Würth Group

Enhances efficiency and generates new retail insights with SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems

Published on 9-Aug-2017

With SAP HANA and IBM Power Systems we have the right technology to better serve our worldwide customers.

Harald Holl, Head of Infrastructure, Würth Group

Customer
Würth Group

Industry
Retail

Deployment country
Germany

Partner
SAP
SVA System Vertrieb Alexander

Overview

Würth Group, headquartered in Künzelsau in Germany, is a world market leader in assembly and fastening materials. The group operates more than 400 subsidiaries in over 80 countries, and employs more than 71,000 people, managing about 125,000 products. Würth Group achieved total sales of EUR11.8 billion in the 2016 financial year.

Business need
Retailers operate in a dynamic industry, combining high volumes, low margins and intense competition. How could Würth Group streamline operations to trim costs, boost profits and win the retail race?

Solution
Würth Group consolidated its mission-critical SAP® applications and databases on IBM® Power Systems™, delivering simplified operations and dramatically accelerated insight into business data.

Benefits
IBM Power® servers cut operational costs with reduced rack space and power consumption, and 43 percent less time needed for updates and maintenance – helping Würth Group out-compete rival retailers.

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software
AIX, PowerVM

Hardware
Power E870, Power E880, Power Systems, Power Systems running Linux – SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

Services
IBM-SAP Alliance

Solution
Retail: Smarter Operations, Application Infrastructure, Automation, Business Continuity, Business Resiliency, Customer Relationship Management, Enabling Business Flexibility, Energy Efficiency, Enterprise Resource Planning, High Availability, Mobile, Server Consolidation, Virtualization, Virtualization - Server

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