7-Eleven finds SAP applications and IBM i provide the greatest convenience
“Running SAP ERP 6.0 and SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0 requires a high-performance infrastructure, and our business model requires continuous availability. We knew that IBM i and Power Systems could provide the right architecture to support our strategic objectives.” Dennis Lewis Chief Information Officer 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd
“Features like dynamic logical partitioning and integration with Windows-based systems mean that IBM i and Power Systems can provide near-100 per cent availability for our SAP and non-SAP applications, while ensuring high utilization of resources and a very attractive TCO.” Dennis Lewis Chief Information Officer 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd
7-Eleven finds SAP applications and IBM i provide the greatest convenience About this paper This paper describes an implementation of the SAP® Business Suite on IBM® i logical partitions running on IBM Power Systems™ servers at 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd, Australia. It describes the historical background, the current hardware and software landscape, and future project plans.
Customer Objectives lConvert 7-Eleven supply chain from a direct to store model to centralised replenishment and distribution lImprove the timeliness and transparency of financial reporting lImplement an efficient, integrated, enterprise-wide reporting system lLeverage years of expertise and efficient operation with IBM i lRun the proposed reporting system and existing SAP retail applications on a scalable, easily managed platform lContinue the close integration between IBM i and Microsoft Windows servers that has provided a very ® ®
Customer Benefits lAchieved quick ROI on the investment in both hardware and software lUpgraded from SAP R/3® 4.6C to SAP ERP 6.0 and NetWeaver 7.0 lUpgraded to IBM i and IBM Power Systems technology lIncreased revenue and profits through better stock management lReduced...