Successful case studies

Omni Remotes: Channel-hopping to success by switching to SAP HANA solutions on SoftLayer

Omni Remotes kept IT agile, costs low, and created new business processes based on robust SAP® Business Suite applications and the SAP HANA® database running on the SoftLayer® cloud, supported by managed services from IBM.

PeroxyChem: Minimizing the cost and risk of divestment with SAP solutions in the SoftLayer cloud

PeroxyChem chose IBM to migrate and manage its key SAP and non-SAP applications in the SoftLayer cloud — minimizing capital investment and business disruption, and going live in four and a half months.

ESC Consulting: Providing greater capability at lower costs

ESC Consulting switched its clients’ core SAP and related applications to the cloud, using a combination of Softlayer® and IBM® Bluemix® services.

IBM understood our business and were able to offer us the scale and agility that we need to grow with our customers, through their end-to-end solutions.

Alain Perrot
Chief Executive Officer, Omni Remotes

Solution overview

IBM Cloud for SAP Applications helps you reduce the complexity associated with SAP software proliferation and avoid high up-front capital expenses. Our flexible pricing options help consolidate virtually all operating system and system management licenses and services into a single monthly billing charge.

IBM Cloud for SAP Applications Start-up Bundles is a new way for enterprises to get quick access to pre-built SAP Application environments enabling them to quickly and easily execute demonstrations and proof of concepts. As this is an IBM Cloud managed service, there are no additional cloud skills needed and it can be easily transitioned to Non Production or Production state when ready under the same cloud.

The service comes in three bundles:

  • Simple Finance on HANA
  • Business Warehouse (BW) on HANA
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) on HANA

How it works

IBM helps manage and monitor your operating systems, databases and SAP applications on both physical and virtual servers using cutting-edge cloud infrastructure technology and a worldwide team of experienced professionals. IBM Cloud for SAP Applications runs on data centers located around the world with high-speed networks. We offer service level agreements to facilitate the specified resiliency and service delivery levels that you require for core business applications like SAP.

Competitive advantage

IBM helps you set up and run scalable SAP software landscapes on the cloud, potentially delivering cost savings of 20 to 25 percent over five years versus traditional self-management and operation of SAP software.1

Educational resources


Best practices for implementing SAP S/4HANA in the cloud

Gain insight on how to migrate on-premise SAP applications to a cloud-based SAP S/4HANA deployment – while reducing costs and operational expenses.


Moving enterprise applications to the cloud

ERP and CRM application systems are essential to business — but also complex. Gain recent insights from research firm Pierre Audoin Consultants on the transition of these applications to the cloud.

Press release

IBM opens first cloud data center in South Africa

IBM announced that it is opening a new IBM Cloud Data Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new cloud center is the result of a close collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom.

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