CompuCycle is an ITAD and electronics recycling company based in Houston, Texas. It provides end-of-life IT asset management services focused on secure data destruction and eco-friendly e-recycling. The company uses data erasure and physical shredding as per responsible recycling standards to deliver eco-friendly data destruction services for computers, hard drives, servers, etc. CompuCycle relies on data erasure software to fulfill service contracts comprising several thousand hard drives annually.
Following Were the needs of CompuCycle:
- ERP-integrated data erasure service facility: CompuCycle wanted to commission a "fully connected" ITAD service facility through a cohesive integration of the data erasure software with its existing Makor ERP system. It needed this integrated facility to automatically capture the storage hardware details in the ERP system in real-time before pushing the devices through the data erasure process line.
Through this setup, the company wanted to continue their erasure service facility in the same tandem to record the asset details, perform drive erasure, and manage the inventory in a single workflow. This integrated facility was crucial for the organization to deliver fast, scalable and automated data erasure service.
- Ground up support for system integration: To fulfill this project, CompuCycle needed BitRaser team to provide solution consulting, ERP system integration with erasure, and on the ground deployment. The company was expecting proactive and dedicated support, along with efficient execution in order to achieve this goal within the set timeframe.
Solution: CompuCycle team and Stellar® jointly explored the benefits of BitRaser – the data erasure software from Stellar for erasing loose hard drives, laptop & desktop PCs, and servers.
BitRaser Account Management team engaged with CompuCycle operations team to understand the requirements. It gathered minute details of the organization's needs, challenges, and expectations with the project.
Based on the product & domain due diligence, the team came up with a plan for deploying the BitRaser Drive Eraser Admin Console* variant – a tool with potential for 100% integration & interoperability with Makor ERP and the existing IT setup of CompuCycle.