To find out how companies are using SAP solutions on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, read the following case studies.

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Brooks Brothers, one of the leading fashion retailers in the United States, needed a more agile way of deploying infrastructure for new projects. By using AWS for SAP HANA, Brooks Brothers was able to rapidly provision infrastructure to support the deployment of a new SAP CRM application based on SAP HANA. Read the story >>

msg global solutions is a leading international IT partner for the insurance and banking. Through its Nexontis Consulting subsidiary, it offers SAP HANA based solutions to help insurers gain greater access to data and meet regulatory compliance. msg’s on-premises IT infrastructure was not able to deploy infrastructure quickly enough and provide the level of performance required by their growing business. Msg turned to AWS for the solution. Read the story >>

The company needed a more robust application to track and model promotional costs, and decided to move to SAP HANA on AWS. This move will save $900,000 in IT costs over 5 years, and will speed deployment by 90% compared with traditional data center solutions. Read the story >>

Ferrara Candy Company, founded in 1908 and headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, is the third largest confectionery company in the United States. The company is a $1 billion, full-line candy company.  Ferrara has built a coherent, stable reporting and analytics platform based on SAP BusinessObjects and SAP HANA on Amazon Web Services.  Read the story >>

BP is a global energy company with wide reach across the world’s energy system. It provides customers with fuel for transport, energy for heat and light, lubricants, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items as diverse as paints, clothes and packaging. As BP continues to focus on simplifying and modernizing its activities, it needed to make a step change in agility and flexibility to support business initiatives. BP has seen significant savings in annual licensing, support and maintenance costs by running the lubricants SAP ECC system on AWS. Read the story >>

Because of a corporate drive toward application consolidation, cost reduction, and the need for more business agility to respond to increasing requests from internal SAP users, Lockheed Martin sought to move its SAP ERP on HANA test and development systems to the cloud.
Lockheed Martin needed to ensure that any cloud solution could support their stringent security requirements, such as compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). A few of the reasons Lockheed Martin choose AWS was because of its maturity in the market, breadth of services, and commitment to cybersecurity. Read the story >>

Coca-Cola İçecek (CCI) produces, distributes, and sells sparkling and still beverages under the Coca-Cola brand. With the assistance of AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, Lemongrass Consulting, CCI rapidly migrated its mission-critical SAP environment to AWS with immediate and significant benefits for IT and the business. Read the story >>

Wanup deployed SAP on AWS in just two weeks by working with AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Consulting Partner Linke Information Technology. The company, based in Barcelona, Spain, is a new hotel loyalty club for independent hotels and chains designed with the needs of today’s frequent traveler in mind. Wanup uses services including Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3 in a highly secure virtual network to help achieve the capacity and performance it needs to support business growth. Read the story >>

Superior Group, located in Buffalo, New York, offers staffing and consulting services to enterprises across the globe. Superior Group relies on its growing SAP environment to manage its critical business operations. Superior Group needed a new infrastructure platform to replace its aging on-premises hardware infrastructure to solve performance and scalability problems, and to meet its disaster recovery needs. By moving its key SAP systems to AWS, Superior Group gained many significant improvements.  Read the story >>

By using Amazon Web Services, RWE Czech Republic is enabling growth, improving IT services to the business, and reducing operational expenses by 12 percent compared to its previous data center environment. As part of Europe-wide RWE Group, the firm operates gas and electricity services across the Czech Republic. It is currently running its SAP HR systems on an Oracle database on AWS, using Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3 within a secure Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, and is using other AWS services to support SAP Landscapes. Read the story >>

innogy Czech, formerly known as RWE, is an established European energy company that provides gas, electricity, and other services to 1.6 million customers in the Czech Republic. After shutting down its own data center due to flood risk the company needed to choose to either move to a new data center in Germany or migrate to the public cloud. In keeping with the organization’s cloud-first strategy it decided to migrate its SAP human resources, IS-U, CRM and BO/BW systems to the AWS Cloud. Read the story >>

Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Pacific Inter-Link Group (PIL Group) promotes the export of various commodities and services from Malaysia and Southeast Asia to other parts of the world. The expense of managing three SAP landscapes and four separate on-premises data centers was too high, capital costs and operational costs were limiting, and the company felt its infrastructure was using up funds that could have been used to drive BI and IoT initiatives. PIL Group is now running all its SAP systems on AWS and has decommissioned the on-premises infrastructure. Read the story >>

CSS Corp provides technology support for enterprise and consumer products, manages IT infrastructures, and deploys networks. CSS Corp has recently deployed its SAP ERP on HANA using AWS. Watch the video >>

GulfMark Offshore, Inc. is a global energy services company that owns, operates, and manages a fleet of more than 70 offshore support vessels for oil and gas customers. By moving its SAP workloads to AWS, GulfMark has been able to greatly reduce its operating costs. Read the story >>

