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MigrationSAP Simplot brings its ERP to the cloud

A global leader that bets on innovation to continue growing.
After the decision to set up its operations in Argentina, Simplot had to find a way to be able to quickly go to market without losing efficiency in business cycles. Thus, they relied on a strategic partner such as BGH Tech Partner to migrate their ERP to the cloud. In addition, they acquired a comprehensive support service that allows you to manage doubts or solve problems instantly.
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Before deciding to implement S / 4 HANA, we were hesitating between buying and managing servers locally or going to the cloud. Time showed us that there was nothing to doubt: opting for the AWS cloud gave us flexibility to correctly size equipment and speed to have additional servers and resources at any time. Additionally, when using the system, it always responded with good performance and without interruptions. Something key to our 7 × 24 operation. Lastly, the support of BGH Tech Partner was also key to all management and implementation ”.
Nicolás Montero
Latam Systems Manager – Simplot

Context

Simplot is a global leader in agribusiness and creator of the first frozen potato chips. With operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, China and other Asian countries, they have more than 10,000 employees around the world who work in the growth, processing and marketing of food.
Since 1967 they have been exclusive suppliers to McDonald’s offering frozen potato chips to all their restaurant chains, ensuring the highest quality throughout the year.
In 2016 they decided to make a commercial agreement with the company San Fili SA, a benchmark in the frozen pre-fried potato industry, finding a strategic partner to settle in Argentina and develop their business in an area of 7,000 hectares located in Mendoza, characteristic for the high quality and yield of potato cultivation.

Challenge

Since its arrival in Argentina, Simplot has started a process of efficiency in its tasks, focusing on the cost dimension and accompanying the business cycles of the production, sale and distribution phases. For this reason, it needed to quickly assemble its operations in an infrastructure that had to be simple and easy to operate in order to quickly go to market.

Solution

Following the corporate guidelines in World Class technology, and with the help of a strategic partner such as BGH Tech Partner who had extensive experience in cloud services, the company decided to make the necessary infrastructure available in the AWS cloud to implement SAP S / 4 HANA.
The client acquired the Advanced service, which allows him access to a comprehensive support service, which ranges from telephone service and remote attention to the most common problems of his technological infrastructure, to monitoring and optimization of the implemented solution. In addition, certified Cloud engineers from BGH Tech Partner carry out periodic analysis of the platform, monitoring and tracking its status.

Implementation

The implementation was carried out in 3 stages with the aim of mitigating risks and minimizing the impact on the internal customer, working in alignment with the SAP consultant. The stages consisted of planning the deployment strategy and migration of the workloads, the implementation of the services, and the operation to stabilize the platform and start with the support.

Benefits

Simple infrastructure that allows you to outsource its control and maintenance, without taking risks.
Greater flexibility, allowing it to grow according to the needs of an operation that was just beginning.
Cost per use, for low QA and DEV environments.
Operational efficiency and reduction of administration and maintenance costs of infrastructure and services.
Scalability based on demand and infrastructure provisioning for new requirements in minutes.