Increasing The Velocity Of Change In Digital Transformations With Open Source

Sabine Soellheim

Many companies today are choosing open-sourced software-defined infrastructures and application-delivery solutions for accelerated innovation of their digital transformations. They are not only achieving greater control, scalability, and flexibility of their IT environments; they are also experiencing business benefits such as agility, stability, and cost savings. And this is all while driving their transformation at a greater velocity than ever before.

Driving better outcomes in companies across the globe

So what kinds of companies are taking advantage of open-sourced technology? Let’s take a look at a few of them that are using an in-memory computing platform running on an open-sourced server with innovative software to meet their individual business transformation needs.

Take a look at Accenture Plc., a well-known Fortune 500 global company that provides strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations services. As the company entered its transformation into a digital and more diverse enterprise, it wanted to create a faster pace of change, with growth at hyper scale. Accenture wanted to operate its organization with more insight, agility, and efficiency while increasing compliance across multiple business units. And the firm needed to find a way to better manage larger volumes of data and increase analytics insights. The company met and exceeded these requirements, with results including a 25-50% transaction performance improvement, a 50% improvement in disaster recovery speed, and a 50% reduction in its disk storage footprint. And now Accenture is better prepared to support its future projected growth and performance goals.

Another example is Lenovo, another global Fortune 500 company and a leading technology company. The organization wanted to digitally transform its Chinese sales operation, so it set out to optimize system capabilities, simplify user operations, develop a more convenient work style, and increase customer satisfaction. To realize these goals, the company migrated to a new platform and provided its sales force with a user-centric interface and mobile apps to create a better, more efficient user experience. As a result, the company is now delivering greater business value by supporting tens of thousands of business channels that allow customers to purchase products quicker and more competently. Business operations are faster, as well, and system performance improved significantly as sales were further accelerated.

Open-sourced platforms aren’t only for international companies. Sutter Health is a not-for-profit health system in Northern California that serves over 10 million patients through a network of 24 hospitals and 5,000 primary care physicians. The organization wanted to take advantage of Big Data and data science to drive evidence-based decision-making and guide operations and patient care. Through business intelligence solutions running on a new platform, Sutter Health revolutionized its computing capabilities and redefined its daily operations. It analyzed unstructured data and used natural language processing to automate error and duplication detection. By doing so, the organization eliminated 1.6 million errors in its 9 billion medical imaging records that are sourced from 34 separate databases. Sutter Health also reduced the computation of 11 million patient records from over six hours down to less than 10 minutes.

Finally, let’s look at how the Türk Telekom Group, a 176-year-old company that is Turkey’s first integrated telecommunication and technology service provider, is taking advantage of open-sourced technology. To accelerate profitable growth, the company wanted to analyze financial and performance data more efficiently. Türk consolidated its financial and ERP operations from two customized separate systems onto one in-memory computing platform and automated all associated processes with an enhanced user experience. It created flexible and simplified reporting functionality, and started using financial data modeling with real-time analytics prediction and simulation. The results were once again quite remarkable. The company increased operational efficiency by 80% while achieving a 100-times faster reporting and query processing time and a 75% faster timeframe for its financial close and budget preparation processes.

Is it time for your company to pick up velocity?

Thousands of companies are already taking advantage of open-sourced technology and the rapid innovation it provides, including many SAP customers. They are discovering how to accelerate and transform their business in ways they never could before.

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Sabine Soellheim

About Sabine Soellheim

Sabine Soellheim is SAP Alliance Marketing Manager at SUSE with expertise and general focus on open source and SAP. She has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry working as marketer and consultant with and for top global IT companies.