AIB embarked on a complete transformation of its retail banking platform, with impacts extending from the heart of the bank’s core processes out to hundreds of branches. The new system provides a quantum improvement in speed to market and fundamentally changes the bank’s cost model.
An online travel company reduces the disk storage used for its Oracle E-Business Suite modules by approximately 40 percent, and slashes data management costs when it implements IBM Optim Test Data Management Solution for Oracle E-Business Suite software to improve test data management.
APN’s corporate finance department worked with Finity Solutions to implement IBM Cognos Controller and TM1. Cognos Controller provides a sophisticated, reliable method of consolidating financial data from companies within the group. Cognos TM1 extends the solution by adding budgeting and forecasting capabilities.
Astro-Med needed to upgrade its IT infrastructure to support the additional functionality provided by the planned migration to a newer version of its Oracle ERP software. The company deployed IBM® PureFlex® System, which integrated compute, storage, networking, virtualization and management resources into a single infrastructure.
BAC deployed IBM server and storage solutions – enabling a high degree of virtualization and systems automation, reducing cost and complexity, and helping the company to create flexible, responsive solutions to serve rapidly changing business needs.
Brazilian bank Banrisul migrated business-critical Oracle databases from Intel processor-based servers to Linux virtual servers on IBM zEnterprise 196 servers, using Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines. The migration cut the number of CPUs required, while boosting performance.
To meet the escalating needs of rising customer numbers and remove barriers to growth, IT service provider Bundesrechenzentrum migrated business-critical SAP systems from Oracle servers to the IBM Power Systems platform, reducing the time taken to provision new servers from eight weeks to just four hours.
Cegid worked with IBM Global Business Services to deploy Oracle CRM OnDemand and OnDemand Marketing in the cloud to harmonize sales and marketing practices. The solution promotes growth through better knowledge of clients, cutting the time to create sales forecasts by 50 percent.
Under pressure to reduce costs and improve quality of service to the business, HR worked with IBM to transform its operations. Integrating HR informationand implementing shared services with tiered levels of support, these transformations have resulted in lower costs and more accurate information and flexibility.
To power a web-based core banking system for clients, COCC replaced disk storage with IBM FlashSystem, cutting online transaction times by 90 percent, reducing physical footprint by 75 percent and energy usage by 80 percent, and avoiding an estimated $500,000 of additional software fees.
To win new customers, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia worked with IBM Global Business Services to refresh its core-banking platform – enabling it to bring services to new domestic markets and drive domestic growth.
Acquisition-led organization CRH Europe Distribution began developing a Europe-wide IT solution based on JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software running on virtualized IBM Power 770 servers and IBM Storwize V7000 systems, enabling its constituent companies to focus on their core business.
By consolidating its big data analytics platform from Fujitsu-Siemens and HP servers onto the IBM Flex System, DATANET gained the scalability to serve a growing client base without dropping service levels, enabling the provision of new services 75 percent faster and cutting maintenance costs by 50 percent.
Digital Elektronik wanted to minimize its corporate risk by diversifying its business model. To support more complex business processes, Digital Elektronik implemented a scalable and flexible server and storage solution to run its mission-critical ERP application and saves 30 percent in support and maintenance costs per year.
Dundee City Council embraced a more cost-efficient way to guarantee 24/7 availability for the Oracle Database environment supporting its critical services by consolidating its existing distributed server to a zEnterprise BC12 based Enterprise Linux Server environment, ensuring 100 percent availability.
Europe Airpost worked with IBM Premier Business Partner Diademys to deploy an expert-integrated IBM PureFlex System solution – reducing the overall maintenance workload, improving cost-efficiency and freeing the IT team to focus on developing innovative new business services.
As Latin American and the Caribbean’s leading full-service transaction processing business, EVERTEC ensures top performance and availability for key financial systems by selecting IBM zEC12 as the strategic platform for its Oracle databases.
To keep pace with strong demand for its e-retail platform, eFollet.com, Follett Higher Education Group reinforced the system with solid state drive technology from the predessor to IBM® FlashSystem. The solution eliminates storage bottlenecks, supporting fast access for growing numbers of online shoppers.
