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Dubai Refreshment Co switches to SAP HANA

Fujitsu handles migration of ten SAP applications and database to in-memory platform

DRC migrated ten SAP applications and database to the HANA in-memory computing platform.
DRC migrated ten SAP applications and database to the HANA in-memory computing platform.

Dubai Refreshment Company (DRC) has migrated its SAP business applications onto SAP HANA.

The migration, which was carried out by Fujitsu, shifted ten SAP application, as well as legacy database, to the new environment.

The deployment of SAP HANA in-memory computing will allow 350 DRC uses across five location to access live data analytics and business reporting to enhance productivity across a number of functions.

DRC's SAP deployment was based on a vendor's proprietary hardware and operating system, which made operations more complicated. With the new environment implemented by Fujitsu, accurate business dashboards, fed by live data from SAP HANA as the data source, are made available to the management. This frees up time for the IT team to focus on important tasks that add to the organisation's overall productivity.

DRC is also leveraging SAP Fiori to enable sales and delivery drivers to make transactions in real time, rather than coming back to the office to file invoices, giving greater visibility of stock and invoice clearance across the business.

Tarek Elsakka, CEO of Dubai Refreshment Company, said: "To drive the efficiency of our operations and to fully leverage the potential of big data analytics, we were seeking to migrate our IT infrastructure to SAP HANA. We worked with Fujitsu to implement a solution that meets our business goals and boosts employee productivity."

Farid Al-Sabbagh, VP & Managing Director at Fujitsu Middle East, said: "We delivered all the solutions at an extremely competitive price and also provided a number of references specific to the region, demonstrating our expertise in similar deployments. That made it the stand-out choice for this long-term project, which will bring strong operational efficiencies to DRC and enable them to focus on their strategic growth vision to be the region's leading food and beverage provider."