PT ABM Investama Tbk Provides Agile Response to Volatile Markets with SAP S/4HANA on AWS
Optimizing the Mining Value Chain with Faster Time to Analytics
The mining value chain is complex, with numerous interconnected yet critical steps required to move resources from mines to end customers. Companies that optimize mining operations with real-time data can unlock greater potential and gain a competitive advantage.
Operating within Indonesia, PT ABM Investama Tbk (ABM Investama) is an integrated energy holding company that manages the entire mining value chain with its network of subsidiaries. ABM Investama is part of PT Tiara Marga Trakindo (TMT), a diverse organization committed to continuous development and the highest level of business performance. TMT is undergoing a digital transformation to move away from manual processes and on-premises IT, encouraging its companies to migrate to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.
As part of the modernization, ABM Investama engaged IBM, an AWS Partner, to upgrade its software from SAP ECC 6.0 on premises to SAP S/4HANA on AWS. ABM Investama has been using SAP for reporting and operations management since 2011. The business wanted to remove on-premises infrastructure bottlenecks and speed up data analyses and data-driven decisions in the face of volatile energy markets.
“We chose to migrate SAP to AWS because it has the best cost-to-value proposition, built-in data and analytics capabilities, and proven reliability,” says Ahmad Salman Rida, head of digital & analytics at PT ABM Investama Tbk. “We were confident that IBM had the resources, experience, and methodologies to accelerate our move to the cloud.”
“We chose to migrate SAP to AWS because it has the best cost-to-value proposition, built-in data and analytics capabilities, and proven reliability.”
Ahmad Salman Rida
Head of Digital & Analytics, PT ABM Investama Tbk
Reducing Data Storage Requirements in a 6-Month Migration
Digitizing Reporting to Improve Accuracy and Drive Quick Insights
Achieving Higher Availability with Lower RTO
Visualizing Data via Mobile Dashboards on the Cloud
Lowering Costs with Scalable Compute and Storage Capacity
Building an Enterprise Data Platform for Real-Time Monitoring
With the SAP modernization complete, ABM Investama is turning its attention to building an enterprise data platform that would allow management to monitor key performance indicators in real time. It has set up a data lake using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) that it populates using AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS). The analytics pipeline relies on Amazon Athena and AWS Glue for serverless queries and data integration.
ABM Investama is also considering Internet of Things (IoT) technology to directly connect data from its mining sites to its enterprise data platform and SAP. The business has big expectations for the enterprise data platform project to give it a competitive edge and transition its employees to a more analytical role.
Ahmad concludes, “The ability to leverage our data will become increasingly important to maintain strong profitability in the years to come. By working with IBM Services and AWS, we have gained the analytics capabilities we need to remain agile and competitive in a volatile marketplace.”
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About PT ABM Investama Tbk
- Reduces reporting time by at least 80%
- Lowers storage requirements from 2 TB to 300 GB
- Accelerates purchase order approvals with mobile Fiori apps
- Reduces the time required for month-end closing from 10 days to 6
- Achieves 99.999% uptime
- Lowers RTO from 12 hours to 1–3 hours
- Cuts SAP operating costs by at least 15%
- Builds analytics platform to provide real-time data monitoring
AWS Services Used
SAP S/4HANA on AWS
SAP customers can fully realize all the benefits of SAP S/4HANA in the AWS Cloud for systems of all sizes.
Amazon Simple Storage Service
Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is an object storage service offering industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance.
AWS Database Migration Service
AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) helps you migrate databases to AWS quickly and securely.
Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to manage, and you pay only for the queries that you run.
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