SOA People support AS Watson to stabilises Its business object environments 24/7
AS Watson turned to SAP specialist SOA People for help in optimising its SAP Business Objects environment. The firm required an SAP expert and already had prior knowledge of the credibility of SOA People. It was confident the team had the skills and capability to both improve and leverage the power of its SAP Business Objects platform.
AS Watson turned to SOA People to improve and stabilise its complex SAP Business Objects environment. These activities required very specific SAP expertise. As the firm was familiar with the credibility of SOA People in this area, it was confident the team had the skills and capability to both improve and further leverage the power of its SAP Business Objects platform.
AS Watson deploys SAP Business Objects for helping manage its operations and logistics side of the business and as a business intelligence platform for reporting and analytics. However, it was experiencing an increasing number of business-critical issues within the SAP Business Objects environment. These technical and functional issues were preventing the operational and logistical departments from running smoothly and putting the IT department under immense pressure to find resolutions quickly.
Marten van der Bijl, Head of Central Systems and ETL/BI for Group IT Europe at AS Watson explains, “With over a thousand stores in the Netherlands alone, and users across Europe, our SAP Business Objects environment was not running at the level of quality and production that we needed for our operations.”
Marten concludes, “We want to move to a full 24/7 complex pro-active monitoring of our SAP Business Objects environment which will be able to recognise when a problem or issue occurs or when thresholds are reached. We are currently working with SOA People collaboratively to achieve this, by adding one of the first Business Objects environments into the Solution Manager suite.”