To ensure the success of its web-based core banking services, GAD must accurately plan capacity and offer competitive fees by keeping costs low. With IBM® SmartCloud® Virtual Storage Center, the company gained insight into usage and unlocked cost savings, enabling better customer service.
Governments face challenges and priorities that are distinctly different from private-sector organizations. The key function of government is to provide services to citizens, so there is a built-in mandate–not to mention a political need–to devote as much budget money as possible to that effort.
Godfrey Phillips worked with IBM to deploy comprehensive process management and track-and-trace solutions based on Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Fusion software. The solution has enabled the company to gain the traceability it needed to help to open up valuable new export markets.
When GSC decided to transform its business model by offering its claims processing system to other companies via a software-as-a-service model, it needed to ensure its IT infrastructure could support the new workloads. IBM FlashSystem storage was the answer.
ICAR is moving from manual, paper-based processes to a modern, integrated financial and information management platform, built on Oracle E-Business Suite applications with help from IBM Global Business Services.
Informations-Verarbeitungs-Zentrum (IVZ) risked loss of business as it struggled to deliver the performance its broadcasting customers needed. Working with IBM Business Partner PROFI Engineering Systems, IVZ implemented IBM Flex System to increase flexibility and boost application performance while reducing costs.
Interface moves to a dual data center concept based on IBM Power 740 Express servers and IBM Storwize V7000 disk systems to protect against data loss for business-critical applications, including the company’s Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne financial management environment.
ICO launched its “Terminal Operating System” (TOS) project, covering all its European operations, and deployed an Oracle Database on its existing IBM® Power Systems™ servers. The servers support both IBM i and IBM AIX® environments simultaneously, enabling ICO to run existing and new applications concurrently.
KOMBIT A/S, the organization responsible for procuring cost-efficient IT solutions for Danish municipalities, delivers the DUBU solution, built on IBM and Oracle software. DUBU provides a comprehensive secure area for case workers.
IBM Business Partner L3C LLP deployed IBM System z servers to bring the robust reliability, security and affordability of the mainframe to its cloud customers, while also using the platform as a key differentiator for its managed services.
To shrink the operational risk of expansion by acquisition, one leading manufacturer consolidated its diverse processes with a global instance of Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software. The solution delivers a clear view of the profitability of each business unit – facilitating growth.
Leading insurance company deploys IBM Watson Explorer to provide call center agents with quick, fluid access to all customer and product information in a single unified view from one access point. Solution improves productivity, saving millions of dollars annually.
As a requirement to an impending sale of the company, LifeLabs had to quickly implement an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application. To position themselves to compete as a smaller, separate company, LifeLabs now needed to drive efficiency improvements in its supply chain and billing functions.
A major European pay-TV broadcaster deployed 32 IBM XIV Storage Systems (Gen3 models) at four strategic data centers, with a total capacity of around 4 PB. It also installed VMware to enable the configuration of virtual storage pools for thin provisioning.
The Medical Products Agency implemented two IBM Power 720 Express servers in an IBM PowerHA configuration. The solution ensures high availability for the agency’s database of toxic drug interactions – enabling its 24-hour advice desk to give emergency responders the information they need to deliver life-saving treatment.
This case study shows how the Medical University of South Carolina implemented IBM System x3850 X5 and IBM BladeCenter HX5 servers across multiple clinical environments, eliminating a clinical and financial transaction backlog and supporting better patient care while reducing costs.
Memorial Hermann Health System deployed IBM FlashSystem storage, which provides physicians with ultra-fast access to the information they need to make the best treatment decisions. A 96 percent reduction in power consumption also unlocks cost savings for this not-for-profit organization.
Deploying IBM® WebSphere® Cast Iron® Cloud Integration provides a ‘configuration not coding’, template-based approach to enable real-time transactions between Meritage Homes’ JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Salesforce.com applications. An IBM Power® 770 server running IBM i offers a highly available platform for the solution.
