More than 5,000 businesses work with The Gift Voucher Shop (GVS) to motivate their workforce, recognise those going that extra mile and provide added benefits to attract new employees and help build loyalty and retention. The company’s market-leading product is the One4all multistore gift card that can be spent in over 24,000 outlets throughout Ireland and the UK and now online.

GVS had relied on Sungard AS to host its physical servers at Sungard AS’s highly resilient Technology Centre in Dublin for many years. However, as they neared end of life GVS needed a future-proof IT strategy that would accommodate its steady growth. GVS recognised its choice of cloud provider was critical. As IT Manager Anne Bracken remarked, “It’s fair to say the infrastructure Sungard supports is the beating heart of our business. Without it, everything stops so uptime is critical.”

Business challenge

GVS is the successful company behind the One4all brand and the market leading multi-store gift card in Ireland and the UK, the One4all gift card. The firm’s continued growth has meant it needed an IT environment that could scale up quickly to accommodate rising demand for its popular gift card, which is accepted at more than 24,000 outlets throughout Ireland and the UK.