Economic Impact Study Finds 57 Percent Three Year Return on Investment from Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX for SAP Landscapes
- New Total Economic Impact study finds that Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX for SAP Landscapes can deliver significant cost and efficiency benefits to customers, and pay for itself within 20 months
- Study finds that PRIMEFLEX for SAP Landscapes can deliver operational productivity gains that of 50 percent and infrastructure cost savings of 30 percent
- Customers also experience improved agility and faster provisioning of SAP systems, gaining 60 days in the process, while planned downtime is reduced by 12 hours per system
Leading Forrester consultants examined the potential RoI that enterprises can realize by deploying Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX for SAP Landscapes by means of Forrester’s Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study2
. These studies provide customers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of investment in selected technologies. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester also interviewed two customers that have adopted Fujitsu’s PRIMEFLEX for SAP3
Michael Keegan, Head of EMEIA Product Business, Chairman UK & Ireland at Fujitsu, comments: “Today’s business systems have to be agile, with the flexibility to change and scale to handle constantly shifting requirements. At the same time, many of the SAP environments that businesses rely on have become complex and unwieldy as they have expanded and been added to over time. Fujitsu’s PRIMEFLEX for SAP Landscapes allows our customers to take back control of their SAP estates and to build infrastructures that support growth and innovation. This Forrester Total Economic Impact study demonstrates that not only do our PRIMEFLEX for SAP Landscapes customers benefit from a modernized, effective infrastructure but they also can expect to experience significant cost savings, and see the systems amortize themselves in under two years.
“Hard facts embedded in an economic case are the only basis for making investment decisions,” continues Keegan. “This is especially so when it involves complex, large-scale, global IT infrastructure that is vital to the operational health of an organization. That’s what makes this study so important: It shows savings achievable not in a theoretical model but derived from real-world use cases.”
Forrester study took an in-depth look at the financial impact
Assumptions in the Forrester study modeled the likely financial impact for a typical customer over a three-year period – using as an example a large manufacturing and distribution company with global operations and approximately 200 SAP systems. The benefits in terms of both operational efficiency and cost savings were estimated to be significant. In particular, by removing the need to refresh legacy infrastructure, Forrester estimated that this type of customers can expect savings in the region of $4.2 million – approximately 30 percent for a typical SAP deployment.
Further savings of $2 million are achieved thanks to lower direct maintenance costs while the PRIMEFLEX infrastructure’s enhanced agility was estimated to deliver savings of between $1m and $3m through faster provisioning. PRIMEFLEX’s inherent simplified administration, maintenance and testing also delivers in the region of 50 percent in operational productivity gains – estimated to be worth approximately $988,000. In addition, the fully virtualized server environment offered by PRIMEFLEX, reduced planned downtime, delivering an estimated value of $556,000.
Furthermore, the study also detailed the investment involved to realize these benefits which comprise: infrastructure costs of approximately $5m including all server, storage and network hardware and licenses, set up and migration costs in the region of $644,000 in addition to approximately $50,000 of training costs. The estimated benefits of a PRIMEFLEX integration translate into approximately $9m over three years versus costs of $5.7m, adding up to a net present value (NPV) of $3.3m and an RoI of 57 percent.
Notes to editors
1The Total Economic Impact™ Of FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for SAP Landscapes, May 2018
2Forrester’s Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) framework is designed to identify the cost, benefit, flexibility, and risk factors that affect the investment decision
3Fujitsu’s PRIMEFLEX for SAP Landscapes is an integrated system composed of a predefined, pre-integrated, and pretested combination of servers, storage, network connectivity, and software — designed, delivered, and supported as one product, whereby numerous close partnerships are maintained, for example with SUSE.
It enables a simplified and secure set up of infrastructures optimized for SAP applications and databases. The integrated FlexFrame Orchestrator software offers consistent and standardized administration of infrastructure, databases, and applications.
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Date: 19 July, 2018