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Kordia Group Limited   2 reviews
Telecommunications Company Gains Performance and Flexibility in the Cloud
2 page Case Study posted: 05/20/2014

Kordia is a leading provider of telecommunications solutions and services in Australia and New Zealand. Because the company needed to quickly upgrade several of its mission-critical SAP systems, it piloted the use of Windows Azure to migrate those systems to the cloud. Azure gives Kordia flexibility, scalability, and cost savings. The solution also gives the company impressive performance for its SAP systems and will help speed time-to-market for its solutions.

  • Publication Date:
  • 05/20/2014
  • Partner(s):
  • Syd Consulting
  • Industries:
  • Communications and Network Service Providers
  • Business Need:
  • Cost Containment
  • Mission Critical
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Country/Region:
  • New Zealand
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Azure Platform
  • IT Issue:
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Cloud Services
  • Integration with SAP
  • Data Migrations
Fair Work Ombudsman   0 reviews
Australian Government Body Increases Compliance through LOB Connection
2 page Case Study posted: 02/04/2014

The Fair Work Ombudsman of the Australian government was struggling with the demands of Project Management process and compliance activities due to working with several siloed Line-of-Business (LOB) systems. Taking advantage of existing investments in SharePoint and SAP, Artis Group implemented a suite of integrated functions which both mirror the work practices of Fair Work Ombudsman, and embodies their Project Management Methodologies.

  • Publication Date:
  • 02/04/2014
  • Partner(s):
  • Artis Group
  • Industries:
  • Public Administration
  • Business Need:
  • Sharepoint Business Critical
  • Country/Region:
  • Australia
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • IT Issue:
  • Integration with SAP
Quanta Computer   4 reviews
Quanta Computer Boosts Performance of Its SAP ERP System with In-Memory Technology
4-page Case Study posted: 01/08/2014

As a global leader in high-tech devices, Quanta Computer generates more than half a terabyte of new data each month. To help manage growth and maintain high availability and fast performance, Quanta upgraded its SAP infrastructure, which has more than 25 terabytes of data, to the Microsoft platform, Fusion-io products, and Intel-based hardware. The 64-bit solution uses built-in features including AlwaysOn and data compression in Microsoft SQL Server 2012. With its new solution, Quanta can compress data by up to 90 percent, eliminated storage area network infrastructure, cut costs, and boosted performance. It can now deliver response times of less than 400 milliseconds and has gained high availability and security. In addition, the successful use of SQL Server 2012 at Quanta and other companies has also prompted SAP to enable SQL Server compression in its default software settings.

  • Publication Date:
  • 01/08/2014
  • Industries:
  • High Tech & Electronics
  • Business Need:
  • Business Productivity
  • Mission Critical
  • Country/Region:
  • Taiwan
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Services Premier Support
  • IT Issue:
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Integration with SAP
Microsoft Corporation   2 reviews
Microsoft Avoids Millions of Dollars in Revenue Loss and Penalties with 99.95 Percent SAP Uptime
2 page Case Study posted: 12/12/2013

To facilitate continuous operations, Microsoft needs its SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to be available every day, around the clock. By using built-in features in Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012, the company maintains 99.95 percent uptime, avoids spending millions of dollars, reduces risk, cuts disk space by three times, and boosts productivity.

  • Publication Date:
  • 12/12/2013
  • Industries:
  • IT Services
  • Business Need:
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2012
  • IT Issue:
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Integration with SAP
Home Center Public Company (HomePro)   2 reviews
Thai Retailer Improves Performance and Availability of Mission-Critical ERP System
2 page Case Study posted: 09/12/2013

Home Product Center Public Company (HomePro), a leading home improvement retailer in Thailand, needed to enhance its mission-critical SAP IS-RETAIL solution to support business expansion. HomePro decided to replace its IBM AIX and Oracle platform with a solution based on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. As a result, it has improved performance and scalability, while cutting costs. Now, HomePro can ease expansion, be more competitive, and ensure the continuous availability of its SAP system.

