The client is a leading global automotive seating supplier operating in over two hundred manufacturing/assembly plants across several countries worldwide. They design, produce, and deliver automotive seating systems for all vehicle classes and major OEMs.

The client’s strategic objective was to modernize their SAP infrastructure and rationalize and consolidate the SAP landscape while reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) and overall IT spend.

Key Challenges

  • Higher total cost of ownership (TCO) leading to higher IT spend
  • Underutilization of SAP licenses and hardware
  • Longer lead times for hardware provisioning
  • Aggressive delivery timelines to minimize disruption to business operations

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The Solution

Lay the foundation for digital innovations by migrating SAP landscape from on-premises to SAP HEC on Microsoft Azure, leveraging Infosys Cobalt

The client partnered with Infosys to migrate their entire SAP landscape from on-premises to a single cloud-managed environment in HEC on Azure. The fast-track project was aimed at creating a strong foundation for future digital innovation. The engagement involved:

  • Pulling forward prerequisite projects to complete the migration within aggressive timelines
  • Phased go-live approach to ensure zero risk to business operations
  • Collaboration with SAP HEC, SAP migration, and Microsoft Azure teams. This was a key step for the successful migration
  • Data integrity checks on the migrated tables
  • Integration of complex 3rd party components for business as usual
  • Transparency to ensure end-user and inter-system connectivity with third-party data center hosted systems

  • Defined a tailored modernization roadmap for the client’s SAP landscape
  • Optimized the usage of licenses and hardware
  • Migrated 10 legacy SAP applications including a huge ~7 TB ECC SOH environment
  • Achieved successful migration with zero business disruption despite an aggressive timeline of 12 weeks


Reduced the total cost of ownership (TCO) for the client’s SAP landscape

Optimized SAP licenses and aligned these with actual usage

Moved from capex-based operations to a more predictable opex model with bundled licenses, hardware, and platform support

Simplified, rationalized, and cloud-managed SAP landscape to improve overall efficiency of operations

Laid the foundation for future digital innovation including SAP S/4HANA adoption

Improved hardware utilization and agility for future innovation by reducing hardware provisioning lead time