SAP on AWS Case Studies

Our customers tell their stories about using SAP solutions on AWS.

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For more stories from companies that have moved their operations to the AWS cloud and are taking advantage of the resulting cost, agility, and flexibility benefits, see additional AWS case studies.

SAP S/4HANA on AWS

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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.

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Bringing new drugs to market can take a decade and cost in excess of $1 billion. Biotech company Moderna Therapeutics achieved uncommon speed and volume of preclinical drug development, and avoided millions in on-premises data-center costs.

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DoHome operates as a retail and wholesale store. 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.

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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 total cost of ownership for SAP S/4HANA by 25% over the next five years.

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Visy has increased the performance of its business-critical SAP environment by moving to AWS -- increasing database and application performance by 28 percent and 46 percent, respectively.
 

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msg global solutions is a leading international IT partner for the insurance and banking industry. msg’s on-premises IT infrastructure was not able to deploy quickly enough and provide the level of performance required by their growing business.

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When Royal Flora Holland's old financial accounting and reporting system came to the end of its support contract in late 2016, van de Wijnboom and his colleagues decided to move to SAP S/4HANA to bring it in line with their existing SAP Hybris billing system.


SAP HANA on AWS

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Brooks Brothers, one of the leading fashion retailers in the U.S., needed a more agile way of deploying infrastructure for projects. By using AWS for SAP HANA, it was able to rapidly provision infrastructure to support the deployment of a new SAP CRM application.

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msg global solutions is a leading international IT partner for the insurance and banking industry. msg’s on-premises IT infrastructure was not able to deploy quickly enough and provide the level of performance required by their growing business.

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Kellogg's 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.

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Ferrara has built a coherent, stable reporting and analytics platform based on SAP BusinessObjects and SAP HANA on AWS.

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By migrating SAP HANA workloads to the AWS Cloud, Ayala Land has seen an increase in performance by as much as 40 percent, and it projects a 24 percent cost savings over the next 5 years compared to running SAP HANA on premises.

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AWS introduced Ávoris to Linke Information Technology (Linke IT), an AWS Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner, to support the SAP migration. Ávoris’s infrastructure consists of large Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances to support SAP applications, including SAP HANA.


SAP Business Suite on AWS

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BP’s Information & Technology Services (IT&S) organization manages many SAP applications used by thousands of employees globally. BP has seen significant savings in annual licensing, support and maintenance costs by running the lubricants SAP ECC system on AWS.

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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 moved its SAP ERP on HANA test and development systems to the cloud.

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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.

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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.

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After shutting down its own data center due to flood risk, innogy Czech needed to make a choice. 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.

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Spain-based firm 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.

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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.

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The expense of managing three SAP landscapes and four separate on-premises data centers was too high for Pacific Inter-Link Group (PIL Group). The company felt its infrastructure was using up funds that could have been used to drive BI and IoT initiatives.

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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.

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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 reduce its operating costs.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Brazilian biotech company GranBio needed an infrastructure that would enable it to go to market quickly. 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.


SAP Hybris on AWS

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Travis Perkins plc is a leading UK 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 increased performance, reduced time to provision infrastructure, and reduced cost compared to their on-premises infrastructure.

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AWS introduced Ávoris to Linke Information Technology (Linke IT), an AWS Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner, to support the SAP migration. Ávoris’s infrastructure consists of large Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances to support SAP applications, including SAP HANA.


SAP BusinessObjects on AWS

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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.

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News UK has been producing newspapers since 1787 including 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 it to initiate projects on the same day they’re approved, rather than waiting for months to provision hardware.

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Ferrara has built a coherent, stable reporting and analytics platform based on SAP BusinessObjects and SAP HANA on Amazon Web Services.


SAP Business One on AWS

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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.

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Whitebox 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.

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

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After succesfully migrating its website and other applications to AWS, Wego decided to also migrate its SAP Business One environment to AWS.

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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.

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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.

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Cloud Comrade provides tools and expertise to enable businesses and government organizations migrate to the cloud. Its consulting services include technical advice and assistance, advice on the cloud’s role in business strategy, and user training.