With the migration of legacy systems and the integration of mobile devices to the web, one of the questions companies face is “Will my business benefit from Sap on azure?” The short answer is “Yes”.
Reduce Costs: The combination of on-premises data stores with the established SAP functionality of HANA reduces costs by migrating legacy systems to a single cloud platform. With reduced operational expenses and IT costs, users gain more flexibility, performance and scalability. Reduced downtime means increased productivity, while improving user experience means users can access the information they need quickly. Mobile device integration with the mobility service also offers users greater access to their data, wherever they are. All of these benefits translate into higher profitability, increased shareholder satisfaction and increased corporate value.
Business Continuity: By combining the on-premise data stores of an enterprise with the SAP functionality provided by the azure cloud platform, users gain the ability to run business continuity programs that allow them to rapidly respond to changes in any environment. Enterprises can now maintain operations in real time, even when their business is undergoing a significant change such as a merger or acquisition. The enhanced functionality of the azure platform allows users to access their data from any internet-connected location. This capability helps manage workflow processes such as production call management and sales and inventory tracking across the enterprise. The improved efficiency provided by the combination of the two makes it easier and less expensive for organizations to bring in new personnel, increase their capacity and reduce their costs.
Scalability: A well-designed SaaS offering is one of the keys to increasing enterprise profits. The ability to adapt the offering to evolving business requirements makes SaaS more valuable to enterprises seeking to make their offerings more flexible and easy to implement. With SaaS applications, businesses have the ability to scale down or increase capacity without significant additional expense. This capability is made possible through the use of server-based virtualization and cloud infrastructure. The on-demand provisioning of resources is achieved through the use of APIs that connect SaaS application servers and mobile devices, which are then able to quickly and easily obtain the resources needed.
Reduced Costs: When enterprises are able to more effectively manage their IT workloads through the use of SaaS solutions, they can more effectively manage the cost of their IT investments. The elasticity of SaaS solutions enables organizations to effectively adjust their infrastructure costs to changes in their business processes and operational budgets. With reduced costs, companies can also increase their operational efficiency that will in turn improve overall productivity, while cutting costs that may have traditionally been associated with IT infrastructure investments.