Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL), which has major manufacturing and distribution operations in Australia, the Americas, Europe, and Asia, is a global leader in the production of industrial explosives and fertilisers for the mining and agricultural industries.
Because the company wanted to upgrade its large SAP environment to gain better performance and standardize systems, it migrated to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 software. As a result, IPL employees can access data faster and make better decisions, and the company
has reduced some batch processing jobs from 24 hours to 2. Also, the firm has a better disaster-recovery solution in place and can restore its systems faster than before.