creating an independent company with sharper strategic focus, accelerating growth and driving efficiency.
Hermes executed a "lift and shift" from the Hermes Europe data centres to public cloud and the primary focus was to exit at pace. The value creation plan required cloud cost reduction and more efficient scaling.
We conducted a rapid discovery over 2 weeks to identify where to eliminate waste and optimise the AWS estate leading to a further 12 weeks engagement using best practices from FinOps and TBM and deploying cloud management tooling.
We successfully delivered in just 12 weeks by forming collaborative relationships all levels of the business, working with them to ensure they were trained and empowered to deliver the savings.
- 22% reduction in AWS spend
- Established FinOps capability
- Achieved cost transparency of Products & Services
“In just 12 weeks, we saw a significant reduction in our AWS spend, this is critical to delivery of the value creation plan. We also now have an AWS estate that enables strategic growth.”
"Through their expertise and strategic partner approach, Thebes became trusted advisors and enabled Hermes to achieve a strong foundation for ongoing Cloud management that can be expanded to other areas of technology spend, on top of the very sizeable reduction in AWS cost.”
Head of Office of the CIO, EVRI
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