Visy is a leading packaging and recycling company with more than 120 locations across Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand. The company, which has a workforce of more than 5,500, also has trading offices across Asia, Europe, and North America. Headquartered in Melbourne, Visy launched in 1948 as a manufacturer of corrugated cardboard boxes.
Today, the business manufactures a wide variety of packaging products. It also recycles more than a million tons of paper and cardboard as well as hundreds of thousands tons of glass and plastic.
Working together with the in-house Technology team at Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API) the SAP Cloud experts from BNW Consulting successfully migrated the customer’s entire SAP landscape to AWS in 6 months from the initial planning activities to the big bang Go-live in September 2017. API’s SAP solution is comprised of ECC, SCM, BW, Solution Manager and GRC. Making full use of available AWS tools such as Cloudformation for rapid AMI builds as well as Lambda for automatic SAP start-up/shut-down BNW and the API team managed to cutover to AWS in under 36 hours including the migration of the 13 TB source ECC system.
The Company implemented SAP R/3 in 1996 and deployed on HPUX and Oracle, a popular platform for running SAP applications at the time. Over time additional applications such as SAP Business Warehouse, Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Portal, GRC, PI, MDM and SRM were deployed. The UNIX based platform had reached end of life and the Company conducted a due diligence assessment of the available operating systems, databases and hardware platforms for running SAP and selected Azure, Windows 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2016.
The Australian subsidiary of a Global Advisory and Accounting Practice needed to migrate their SAP landscape from HP-UX /Oracle running on Superdome UNIX servers to Windows and SQL Server running on Azure and Hyper-V.
Zespri is one of the world’s leading horticultural companies and the recognised category leader in kiwifruit with operations in Australia, NZ, Asia, America and EMEA and $1.5 billion in exports per year.
Zespri urgently needed to implement an adequate disaster recovery solution for their mission-critical SAP systems and reduce cost at the same time.
An Australia Stock Exchange listed, billion-dollar company, PACT owns packaging manufacturing operations across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. Their plastic resin and steel packaging products service customers in many sectors including:
PACT needed a way to implement consumption-based IT services capable of scaling quickly to meet new demands without incurring large one-off capital investments. PACT also wanted to move away from their large, physical, and unsupported Oracle/Solaris/SPARC/SAP infrastructure to a fully virtualised platform, and complete the migration without any obstruction to day-to-day operations.
With a market cap close to $5 billion, Incitec Pivot Ltd is another Australian Stock Exchange listed company that manufactures, markets, and distributes a range of industrial chemicals products, including heavily used fertilisers and explosives.
BNW Consulting walked Incitec Pivot through a smooth SAP Migration from AIX/Oracle to Windows/SQL/Private Cloud, highlighted by zero hiccups on the go-live day.
Best of all, the entire project was delivered in less than 12 weeks.
A leading Saudi Arabian utility company with almost $110 billion in assets, the Saudi Electrical Company needed BNW Consulting to perform a significant restructuring—the consolidation all their SAP systems into a much smaller footprint, and a complete technology overhaul.
But that was only the beginning.
Saudi brought us back to lead their systems integrator initiative, which involved upgrading their entire SAP landscape from 7.0 to the latest NetWeaver version (7.4)