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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.

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Banking and Insurance

Achmea

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.

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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.

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SwissRe

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.

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Swiss Life
Allianz
Bolsa de Santiago

Consumer Goods

Campari Group

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.

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Carlsberg

Carlsberg moved over 1,000 servers and 1,600 terabytes of data to Azure, driving product innovation and an improved customer experience.

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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.

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Unilever
Coca-Cola
MARS
E&J Gallo Winery
Samsung
Mondelez International
Puma
Nature's Way
Tate & Lyle
Zespri Kiwifruit
British American Tobacco
Golf Digest

Energy

Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto moved its SAP estate to Microsoft Azure, digitally empowering its 55,000 employees and allowing them to make better decisions, vacate four datacenters and reduce operating costs by 30%.

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Precision Drilling

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.

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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.

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BP
Chevron
Guyana Goldfields
Sanko
Maire Tecnimont
Chesapeake
Eae
Oryx Gas-to-Liquids
Grisard
AGL
MMG
Kyushu Electric Power

Health and Pharmaceuticals

Zuellig Pharma

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.

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Astellas

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.

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Darnitsa

Driven to Azure by its flexibility, reliability and cost efficiency, Darnitsa implemented a full-scale migration of SAP to Azure and realized a 60% reduction in infrastructure costs, shaved 50% off the total cost of ownership and boosted productivity.

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LTL Pharma
Douglas
Alvogen

Manufacturing

Coats

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.

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Kennametal

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.

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Flowserve

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.

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TomTom
Cemex
GEA
Mosaic
Spartec
MP Birla Group
RAK Ceramics
Mitsubishi Electric Engineering
Sanko
Traxall
Grundfos
Oiles

Retailers

Loblaw

To better serve their 38 million Canadian customers, Loblaw Companies Ltd migrated its HANA environment to Azure, providing more stability, resilience and control.

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Walgreens

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.

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Oh’Green

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 and flexibility, and reporting.

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Costco Wholesale
L'Oréal
Golf Digest
Adveo
Penti
Co-op
Podravka
Flynn Restaurant Group
Carhartt
Caltex
ELKJOP

Travel and Automotive

Daimler AG

Daimler AG reduced operational costs by 50 percent and increased agility by spinning up resources on-demand in 30 minutes with SAP S/4HANA and Azure, empowering 400,000 global suppliers.

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Schmitz Cargobull

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.

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Toyota

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.

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Avianca
Malaysia Airlines
DANA

Utilities

Thames

Moving to SAP S/4HANA on Azure allowed Thames Water to capitalize on the benefits of automation like flexibility and agility, an increased speed of change, enhanced customer service and a self-service culture.

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PWN

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.

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Uniper

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 Uniper is prepared for the future in the energy industry and all the difficult times ahead.

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Centrica
E.ON
Iberdrola
CLP
Eneco
REV

Other Industries

Accenture
Asahi Kasei
Avid
Cast Group
Eureka Forbes
Farglory
Frigoglass
GDM
Hemas
Mitsui & Co. LTD.
TMIL
Tullow

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