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​Frucor project spawns DiData SAP partnership with REALTECH

​Frucor project spawns DiData SAP partnership with REALTECH

Partnership promises simplified SAP management in the cloud.

Dimension Data and REALTECH are teaming up to help clients migrate SAP to the cloud.

Dimension Data and REALTECH are teaming up to help clients migrate SAP to the cloud.

Dimension Data is partnering with REALTECH to deliver system, application and SAP HANA service management in the cloud for New Zealand businesses.

The partners say the service will make it simpler for New Zealand businesses to move, upgrade or refresh SAP applications into a New Zealand-based SAP certified cloud and onto SAP HANA certified infrastructure as well as providing local support.

The partners will work with clients through planning, implementation, application migration and support with Dimension Data managing the technical components and cloud hosting and REALTECH delivering the application management.

The relationship was cemented after the companies began working on Australasian drinks manufacturer Frucor’s digital transformation project.

That includes consolidating Frucor’s existing IT infrastructure including its datacentre, network and SAP environment and moving it to the cloud.

Frucor will use Dimension Data’s Managed Cloud Platform (MCP), an on-demand cloud services delivery platform, to create a more nimble environment and to generate cost savings.

By the end of the project, Frucor will have shifted from using seven data centres to just two, Gavin Sharkey, Frucor’s group digital strategy and planning manager, said in March.

The partnership will help to solve the traditional pain points of SAP - cost and difficulty in upgrading, said Dimension Data New Zealand NextGen Datacentre practice manager Marcel Rafter.
“The consumption- based service means clients will only pay for what they use. Flexible contracts mean they can upgrade SAP within contract and are in control of the spend.”

Dimension Data and REALTECH said the project demonstrated the benefit of providing clients with a one-stop-shop, fronted by local staff.


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