To provide the best information technology expertise possible, Sulzer has to make sure they’re always ahead of the curve. With specialization in combining different technologies to create the optimal IT infrastructure for their clients, it’s important that Sulzer tests the best strategies themselves. As advocates of SAP BusinessObjects, Sulzer saw the need to move forward with a hybrid strategy of SAP BusinessObjects with SAP Analytics Cloud to better service their customers. However, they knew it was integral that customers could still access data in close to real- time in the cloud, but still keep their data safe and secure in on-premise storage. Luckily, SAP BusinessObjects Live Data Connect (LDC) made this possible.
Sulzer Embraces Hybrid Strategy with SAP Analytics Cloud
Preparing their customers for the future
Sulzer GmbH has been operating as an IT company since 1978 and has since developed into an independent, international, full-service IT provider, with a focus on the mobility industry. Sulzer is a long-standing software partner of leading German companies. In particular, they are characterized by a high level of expertise in the automotive sector.
Sulzer offers full IT services including consulting, conception, realization, integration and comprehensive services such as operational support and maintenance. The company distinguishes itself through profound experience on all classic platforms, from mainframe, Unix, and Windows, to multi-tier client and server configurations: Intra-, Extra- and Internet.
Since 2001 Sulzer has been offering SAP services in their portfolio. They pride themselves on maintaining long-term, trusting partnerships with customers and suppliers. Together with their customers, Sulzer has often explored new territory, mastered technological upheavals and met challenges with innovative solutions.
Addressing the Challenge
Sulzer and its customer’s data landscape consisted of on-premise data solutions like SAP BusinessObjects and SAP Business Warehouse (BW). These worked well for clients, but they also come with a large monetary investment as well as a lack of flexibility. Customers were very interested in moving to the cloud but were also concerned about keeping their existing on-premise investments. Additionally, it was key that customers could also keep their on-premise security intact, to retain peace of mind that their data was safe behind pre-configured firewalls.
Extending from SAP BusinessObjects to SAP Analytics Cloud meets our customers goals of keeping on-premise investments, but still accessing cutting edge technology in the cloud.Dirk Fischer, Business Intelligence Manager Team Lead, Sulzer GmbH