DNV (Det Norske Veritas)

The company

DNV (Det Norske Veritas) is an independent Norwegian foundation that aims to safeguard life, property and the environment. As a global provider of services in the area of risk management, DNV supports companies with the secure and responsible development of their business. The focus here is on the identification, assessment and evaluation of risks.
Founded in 1864, DNV boasts a network of 10,500 experts in 300 locations in around 100 countries worldwide and represents a strong commitment to security, quality and environmental protection. The three business divisions of the DNV Group comprise:

  1. DNV Maritime, Oil & Gas: Services in the area of classification, verification, risk management and technical consultancy for the maritime sector as well as the oil and gas industry.

  2. DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability: Consultancy, testing and certification services that support companies in the global energy sector with the shift to safe, reliable, efficient and clean forms of energy.

  3. DNV Business Assurance: One of the world’s leading certification companies offering certification, assessments and training and thus contributing to the continuous and future-oriented improvement of businesses and products.

Challenges and solutions

For internationally operating corporation DNV, it was particularly important to get low-cost international phone calls and data use.

Seidel & Friends Consulting made this possible with no change of provider and was able to optimise the existing framework contract with Deutsche Telekom. This meant 130 employees could be provided with favourable international rates for smartphones and tablet PCs quickly and with no fuss. In addition home office connections, including VPN solutions, were set up for 60 employees. The existing fixed network telephony could also be optimised with regard to costs, as could data connections including the office networking. A location analysis enabled Seidel & Friends Consulting to select the best-priced providers with the best availability for each site.

DNV regularly procures hardware via Seidel & Friends Consulting’s own online portal. The advantage here is the all-round accessibility of the portals, which means orders can be placed regardless of the time of day or shift.