International Distributor SAP Modernization Case Study

CloudGenera helps an International Distributor migrate and consolidate their SAP applications, deployed across 13 countries, to modern cloud-based solutions

ERP solutions represent a large percentage of an enterprise organization’s technology spend, and it is crucial for organizations to be able to maximize their investments in these products. The CloudGenera platform simplifies an otherwise complex process of generating actionable business cases for ERP modernization.

Use Case:

A multi-national distribution company selected CloudGenera to assist with modernizing their SAP deployments worldwide, consolidating workloads, and adopting SaaS where available.

The client leveraged the CloudGenera platform to assess eight independent on-premise deployments, each with multiple SAP modules, and develop business cases for transformation that eliminate technical debt, reduce on-prem footprints, consolidate and modernize workloads, and maximize investment.

Business Outcomes:

The CloudGenera Design Advisor utility generated transformation models to adopt S/4HANA for supported SAP modules 

  • The CloudAssist Workload Affinity solution generated cloud migration models to Azure instances built specifically to run SAP
  • Future state recommendations were generated that consolidated licensing models, reduced on-prem deployments by 85%, and eliminated legacy deployments by adopting SaaS alternatives
  • CloudGenera Analytics and Reporting dashboards were created to prioritize migration move groups with a less than 3-year ROI and ensure return on investment


Quote from Cloud Architect:

“CloudGenera is the only platform that I have seen that allows me to map specific workload characteristics to purpose-built instances in the cloud. Using this Workload Affinity functionality I feel more confident that my designs will meet the performance requirements of our applications and remain consistent with my projected budgets.” 

~ Wendy – Senior Cloud Services Architect

Request Info or Schedule a Demo

Ready to See CloudGenera in Action?