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Burns & McDonnell lowers IT costs with ServiceNow


Saved per year on IT service delivery


Manual approvals are now automated


Days removed from IT request approval time

Burns & McDonnell improves IT service delivery and reduces software, hardware, and cloud spend with ServiceNow—automating processes, streamlining employee IT services, and reducing the cost of asset management.

A vested interest in success

Headquartered in Kansas City, Burns & McDonnell is a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental, and consulting solutions firm. Established in 1898, it is 100% owned by its 9,000 employees delivering projects worldwide through ten different practices that operate as individual franchises.

The black hole of IT requests

Burns & McDonnell’s IT systems were siloed, and IT requests were sometimes overlooked. Fulfilment could take up to 12 days and money was being wasted. When new IT leadership joined the company, they challenged the IT Business Management and IT Automation teams to improve the fulfilment process and transform IT service delivery.

Automated cross-functional workflows 

The company recognized that it could achieve seamless workflows across all people and departments with the ServiceNow platform and especially with its IT Asset Management (ITAM) tool. 

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Burns & McDonnell
Kansas City, Missouri

We are passionate about how we deliver IT and we saw that ServiceNow could be instrumental in that delivery.

Chris Legler

IT Department Manager

Significant annual savings

Not only has ServiceNow ITAM delivered service enhancements but it has also brought an annual saving of $57,520 in IT service delivery. Automation has been key to streamlining many processes and slashing IT delivery times to employees.

“We wanted to achieve a same day/next day delivery experience and I can confidently say that, for our IT hardware and top tier software, we are now like the Amazon of IT for Burns & McDonnell,” says Chris Legler, IT Department Manager at Burns & McDonnell.

Speedier approvals

Automation has reduced the need to deal with miscellaneous requests by 60%. Average approvals on software requests have been reduced from 11.25 days to two days and 1,000 days have been cut from waiting times on hardware and software fulfilment. In procurement alone, 660 hours a year have been eliminated by automation with 6,000 emails removed from the onboarding process.

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