Driving game-changing innovation with massive flexibility from SAP S/4HANA, IBM POWER and SUSE Like many multi-national corporations, Bosch Group is competing in a market place that exerting extreme pressure on IT to increase service delivery, releasing new software and functions to entice new customers and drive revenue. S/4HANA – with its real time insights was identified as a key area to support the company’s growth objective. IBM Power Systems and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Application was the platform of choice for Bosch’s SAP HANA project.


Robert Bosch is a worldwide operating company, employing 374,000 people and generating annual revenues of EUR 70 billion. Bosch operates its own IT division employing approximately 4,000 people.

The Challenge

To stay ahead of the game with fresh innovation, business users at Bosch need super-fast, highly personalized IT services and the ability to enhance and add functionality on-the-fly.

“Using IBM POWER8 systems for the SAP HANA deployment gives us much more flexibility than we had before.”

SUSE Solution

With SAP S/4HANA, Bosch gains deep operational insight. Massive performance from the underlying IBM® Power Systems™ servers and SAP HANA database support rapid analytical queries.

The Results

Business users can set up systems quickly with minimal support from IT, unlocking substantial time savings and fostering a rich culture of innovation to drive commercial success.