Avon Cycles selects SAP Business Suite, dumping Oracle

Infotech Lead Asia: Avon Cycles, a cycle manufacturer in India, has tapped SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA to use real-time insights to action.

The new product suite brings analytics and transactions into a single in-memory platform.

Avon Cycles replaced Oracle to select SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA.

Avon Cycles wanted an IT system that can constantly manage a huge volume of bought out components – each bicycle has more than 360 components and there are over 200 models with an average of three sizes per model and three colors in each size.

SAP now enables the cycle maker to forecast its sales and plan for raw materials and components.

Kuljeet Singh Sethi, CIO, Avon Cycles, said: “Transforming to real-time planning and monitoring of order fulfilment scenarios are extremely critical for Avon Cycles, and we believe SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA will help make a significant difference.”

Nongfu Spring, China’s largest bottled water producer, is also a main customer for SAP’s Business Suite.

In 2011, Nongfu Spring became the first customer for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse powered by SAP HANA in China.

“Now again, we are leading the way in adopting SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA,” said Hu Jian, CIO, Nongfu Spring.

SAP has supported in Nongfu Spring’s informatization process. By adopting SAP Business Suite, Nongfu Spring expects to achieve smarter business innovation, faster business processes and simpler business interactions.

Rajamani Srinivasan, vice president -Applications Sales, SAP Indian Subcontinent, said. “Together with partners, SAP Business Suite continues to fully support and optimize all major databases in the industry, further demonstrating our commitment to openness and innovation without disruption.”

According to IDC survey of more than 750 IT managers and business managers from around the world, 40 percent required more than two days to prepare financial data for reporting.

Srikanth Gopalakrishnan, vice president, Application Innovation, SAP Labs India, said: “With SAP Business Suite powered by HANA, customers can run smarter business innovations, faster business processes and simpler business interactions.”

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