7 Eleven - Ibm Sap International Competence Center

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IBM SAP International Competence Center

7-Eleven finds SAP applications and IBM i provide the greatest convenience

“Running SAP ERP 6.0 and SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0 requires a high-performance infrastructure, and our business model requires continuous availability. We knew that IBM i and Power Systems could provide the right architecture to support our strategic objectives.”
Dennis Lewis Chief Information Officer 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd

“Features like dynamic logical partitioning and integration with Windows-based systems mean that IBM i and Power Systems can provide near-100 per cent availability for our SAP and non-SAP applications, while ensuring high utilization of resources and a very attractive TCO.”
Dennis Lewis Chief
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In 2009, the company plans for the petrol sales to be managed through SAP too.

7-Eleven has been looking at new functionalities to address the company’s current strategic objectives, and chose SAP as the most suitable solution. A number of workshops were held in 2007 to determine business requirements. These requirements were grouped and analyzed with regards to their business impact and potential business benefits, and then prioritized. In a second step, the process and IT implications were derived and a highlevel SAP fit/gap analysis was performed to determine if the requirements could be met and the benefits achieved. Based on the priorities, the IT implications were grouped together to determine a logical sequence of IT and SAP application changes.


Investment plans Four phases of SAP investment have been planned to take place over three financial years, starting in 2008:

SAP solution landscape SAP ERP 6.0 and SAP NetWeaver Until 2008, 7-Eleven used SAP R/3 4.6C as its core business application. In order to leverage the greatly enhanced


The highest priority requirement was the need for an efficient, integrated and enterprise-wide reporting system, which would be addressed by implementing SAP’s business intelligence solutions (SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0, SAP POS DM and the SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator). The BW component could be implemented with 7-Eleven’s existing version of SAP

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