Dunn Bros. Coffee Selects Agosto to Implement Google Apps and to Manage Its IT Operations

Agosto Lowers Dunn Bros’ IT Maintenance Costs by 80 Percent.

Minneapolis, Minn., February, 15, 2010—Agosto, Inc. (http://www.agosto.com), one of the nation’s oldest and fastest-growing Google Apps and Cloud services consulting firms, announced today that Dunn Bros Coffee, a national coffee company, has selected Agosto as their cloud technology advisor and Google Apps implementation, training, and support partner. 

Dunn Bros had reached a critical point in its growth and needed a technology strategy that supported its future plans and enabled collaboration with franchisees, according to Dunn Bros president Kim Plahn.

Agosto had surfaced on an Inc. magazine list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies during Plahn’s hunt for a Minneapolis-based consulting firm. “We’re a lean corporate organization and didn’t want technology to cost us an arm and a leg to maintain,” she said.

While moving the company to Google Apps, Agosto uncovered other ways to reduce the company’s costs and support its growth. Agosto helped Dunn Bros develop and implement a cloud strategy and consolidate its technology infrastructure to handle its next phase of growth and eliminate business disruptions. The migration took less than two months and facilitates collaborative communications between the company and its franchisees. 

“Using Google Apps in the Cloud lowered our maintenance costs by over 80 percent,” Plahn said. “It’s a beautiful approach because there’s no hardware to install or maintain. And as we grow, our system can grow without an additional capital investment. Plus, we always have access to new tools without blowing our IT budget.”

Google Apps is an enterprise-ready suite of applications that includes Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, and other applications for easy and secure creation and sharing of content. 

“Google Apps presents a very compelling email and collaboration solution for businesses like Dunn Bros,” said Aric Bandy, Agosto president and CEO. “Any time you can increase functionality and efficiency while at the same time achieve considerable savings, you owe it to yourself to take a look.” 

About Agosto, Inc.

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Agosto (www.agosto.com) is one of the nation’s oldest and fastest-growing Google Apps consulting firms and is one of the earliest members in the Google Apps resource network. The company served on Google’s Customer Advisory Board in 2008 and joined the Partner Advisory Board in 2009—one of only 12 partners to sit on the Board. Agosto also was ranked in Inc. magazine’s 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in both 2009 and 2010. 

For more than 10 years, Agosto has helped customers migrate from legacy systems to next-generation technologies that free-up money for other business needs. Since 2008, all-sized companies have looked to the company to manage their IT infrastructures, to provide Cloud expertise and to implement Google Apps efficiently and with minimal disruption on their organizations. Clients include 2nd Wind Exercise, Famous Dave’s, Goodwill Easter Seals, Minnesota Wild and Jaguar Land Rover.

About Dunn Bros Coffee

Founded in 1987, Dunn Bros Coffee has successfully proven to its customers and competitors that, even in the crowded coffee category, great-tasting coffee, carefully brewed from hand-selected, freshly roasted beans, boldly stands out in a class of its own. This Minneapolis-based, award-winning coffee company was founded on the principle that premium coffee customers deserve coffee that adheres to higher standards of quality every step of the way, from cultivation to cup. From sustainable, ethical sourcing practices to daily, on-site roasting to precise brewing practices—Dunn Bros Coffee takes every possible measure to ensure quality coffee experiences at every one of its nearly 100 retail locations across the country.