Indorama Ventures drives growth and boosts operational efficiency with SUSE

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“Creating a single, shared ERP solution gives us the opportunity to reduce licensing and operating costs associated with our previous infrastructure.” Pavan Gupta, JVP, Information Technology, Indorama Ventures.

After years of growing its global operations, world-class chemical company, Indorama Ventures had developed a complex IT infrastructure comprising multiple ERP systems.

Indorama Ventures has expanded its operations by acquiring leading companies in the chemical manufacturing sector. Motivated by a desire to improve business continuity, Indorama Ventures often retained the core infrastructure and applications of acquired companies — everything from financial planning systems to enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions.

To boost efficiency, reduce costs and drive simplicity Indorama Ventures decided to replace its existing ERP systems with SAP S/4HANA. Indorama Ventures teamed up with Accenture and CS Loxinfo to build, design and deploy its new SAP solutions on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for SAP Applications in a Microsoft Azure cloud environment.

SLES for SAP Applications came highly recommended by Accenture, and other organizations in the local market. The knowledge that SUSE could provide timely, high quality local support was also a big factor in the decision.

Establishing a strong foundation for growth by running leaner IT operations

Indorama Ventures is now on a path towards significant reductions in IT workloads and improvements in strategic decision-making.

Because SAP S/4HANA is an in-memory database and SLES for SAP Applications is optimized to support this feature, Indorama Ventures will be able to find key business information and generate reports much quicker than before, improving business productivity.

By moving from multiple ERP systems to SAP S/4HANA, Indorama Ventures can reduce its overall ERP costs and enhance efficiency, especially in financial planning.

Creating a single, shared ERP solution simplifies management and gives Indorama Ventures the opportunity to reduce the licensing and operating costs associated with its previous infrastructure.

Thanks to the rock-solid stability of the SUSE operating system, Indorama Ventures have never experienced any unplanned downtime.

By 2023, Indorama Ventures aims to have migrated all its existing ERP systems to SAP S/4HANA running on SLES for SAP Applications, and the company is on track to meet this target.

Once Indorama Ventures has completed the migration of its ERP systems to SAP S/4HANA, the company will have established more efficient, standardized processes across its operations. Moreover, if and when Indorama Ventures makes future acquisitions, it will be much easier to integrate, better equipping it to drive growth in the years ahead.

Click here to find out more about how Indorama Ventures has reduced IT workloads and operational costs, whilst strengthening strategic decision-making.

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