July 11, 2012 // By: Heather McIlvaine
Fujitsu Commits to SAP HANA
It might be tempting to think of corporate reorganizations and revised strategies as just a bit of managerial musical chairs, but in the case of Fujitsu’s recent changes to its corporate strategy, that would be a serious mistake.
At the 2011 Fujitsu Forum in Munich, Germany, the long-standing SAP partner announced plans to reshape its corporate strategy. The new approach is based on three pillars, and the third pillar holds particular significance for customers running SAP.
To carry out the third prong of its revised strategy, Fujitsu Technology Solutions has spent the last several months setting up a new, dedicated Solution Business Group. Effective since June 1, 2012, this organization now oversees the company’s entire solution business. This includes SAP Solutions, the biggest business unit within the Solution Business Group.
Fujitsu’s portfolio of SAP Solutions includes infrastructure-centric solutions like SAP HANA and FlexFrame for SAP, as well as Fujitsu’s end-to-end service offering, which covers IT infrastructure implementation, infrastructure consulting, IT operations und application consulting. Historically, the business ownership for these SAP-centric solution elements was distributed across various departments at Fujitsu. Now, they are bundled together in a unified business area.
Why is this change so significant for Fujitsu customers running SAP?