SAP on Azure customers
Discover how organisations worldwide use Microsoft Azure to run mission-critical SAP applications in a secure, highly available cloud environment.
See success in action through real customer experiences
Learn how customers across different industries have seen improved agility, increased performance and reduced operational costs by running their SAP applications on Azure.Take a look at the full list of SAP on Azure customer case studies
Banking & Insurance
Achmea migrated three of its workloads to Linux instances on SAP HANA-certified Virtual Machines on Azure, creating a powerful, scalable infrastructure with reliable performance and lower operational costs.
Direct Insurance (IDI)
IDI adopted Azure Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) for SAP, allowing them to stay compliant, reduce costs and booster productivity while letting employees focus on what they do best: providing insurance.
During an IT modernisation initiative, Swiss Re minimised operating costs, implemented automation and deployed a one-click disaster recovery solution by moving its SAP S/4 HANA environment to Azure.
Campari leveraged the capabilities of SAP on Azure to centralise their data by bringing both sales and consumer data into one platform, resulting in a 360-degree customer view.
Carlsberg moved over 1,000 servers and 1,600 terabytes of data to Azure, driving product innovation and an improved customer experience.
Dairy Farmers of America
Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) strives to create markets for its farmers and provide value-added operations, so farmers can focus on efficiently running their operations. SAP to Azure reduced IT costs by 30%, increased scalability and data availability, and gained efficiencies.
Rio Tinto moved its SAP estate to Microsoft Azure, digitally empowering its 55,000 employees and allowing them to make better decisions, vacate four data centres and reduce operating costs by 30%.
A quest for a cost-effective, scalable system to drive value: SAP S/4HANA on Azure brought agility, efficiency and an expected infrastructure cost reduction of 10-20%. Employees are now freed up to focus on delivering high-performance, high-value services to their customers.
Shell Lubricating Oil Company
Hampered by its on-premises IT structure and unexpected down time, JOSLOC needed to find a reliable, modernised approach to infrastructure. SAP on Azure reduced hardware by USD1M, operational costs by 18% and increased the overall system reliability.
Health and pharmaceuticals
Last year’s migration of SAP to Azure allowed Zuellig Pharma to transform to a remote environment and create design tools for virtual consultations, scheduling appointments, delivering prescriptions and even locating the nearest pharmacy.
Astellas overcame application update and process approval delays by connecting existing ERP systems with SAP S/4HANA on Azure, providing a global platform, increased reliability and operational standardization.
Driven to Azure by its flexibility, reliability and cost efficiency, Darnitsa implemented a full-scale migration of SAP to Azure and realised a 60% reduction in infrastructure costs, shaved 50% off the total cost of ownership and boosted productivity.
Coats uses Azure to manage its supply chain and streamline processes. In response to the pandemic, Coats, running SAP HANA on Azure, used its agile system to respond quickly to factory closures, redirect resources and work with suppliers to produce essential PPE equipment.
By hosting SAP on Azure, Kennametal gained the ability to scale up and down in minutes, deploy applications fast and allow global teams to develop new solutions using a consistent set of tools and services and a common portal.
Choosing S/4HANA on Azure allowed Flowserve to consolidate their processes and data into one place, providing improved visibility and collaboration across subsidiaries, merged processes and a standardised infrastructure.
To better serve their 38 million Canadian customers, Loblaw Companies Ltd migrated its HANA environment to Azure, providing more stability, resilience and control.
Walgreens Boots Alliance migrated 100 terabytes to Azure with the help of the Embrace programme, the biggest SAP S/4HANA scale-out deployment to Azure to date. Moving to Azure removed capacity issues, paving the way for a growth of 7,400 stores.
Oh’Green’s migration to SAP S/4HANA on Azure allowed them to centralise the data from three legacy systems and provide room for an ambiguous amount of growth through better scalability, flexibility and reporting.
Travel and automotive
Daimler AG reduced operational costs by 50 per cent and increased agility by spinning up resources on demand in 30 minutes with SAP S/4HANA and Azure, empowering 400,000 global suppliers.
Schmitz Cargobull’s expectations were exceeded after migrating to Azure with a 20% reduction in operating costs. They can now respond quickly to changing environments and focus on their core business, their processes.
Toyota’s migration of 107 SAP systems to Azure brought a 40% reduction in infrastructure costs for the migrated systems, detailed cost insights for better containment and greater agility to quickly respond to business needs.
Moving to SAP S/4HANA on Azure allowed Thames Water to capitalise on the benefits of automation such as flexibility and agility, an increased speed of change, enhanced customer service and a self-service culture.
By migrating its SAP estate to Azure, PWN combined usage data from IoT sensors with customer data for personalised customer communication to drive optimal water use and better predict climate change.
The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the importance of critical infrastructure companies on the entire country. Migrating Uniper’s business-critical SAP systems to Azure ensure that Uniper is prepared for the future in the energy industry and all the difficult times ahead.
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