Success Story: Business Engineering Institute St. Gallen AG

The Business Engineering Institute St. Gallen AG (BEI) opted for data storage in Switzerland and the nexellent private cloud. When compliance regulations were loosened up, data storage in the EU became an acceptable option, and BEI decided to migrate to the public cloud. The switch has enabled BEI to cut its IT expenditure by CHF 75,000 per year and they profit from always up to date software. nexellent took care of the migration and now provides BEI with premium support for their ongoing operations.


“We’ve saved CHF 75,000 per year in costs and our software is always up to date – and thus more secure.”
Marcel Rüegg, Head of IT at the Business Engineering Institute St. Gallen AG



The Business Engineering Institute St. Gallen AG (BEI) is a steadily growing consulting company with a great network and employees who do business throughout Europe. BEI transforms knowledge gained from science and research into practical solutions.

Industry: Service, business consulting

Number of employees: Approx. 100 users

Initial situation:

  • All data on the nexellent private cloud (VDC; IaaS)
  • Office 365 hybrid installation with data management in Switzerland (on nexellent servers)


  • To migrate all data onto the Microsoft public cloud (SaaS)
  • To keep the software up to date at all times
  • To reduce costs


  • Microsoft 365 data storage in the EU
  • SharePoint Online
  • All other data on Microsoft Azure

Cloud model: Public cloud

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