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Leonardo DRS Achieves IT Standardization
“We saw an opportunity to further improve efficiencies by standardizing on a PDF solution for our knowledge worker group.”
HEADQUARTERS
Arlington, Virginia
COMPANY SIZE
5,500+
INDUSTRY
Defense/Aerospace
HISTORY
Customer Since 2009
SOLUTION
Nitro PDF Pro
Integrated productivity tools = increased productivity
THE CHALLENGE
Managing distributed document workflows
With 40+ locations serving military forces, intelligence agencies, and defence contractors across North America and the UK, Leonardo DRS needed a single source for PDF software. Leonardo DRS locations were purchasing PDF software independently, resulting in a mix of solutions across the organization that were inefficient to support and maintain. PDF editing tools were not readily available for all Leonardo DRS employees who needed them. License management for existing PDF tools was disjointed and inconsistent across Leonardo DRS’s various offices, opening the door to security and non-compliance risks.
THE SOLUTION
A fully-integrated PDF productivity tool
In 2013, Leonardo DRS launched a company-wide initiative aimed at centralizing IT operations and standardizing disparate services, tools, and processes across its 40+ North American and UK locations. This strategic shift in vision and mission revealed an opportunity to improve IT efficiency by standardizing on a PDF solution for its knowledge worker user group.

The Results

As part of its broader IT centralization initiative, Leonardo DRS signed an enterprise agreement with Nitro in 2015, making Nitro PDF Pro the standard PDF editing solution for its entire knowledge worker user base.
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Simplified licensing
Standardizing on Nitro streamlined the process of equipping users, enabled broader deployment, and simplified IT administration of PDF software across Leonardo DRS’ 40+ locations.
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Usability & fit
As a Microsoft-based organization, Leonardo found Nitro’s Office-like interface incredibly helpful in driving end user adoption.
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Enhanced productivity
Described by CIO Walter Wilinsky as “really something everybody likely needs,” Nitro was rolled out to more knowledge workers throughout the business, enabling more efficient document workflows.
Nitro was a huge win for us in terms of our IT centralization initiatives, having made it possible to standardize on a single PDF solution for more than 2,200 of our users across multiple sites. If only we could do this with more tools.
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Walter Wilinsky | CIO

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