Fujitsu today announced that Modern Bakery in Dubai has selected Fujitsu for a highly strategic project to update the bakery’s IT infrastructure. Using the SAP HANA platform running on Fujitsu Power Appliance, the project is designed to provide real-time insight into the business data and financials that can be critical for a business in perishable products. Modern Bakery is one of the first companies in the region to select SAP Business Suite software powered by SAP HANA, and the implementation is expected to illustrate that the benefits of Fujitsu’s infrastructure running SAP HANA will not be limited to larger organizations.
True to its name, Modern Bakery understands the importance of technology and modernization. The ambitious midsize company is one of the most innovative bakeries in the Middle East, with ultra-modern fully automatic and semiautomatic production lines. It produces over 1,000 products, serving thousands of stores across the Middle East. Modern Bakery recognized that in order to stay one step ahead in the fast-moving food industry, it would need to completely update its IT infrastructure. The bakery decided to invest in a real-time platform to manage sales, financial and other business processes.
Modern Bakery turned to Fujitsu, which has 40 years of experience working with SAP solutions. Fujitsu Power Appliance for SAP HANA is expected to provide Modern Bakery with the speed and transparency it needs to improve its business. With the push of a button, Modern Bakery can have real-time insight into what is selling and which ingredients are close to reaching their expiration dates. To help optimize cash flow, Modern Bakery is looking forward to checking inventory and outstanding invoices in real time to decide on delivery of further goods to customers. As a future step, Modern Bakery plans to expand the system to a disaster-resilient configuration.
With the aid of Fujitsu’s end-to-end consulting, and using remote access to the Fujitsu Global Demo Center to view an initial demo of SAP HANA, Modern Bakery was able to gain a clear picture of how the solution is expected to accelerate its reporting and business processes. Contrary to the perception that SAP HANA makes sense mainly for large global enterprises, Fujitsu Power Appliance for SAP HANA can be a beneficial and affordable choice for small and midsize enterprises (SMEs), as shown by Modern Bakery’s decision to implement this offering. The Fujitsu Compact Appliance for SAP HANA is another choice for SMEs.
In addition to viewing professional demo sessions conducted by experienced business intelligence (BI) consultants, companies worldwide can upload their own company data to the highly secure environment in the Fujitsu Global Demo Center to see how SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA might help them improve their individual businesses.
Dr. Fawaz Al Bahri, CEO & Managing Partner, Modern Bakery
“We chose Fujitsu based on its comprehensive portfolio of infrastructure solutions and long experience working with SAP solutions. Fujitsu’s end-to-end consulting and our ability to remotely use the Fujitsu Global Demo Center demonstrated how the implementation of SAP HANA could be used to help us achieve our business goals. Most of all, we value the fact that Fujitsu intends to tailor its offering for us based on our individual needs.”
Thomas Pickel, Head of SAP Business, Solutions, International Business, Fujitsu
“Many small and midsize enterprises have the agility to flexibly react to changing conditions. However, the vast amount of data and complex queries often prevents them from getting instant insight into the data to take advantage of this organizational flexibility. For ambitious midsize companies like Modern Bakery, Fujitsu’s solution for SAP HANA can provide instant insight into data with the push of a button, thus aiming to provide a solid base to make decisions that can have immediate impact.”
Qais Gharaibeh, Managing Director, United Arab Emirates, SAP
“Fujitsu has decades of proven expertise with SAP solutions, which helps give customers the confidence to make the leap into an entirely new solution landscape. We believe the leap is worth it – Fujitsu’s portfolio based on SAP HANA can help unleash significant business process improvement and growth for small and midsize companies as well as large enterprises.”
Fujitsu infrastructure solutions and services for SAP HANA, which include Fujitsu Power Appliance for SAP HANA, are available globally through the local Fujitsu sales organization.
Dr. Laura Bonamici
+49 89 62060 4454
VP Corporate Communications, International Business
+49 89 30 90 51629
Date: 25 February, 2014
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