  • Publication Date:
  • 09/12/2013
  • Industries:
  • Consumer Goods
  • Business Need:
  • Enterprise Project Management
  • Mission Critical
  • Country/Region:
  • Thailand
  • Software and Services:
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Microsoft Services Premier Support
  • IT Issue:
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Integration with SAP
Incitec Pivot Limited   2 reviews
Manufacturer Speeds SAP Performance and Helps Employees Make Better Decisions
2 page Case Study posted: 08/07/2013

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.

  • Publication Date:
  • 08/07/2013
  • Partner(s):
  • BNW Consulting
  • Industries:
  • Life Sciences, Chemicals; Oil & Gas, Mining
  • Business Need:
  • Business Productivity
  • Mission Critical
  • Country/Region:
  • Australia
  • Software and Services:
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • IT Issue:
  • Integration with SAP
  • High Availability
  • Data Migrations
Saudi Electricity Company   2 reviews
Utility Company Increases Query Times by 75 Percent, Can Respond Faster to Customers
2 page Case Study posted: 07/08/2013

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) provides more than 90 percent of the electricity generation, transmission, and distribution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Because it needed to increase the performance of its SAP systems and keep up with growth, the company deployed an IT infrastructure based on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise software. SEC has increased query response times by 75 percent and has improved customer response times. The solution also increases IT efficiency and can meet the firm’s growth needs.

  • Publication Date:
  • 07/08/2013
  • Industries:
  • Power & Utilities
  • Business Need:
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting
  • Business Productivity
  • Business Critical
  • Country/Region:
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Software and Services:
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Services
  • IT Issue:
  • Integration with SAP
Ballance Agri-Nutrients   2 reviews
Manufacturer Boosts Database Performance, Cuts Storage Costs, and Supports Growth
2 page Case Study posted: 05/15/2013

Ballance Agri-Nutrients is the leading fertilizer manufacturer in New Zealand. The company wanted to improve the performance of its critical SAP applications to better serve customers. To do that, Ballance migrated its database to Microsoft SQL Server 2012, greatly improving application performance. Employees are more productive, and the company has cut storage costs by 60 percent. Also, Ballance can better handle business growth.

  • Publication Date:
  • 05/15/2013
  • Partner(s):
  • SQL Services Ltd.
  • Industries:
  • Life Sciences, Chemicals; Oil & Gas, Mining
  • Business Need:
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting
  • Business Productivity
  • Cost Containment
  • Country/Region:
  • New Zealand
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
  • IT Issue:
  • Supply Chain Planning and Execution
  • Integration with SAP
SATS   3 reviews
Firm Adopts a Modern, Flexible IT Platform and Cuts Costs by Approximately 20 Percent
2 page Case Study posted: 05/15/2013

Singapore firm SATS, a leading provider of gateway services and food solutions, wanted to move its mission-critical SAP ERP environment to a more cost-effective and easily scalable environment. The company implemented a solution based on a Microsoft platform that includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. As a result, the company cut operating costs by approximately 20 percent while increasing scalability about 30 percent. SATS can now expand its enterprise resource planning (ERP) capabilities more easily and affordably, provide remote real-time access to line-of-business software and cloud-based office programs, and streamline its IT environment and business processes.

  • Publication Date:
  • 05/15/2013
  • Industries:
  • Transportation
  • Business Need:
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting
  • Cost Containment
  • Mobility
  • Mission Critical
  • Country/Region:
  • Singapore
  • Software and Services:
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • IT Issue:
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Integration with SAP
Lockheed Martin   3 reviews
Lockheed Martin Cuts Database Size by 74 Percent While Boosting Performance
4-page Case Study posted: 05/15/2013

The Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) business area of Lockheed Martin creates specialized products that range from missile defense systems and precision engagement weapons to heat rejection panels that protect those living aboard the International Space Station. MFC has long used SAP software for its enterprise resource planning processes. Since migrating its SAP infrastructure from a UNIX/Oracle solution to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, the company reports enhanced performance and reliability as well as lower total cost of ownership, including a significant savings in software and maintenance costs. The company’s internal testing has found that the new data compression features reduce database size by total 74 percent while enhancing performance of some runs by more than 80 percent.

  • Publication Date:
  • 05/15/2013
  • Industries:
  • Automotive, Industrial Equipment & Aerospace
  • Business Need:
  • Cost Containment
  • Mission Critical
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • IT Issue:
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Integration with SAP
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