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Rapidly expand the value of your core business applications

Do you want to use core business applications to drive innovation and respond quickly to challenges

Core applications limit the ability to innovate and respond quickly to new market challenges. The next generation of industrial processes is powered by AI, machine learning, and other intelligent technologies (like IoT, Edge computing, and 5G) that enable you to make your business more efficient than ever. Begin the transformation of your core business processes by co-creating your strategy with an IBM design thinking workshop. Then leverage our deep knowledge from over 100 joint innovations with our enterprise application partners to help build intelligent workflows for your business.

Additionally, the front lines of your organization now require decision making in real-time. With 5G-technology primed for expansion, data from the edge will become more immediate and accessible. IBM has forged partnerships with leading providers like Samsung to equip your organization with the right 5G-enabled devices to stay connected to your business and customers anywhere.

Do you have a strategy and business case for modernizing your core business applications?

The average business runs about 2,000 custom workloads in their legacy ERP systems, yet more than 50 percent of those programs are never used. Organizations are looking to optimize and maximize the capabilities of mission-critical systems whereas approx. 90% of current applications will still be in use with insufficient modernization by 2023. IBM can be your trusted partner to convene enterprise application partners like SAP and Microsoft , build a business case, define the journey and upgrade, update core applications like ERP, CRM, HCM, etc. We have invested to build world-class tools/methodologies to help our clients define the business case and to deliver the results while accelerating the speed of their implementations and their time to value. 

Data silos within your core enterprise applications can decrease operational performance

On average, <1% of production data is analyzed and acted upon in real-time. Leading companies need connected data and real-time insights from their core business applications with optimized, scalable, and flexible infrastructure. By streamlining your business processes, IBM can connect your data silos to provide you with greater visibility and improved operational performance. We can help advise, build, migrate, and manage on open and interoperable hybrid cloud platforms that securely allow multiple applications, protects against vendor lock-in and enables applications to flexibly interact. This hybrid cloud environment may have industry-leading deployment options like IBM Power Systems or IBM Cloud or any other leading public cloud.

Four critical elements to enhance your core business applications as the backbone of a smarter business

Extract and analyze data from core business applications to provide real-time insights

From planning and design, to implementation and go-live, IBM can help you deploy on-time and on-budget, transforming your ability to launch new initiatives, boost data analysis capabilities and drive automation.

Accelerate time to value of your enterprise applications with expert integration

IBM can help upgrade and integrate your core business applications and shorten time to value by up to 70% so you can put new insights into action sooner. And when it’s time to migrate your SAP environment to S/4HANA, IBM will be there, providing tailored pre-packaged templates for over 100 industries letting you get up and running with 20-30% less effort.

Operate with flexibility and empower faster decision making

Running your core business applications in new cloud environments requires both industry and technical expertise to realize powerful opportunities around flexibility, speed and insight.

Simplify and accelerate SAP deployments, with the right infrastructure for your organization

As you deploy SAP HANA throughout your enterprise, consider the impact your choice of server platform can have on your business.  IBM® Power Systems™ help you provision faster, scale affordably, and reach maximum uptime, when compared to x86 Systems.

StarKist Co. | Running a global supply chain with managed SAP on the cloud

As the canned tuna market share leader in the U.S., how did StarKist Co. manage a complex global supply chain with limited IT resources?  By using IBM Services for Managed SAP Applications to run its SAP ERP workloads on the IBM Cloud, StarKist delivers the right product at the right time to consumers and frees up IT resources for innovation.

Clients who have enhanced their core business applications

Whirlpool | A managed SAP cloud deployment to support global operations.

Appliance manufacturer Whirlpool runs over 65 manufacturing and technical facilities around the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  They turned to IBM Services for Managed SAP Applications to provide scale and room to grow, maintain uptime, and help power innovation to help ensure consumer loyalty and their position at the forefront of the global home appliances industry.

Fulcrum | Enabling operational excellence for global law firms

As change sweeps through the legal industry, worldwide firms aspire to maintain their competitive edge.  Fulcrum Global Technologies helps propel these businesses forward by deploying IBM Cloud infrastructure to run their enterprise applications.

ARAUCO | Sustainable growth with real-time data to boost green performance

To accelerate the migration from SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA, ARAUCO one of the world’s leading renewables producers, selected IBM Rapid Move for SAP S/4HANA from IBM Services™—a powerful combination of best practices, accelerators and automation.

Solutions and services to maximize the value of your core business applications

Modernize enterprise applications

Combine the strength of leading platforms (SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, Workday, Salesforce, etc.) with the power of IBM's portfolio and industry expertise. We make the complex simple, define and deliver the business case, speed time to value and infuse intelligence to workflows.

Manage enterprise applications on a hybrid multicloud

Many enterprises are choosing multicloud environments to run their core business applications, citing greater security/resiliency, greater scalability and vendor choice as key benefits.  Managing these applications over multiple clouds can be complex, time consuming, and draw resources away from key strategic activities. IBM Enterprise Application Management services can help.  

Deploy enterprise applications on IBM Cloud

While application workloads are a critical component to your business, maintaining these workloads can be an expensive and time-consuming challenge. Let IBM focus on the cloud while you focus on building your enterprise.

Enterprise servers for hybrid-cloud infrastructure

Every new journey begins by making the right preparations. Hybrid multicloud is no different. See how you can seamlessly integrate your hybrid multicloud strategy and get the security and reliability you need to help your business grow.


Unlocking the value of your move to SAP S/4HANA

Watch our latest webinar to learn about digitally transforming your enterprise and how IBM can partner with you on everything from developing a business case to a complete migration and every step in between. Join three experts as they discuss what it takes to move your enterprise to SAP S/4HANA.

Insights from IBM on the journey to SAP S/4HANA

To reap the full benefits of the digital economy, companies need to simplify their business processes and, simultaneously, use their expertise to build stronger relationships with customers. Regardless of industry or progress on the implementation journey, IBM provides the insights and expertise your organization needs to adopt SAP S/4HANA.

269 CIOs Offer Their Views on Enterprise Application Management

A recent Frost & Sullivan survey of 269 CIOs shows that 76% considered enterprise managed services an essential part of their managed IT strategy.  Find out what benefits they reported and how enterprise managed services are helping deliver better customer service.

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