Lonza Group solves information and regulatory challenges with SAP and IBM

Published on 13-Jan-2014

IBM DB2 offers a range of automation capabilities and very close integration with SAP software, especially the SAP NetWeaver DBA Cockpit, and the migration reduced license costs and simplified database administration substantially.

Fredy Zenklusen, SAP Basis Manager, Lonza Group

Lonza Group

Healthcare, Life Sciences

Deployment country



Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Lonza Group is a leading supplier to the pharmaceuticals, healthcare and life science industries. Lonza operates 45 major sites around the world, employs 11,800 people, and in 2012 achieved sales of CHF 3.925 billion.

Business need
Global life sciences company Lonza constantly seeks to increase its business efficiency, looking for ways to reduce costs while increasing service capacity. Lonza must also comply with regulatory obligations, reporting both externally and internally.

Lonza highlighted database costs for its SAP® applications as a critical issue, and chose to migrate from Oracle software to IBM® DB2® for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, assisted by IBM Global Technology Services®.

Gained application performance improvements of 10 percent, reduced software license costs by more than 65 percent; cut disk space requirements by 50 percent, lessened database administration workload.


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

DB2 for Linux UNIX and Windows

GTS Integrated Technology Services, IBM-SAP Alliance

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