With the industry moving towards innovation, the customer needed to move out of legacy technologies and keep pace with industry leading technologies to enhance operational efficiencies, control IT costs and improve scalability. This brought about a need for technology transformation in their IT landscape. With HCL's intensive experience of architecting SAP solutions for other customers and extensive capabilities in SAP BASIS and Azure, HCL helped the customer move away from proprietary to commodity hardware and operating systems (AIX/POWER to SLES/Intel) giving way to an OPEX model, thereby saving a lot of capex required for a hardware refresh. HCL helped the customer reduce infrastructure spend, enhance on demand capability, and right size and optimize their SAP landscape.
The customer is an international group of diversified building materials businesses, which manufactures and supplies a wide range of products for the construction industry (Infrastructure, housing, and commercial projects). The company is based in Ireland, where it ranks as the largest Irish company, and has operations in more than 30 countries.