Kellogg’s is a renowned, 100-year-old consumer foods company that selected AWS to help reduce the costs and overhead associated with managing its traditional IT infrastructure. A key step in Kellogg’s cloud journey was migrating its Asia Pacific SAP environment running on Oracle to AWS with zero unplanned downtime across five countries and leveraging multiple availability zones. Watch the video >>

Kyowa Hakko Kirin is a pharmaceutical company that manufactures and sells prescription drugs. One of its subsidiaries is Kyowa Hakko Bio, which markets and sells pharmaceutical materials, amino acids, etc.. Kyowa Hakko Kirin has been using AWS for a variety of workloads since 2011 and have recently migrated their production SAP ERP system to the AWS Cloud. Watch the video >>

Seaco Global Ltd., the world's largest sea-container leasing company,  uses SAP Business Suite to manage core operations in more than 12 countries. Seaco engaged with Lemongrass Consulting to move their infrastructure to the AWS cloud. The company chose AWS based on factors such as cost, security, agility, performance, and trust. Read the story >>

Hoya Corporation is an optical manufacturer that provides products and solutions for the healthcare, medical, electronics, and imaging industries. By migrating its SAP Business Suite and disaster recovery environments to AWS, Hoya saves up to to 60 percent on IT costs when compared to its previous private cloud environment. Read the story >>

Brazilian biotech company GranBio needed an infrastructure that would enable it to go to market quickly without delays caused by provisioning hardware. By launching its SAP ERP system on AWS, the company decreased its time to market by 3 months, improved capacity, and sped up development while keeping costs low. Read the story >>

A premier contractor in the government marketplace, Bart & Associates, Inc. (B&A) provides expert enterprise software solutions to a broad range of U.S. government and commercial clients. With the help of Monocle Systems, B&A deployed SAP ERP in the AWS cloud running on SAP HANA, which positioned the company to perform real-time analytics. It has also implemented SAP CRM, SAP Business Objects, SAP HANA Live, and SAP Fiori. Read the story >>

Lemongrass is an Advanced APN Consulting Partner that offers a wide range of SAP-centric services and solutions. Lemongrass moved their SAP workloads to the AWS cloud, and currently uses AWS products and services to support its customer base on AWS. Read the story >>

LIONSGATE is a diversified global entertainment corporation that produces feature films and television shows, which they distribute worldwide. The company used Amazon S3, Amazon EBS, and Amazon EC2 to reduce infrastructure deployment times, to run production SharePoint workloads, and to test and develop their SAP applications. Read the story >>

AWS Consulting Providers, Protera Technologies and Savantis Group, helped Merrifield Garden Center use SAP on the AWS cloud to reduce costs, improve the stability and security of their applications and data, and eliminate the burden of managing IT infrastructure hardware so they could focus on new customer-facing initiatives to grow their business. Watch the video >>

Macmillan India has provided publishing services to the education market in India for more than 120 years. With the assistance of PwC, Macmillian has migrated several SAP modules to AWS including SAP Business Intelligence (BI), SAP Sales and Distribution, SAP Materials Management, SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling and SAP Human Resources. Read the story >>

The GPT Group is one of Australia’s largest diversified property groups with $15.2 billion in assets. The AWS Cloud runs nearly all core GPT systems, including its reporting environment and authentication system, SAP ECC, Active Directory, SQL databases, and Microsoft SharePoint 2007. Read the story >>

Viskase, a worldwide supplier of casing solutions for the food industry, collaborated with Protera Technologies to implement an SAP disaster recovery (DR) solution. With a 24-hour, 7-day worldwide operation, Viskase needed a solution that would have limited downtime with reasonable costs. Viskase realized a 1-hour restore time and anticipates a 50% cost savings running the DR solution on AWS. Read the story >>

Galata Chemicals is a global producer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) additives.  The company worked with Protera Technologies, a member of the AWS Partner Network (APN), to deploy a disaster recovery (DR) solution for their SAP systems on the AWS cloud. Read the story >>

Founded in 1913, Sumitomo Chemical is one of the core members of the Sumitomo Group. Today it is a major chemical manufacturer operating in a wide range of sectors, including petrochemicals, energy and functional materials, IT-related chemicals, health and crop sciences, and pharmaceuticals. Sumitomo Chemical has multiple R&D and manufacturing centers within Japan, as well as countless offices and group companies both nationally and around the world. Hoping to realize global information visualization, system/information cooperation with clients, and speedy support for business and organizational restructuring, Sumitomo Chemical chose to run SAP S/4HANA on AWS as their application infrastructure. . Read the Story >>

Biotech company Moderna Therapeutics achieved uncommon speed and volume of preclinical drug development, and avoided millions in on-premises data-center costs. Read the Story >>

DoHome operates as a retail and wholesale store, carrying a wide variety of construction materials, home improvements and home decorations products across Thailand. The company had first deployed their eCommerce system on AWS, enjoying a secured and scalable environment, and server runtime of 24/7 before deciding to move their SAP S/4 HANA system on AWS. Utilizing services such as Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon VPC and the best practices have helped reduce DoHome's go-to-market time and improved availability to better serve their customers. Watch the video >>