The Met Office was using Oracle-based systems, mostly running on distributed Linux servers, to handle the post-processing of data from its weather supercomputer. By consolidating all of these distributed database systems to the IBM zEnterprise 196, Oracle licensing costs have been cut by a factor of approximately 12.
This multinational electronics corporation required a more flexible and cost-efficient platform to run Oracle applications to expand its business. The company selected IBM Power Systems servers with IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM Storwize V7000 to consolidate applications on IBM AIX, reducing patch management workload by 20 percent.
Building on previous success with IBM® Business Analytics software, OMERS chose to deploy IBM Cognos® Business Intelligence for financial reporting and IBM Cognos TM1® for planning and forecasting. IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint is used to capture and manage multiple hierarchies, structures and dimensions.
Pentair worked with IBM Global Business Services to consolidate and harmonize its global HR processes using Oracle PeopleSoft solutions – helping to support growth and increase consistency and efficiency.
Working with IBM and Estuate, priceline.com successfully managed 100 - 200 percent annual data growth in its Oracle E-Business Suite environment, delivering an estimated disk savings of 7.2 TB in three years while giving users seamless access to data in production and archive environments.
When the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of America became an early adopter of Oracle Fusion Applications, and the first organization to host the solution on its own infrastructure, it selected IBM Power Systems technology to deliver top performance and resilience for the new application suite.
Fast-growing Swedish company ProfilGruppen implemented the IBM Flex System offering with IBM Flex System Manager and IBM Storwize V7000, providing a scalable, high-performing platform requiring little administration.
Supported by IBM Global Business Services, RCI Banque España implemented Oracle solutions to help understand individual customer preferences and design meaningful, bespoke digital marketing campaigns to drive retention and reduce the threat of losing business to competitors.
Global logistics company Samskip succeeded in removing the barriers to growth by leveraging an IBM virtualization solution to transform utilization of resources and do more within the same budget, saving costs on Oracle licensing and storage.
Newspaper publisher Sin Chew Media wanted to reduce business risk and improve access to critical data by ensuring the rapid recovery of its critical applications. Working with IBM BP Integrated Global Solutions Bht, the company implemented an asynchronously replicated disaster recovery site based IBM Power Systems™ servers.
Somnopro Group speeds fulfilment of customer orders and puts its manufacturing business on track for major growth when it joins forces with IBM Global Business Services to introduce integrated Oracle ERP solutions.
The company worked with IBM® Global Business Services® to deploy Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management with Performance Management, Goal Management, Talent Review, Compensation Management and Transactional Business Intelligence modules.
Standard Life wanted to be able to identify, reward and retain the best people regardless of location or of technology constraints. IBM is helping make this vision a reality: a new central Oracle-based HCM talent and compensation tool that co-exists with existing operational systems to minimise risk and disruption.
To manage growing quantities of data and provide fast access to vital information, the company extended its existing storage environment – based on IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller – with high-performance IBM FlashSystem™ technology.
Symmons implemented IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10 and integrated it with its JD Edwards ERP system, enabling comprehensive monitoring from the moment a customer’s order arrives through to delivery. This enables production-line staff to adapt manufacturing schedules to meet demand in real time.
Working with CMA Technology Solutions, an IBM Premier Business Partner, Turner Industries deployed two IBM Power® 740 Express servers running the IBM i operating system to support its business-critical Oracle JD Edwards World A9.1 environment.
With IBM Flex System, ULSS 20 Verona can now develop the necessary applications to enable full digitalization of medical records as requested by new, mandatory regulations. The high-performance and availability of IBM Flex System also allow the institution to provide always-on services and treatments to patients.
Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UGMK) engaged IBM Premier Business Partner Trinity to deploy two IBM XIV Storage Systems, providing ample performance and reliability for SAP ERP. With built-in thin provisioning from IBM XIV, UGMK has cut its storage requirements by 50 percent.
Würth Group upgraded to the latest IBM® Power Systems™ servers to run SAP ERP and other applications on IBM AIX®. The reliable and scalable platform is ready for growth, reduces need for maintenance downtime, and improves productivity of IT staff.