Ally Logistic Property Gains Timely, Accurate Data to Support Expansion with SAP S/4 HANA on AWS
Ally Logistic Property (ALP) implemented SAP S/4HANA on AWS to streamline data processing and reduce the time and manual effort required for financial reporting. ALP is an institutional logistics property developer, operating six multi-warehouse logistics parks in Taiwan. The business is using Amazon EC2 for compute, Amazon EBS for storage, and Amazon VPC to support its SAP implementation.
With the implementation of SAP on AWS, we’ve improved the accuracy, transparency, and timeliness of financial data."
VP of Administration, Ally Logistic Property
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International expansion was on ALP’s agenda from the start and is the main reason they chose AWS. “AWS is an international company with a strong reputation in Taiwan and beyond. This makes us more credible with our target clients in new geographies,” says Nancy Cheng, marketing and public relations manager at ALP. The company has recently set up branch offices in Malaysia and Vietnam to bring its vision to more countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Seeking Updated Data to Support Decision-Making
Timeliness of data was one of the main issues ALP was looking to address with SAP. The financial department was previously restricted in its ability to instantly provide updated data for management’s review. Accounts receivable (A/R), profit and loss, and similar reports were compiled manually, which caused a delay in reporting and often led to errors.
Customized Implementation with Automated Maintenance
By running SAP on AWS versus on premises, ALP estimates it’s saved hiring at least one employee dedicated to system and hardware maintenance. SAP upgrades and patches are rolled out automatically on the AWS Cloud, and the AWS services supporting SAP are likewise maintained by AWS teams.
Reduced Manual Effort with Streamlined Data Processing
Each of the SAP modules have contributed to streamlined data processing and a reduction in manual effort. SAP RE, for example, serves as a central repository for all leasing contracts with ALP’s warehouse tenants, and shares data with SAP FICO to track each client transaction.
“With the implementation of SAP on AWS, we’ve improved the accuracy, transparency, and timeliness of financial data. We can now devote more resources to serving our clients and performing business analysis rather than data collection,” Shiau says.
Solid Foundation for Financial Reporting and Expansion
With SAP, ALP’s finance department can download A/R reports directly and forward them to the business development team to follow up with clients who are late in making scheduled payments. Shiau emphasizes, “We now have a solid foundation for financial reporting. This empowers our finance team to provide on-demand insights that support data-driven decision-making.”
Lower time-to-analysis will be critical as ALP plans further expansion in the region. The time-to-market from the start of warehouse planning until the first tenant moves in is typically 2–3 years. Insights into market demand during the planning and initial phases of new projects is essential to satisfy projected demand without waste.
“As we’re expanding, we need data at an early stage to formulate our business strategy, because the financial outlays can be extensive. Buying land, preparing for construction, hiring teams to manage the warehouse…all of these activities plus our diverse customer service offerings necessitate near real-time data and flexible data retrieval. We’ve achieved this with SAP on AWS,” concludes Cheng.
About Ally Logistic Property
Ally Logistic Property (ALP) is Taiwan’s largest institutional logistics property developer, with six modern logistics parks in Taiwan and an expanding presence in Southeast Asia. ALP’s mission is to make the logistics industry simpler, smarter, and more sustainable.
Benefits of AWS
- Shortens time to generate key financial reports
- Reduces manual effort for data collection and processing
- Improves accuracy and timeliness of data for management review
- Saves hiring 1 person to maintain systems and hardware
- Reduces complexity with consolidated storage and reporting
- Supports expansion with internationally recognized cloud foundation
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