Faurecia enables always-on business operations with SAP and IBM

Published on 12-Jun-2014

Our main reason for choosing IBM Global Business Services was their ability to understand all the layers of the SAP solution stack, from the networking and hardware, through the database, right up to the SAP software.

Eric Godard, Head of Applications, Faurecia

Customer
Faurecia

Industry
Automotive, Electronics, Industrial Products

Deployment country
France

Partner
SAP

Overview

Automotive components manufacturer Faurecia supplies leading global vehicle makers with emissions control technologies, seating, and interior and exterior systems. With global operations employing 94,000 people, this hugely successful company generated group sales of more than EUR18 billion in 2013.

Business need
Faurecia’s automotive industry customers work on a just-in-time basis and demand faultless order fulfillment. Failure to meet agreed service levels can result in severe financial penalties and reputational damage.

Solution
To support always-on operations as its business grows, Faurecia switched from a single to a multi-instance SAP landscape, selecting IBM Global Business Services to expertly manage this complex and unusual transition.

Benefits
Moving to regional SAP instances reduces business risk and minimizes downtime, providing longer maintenance windows and reducing user numbers. Multi-site architecture offers a solid base for future growth.

Components

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

Software
AIX, DB2 for Linux UNIX and Windows, DB2 for Linux UNIX and Windows for SAP Applications

Hardware
Power Systems, Power Systems running AIX Enterprise Edition

Services
GBS ISV Community: SAP, IBM-SAP Alliance, IBM Global Business Services, IBM Global Services, GBS Operations and Supply Chain

Solution
DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows family, Auto: Manufacturing Productivity, Business Continuity, Business Resiliency, Enabling Business Flexibility, Enterprise Resource Planning, High Availability, Virtualization, Information Management Foundation

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