Founded in 1986, Brigade Group is a residential and commercial property developer in India. Brigade Group needed a highly available, cost-effective, and scalable IT infrastructure to run its SAP S/4HANA environment. By using AWS, Brigade Group expects to reduce the TCO for SAP S/4HANA by 25% over the next five years..  Read the story >>

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing 250 airlines, which account for 84 percent of the world’s air traffic. IATA migrated its SAP BusinessObjects BI platform to AWS, and runs web, application and database tiers of the solution, with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and 2012 as its database engine, on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. Read the story >>

News UK has been producing newspapers since 1787 and today reaches more than 10 million readers through publications such as The Sun, The Times, and The Sunday Times.  Moving many of its enterprise applications to AWS has increased the publisher’s speed and agility, enabling News UK to initiate projects on the same day they’re approved, rather than waiting for months to provision hardware.  Read the story >>

Ferrara Candy Company, founded in 1908 and headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, is the third largest confectionery company in the United States. The company is a $1 billion, full-line candy company.  Ferrara has built a coherent, stable reporting and analytics platform based on SAP BusinessObjects and SAP HANA on Amazon Web Services.  Read the story >>

Running an SAP Business One cloud solution with SAP HANA on AWS has enabled Blue Ocean Systems to provide powerful ERP and business intelligence capabilities to small and midsize businesses. Founded in 2003, Blue Ocean Systems is an integrated business solutions consultancy specializing in the implementation and support of SAP enterprise applications. Blue Ocean Systems is using Amazon EC2 instances powered by Intel® processors to provide SAP Business One in the AWS Cloud with SAP HANA to customers profitably and efficiently.  Read the story >>

Whitebox Retail Logistics provides logistics services to retail distribution and e-commerce businesses in Singapore. Whitebox, which began with just two customers, has experienced significant growth over the last decade and now provides services to 30 customers. The company needed an infrastructure provider for their SAP Business One system that could support its proposed growth, minimize costs, and meet its stringent availability and performance requirements.  Read the story >>

Exeter Family Friendly is a specialist insurer based in Exeter, UK that serves more than 70,000 customers across the UK and worldwide with healthcare and protection insurance. The company runs its SAP Business One system along with other applications on the AWS cloud.  Read the story >>

Founded in 2005, Wego is a leading travel search engine for the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions. The company searches flight and accommodation prices from more than 700 travel websites and presents the best deals to its customers. After a succesful migrating of its website and other applications to AWS, Wego decided to also migrate its SAP Business One environment to AWS. Read the story >>

Kim Teck Cheong (KTC) is one of the largest fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) businesses in East Malaysia, employing 471 people at its headquarters in Sabah and secondary office in Sarawak. Working with G–Asiapacific, a Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN), KTC migrated its SAP Business One application, Microsoft Dynamics customer relationship management (CRM) application, and Multidocs document management software to AWS. Read the story >>

Established in 1997 and headquartered in Hong Kong, Comba Telecom provides complete wireless communications solutions and services that enable mobile operators and businesses to implement and extend their wireless communications networks. Comba Telecom migrated their SAP Business One environment to AWS and has calculated that the TCO to run on AWS is around 40 percent lower than deploying on internal infrastructure. Read the story >>

GE Oil & Gas has migrated hundreds of applications to the cloud, including SAP Hybris Commerce, as part of a major digital transformation. The GE Oil & Gas cloud migration project is helping the General Electric division achieve a 52 percent decrease in IT costs, greater speed to market, and the agility to compete even better in an industry experiencing immense market challenges. Watch the video >>

DoHome operates as a retail and wholesale store, carrying a wide variety of construction materials, home improvements and home decorations products across Thailand. The company had first deployed their SAP Hybris Commerce system on AWS, enjoying a secured and scalable environment, and server runtime of 24/7 before deciding to move their SAP S/4 HANA system on AWS. Utilizing services such as Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon VPC and the best practices have helped reduce DoHome's go-to-market time and improved availability to better serve their customers. Watch the video >>

Rent-A-Center (RAC) has undergone a digital transformation during the past few years. As part of that transformation, the company wanted to give its customers the ability to rent items online. To support the new site, RAC decided to use SAP Hybris as its e-commerce platform. After evaluation its options, RAC chose the AWS Cloud as the platform to run its SAP Hybris environment. The AWS Cloud provides RAC elasticity to support spikes in user traffic, higher availability using the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), and the ability to meet its PCI-compliance requirements. Read the story >>

Travis Perkins plc is a leading United Kingdom builders’ merchant and home-improvement retailer made up of 21 businesses, including Wickes, Tile Giant, and Benchmarx. By migrating their SAP Hybris environment to the AWS Cloud, they have experienced increased performance, reduced time to provision infrastructure, and reduce cost compared to their on-premises infrastructure. Read the story >>