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Moving to SAP HANA? Learn from those who have gone before you!

By Stuart Thomson posted Thu December 17, 2020 12:28 PM


Moving to SAP HANA is a significant undertaking.  While every organization is unique, one thing is common about the move to SAP HANA – all the stakeholders want it to go smoothly and to deliver the best results possible.  Given the mission-critical role SAP applications perform in many organizations, this isn’t a decision to be taken lightly.  It requires a thoughtful approach, including but not limited to application prioritization, planning your approach, architecting a timeline to meet the 2027 SAP migration deadline, landing on deployment models and last but certainly not least - making critical underlying infrastructure choices. 

Based on the magnitude of such an undertaking, you won’t want to go this alone.  You’ll need to lean on those around you.  Existing technology partners will be involved, you may also need to form some new relationships and certainly SAP will help you navigate the transition.  Further, it’s always wise to take a look at the experiences of those that have already migrated.  So why not take a look at a few examples of organizations that have successfully made the move to SAP HANA and the results they’ve seen running S4/HANA applications on IBM infrastructure.  Here are just a few that might give you a sense of what a successful migration to SAP HANA might yield for your organization:

Learn why Mankind Pharma, one of the fastest-growing pharmaceutical companies in India chose to deploy a high-performance platform for near-real-time analytics, based on SAP S/4HANA on IBM Power Systems servers and IBM FlashSystem storage resulting in a 50X acceleration in analytics reporting, while lowering IT operational costs by 20%.  Read the full story here.  

Headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil see how Della Volpe, a leading provider of road cargo services, deployed SAP S4/HANA on IBM infrastructure in less than 3 months to not only ensure timely and reliable delivery of over 170 million tons of cargo each month but also reduced its data center footprint by 75%.  Learn more here

Learn how General Milling Corporation, one of the largest integrated food companies in the Philippines transformed manufacturing operations and slashed month end reporting times by 80% by moving to SAP S4/HANA on IBM Power & IBM FlashSystem storage.  Check out the full story

These are simply a tiny sampling of a number of organizations that are already reaping rewards by underpinning SAP HANA with IBM data and compute infrastructure solutions.  Additional success stories can always be found on the IBM Storage and IBM Power for SAP HANA webpages.  Take a look and start charting your course to success!