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The Business Value of Red Hat’s Open Source Solutions for SAP Workloads

Companies achieved an average 318% five-year return on investments (ROI)

This IDC study demonstrates the value for organizations of running their business-critical SAP environments, including SAP S/4HANA, on Red Hat enterprise open source solutions. IDC interviewed seven organizations who, in order to qualify for this study, had to run various SAP workloads, including SAP S/4HANA, on Red Hat solutions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Red Hat Virtualization, and Red Hat OpenShift. The data obtained from these organizations and applied to IDC’s Business Value model showed that study participants realized significant value with Red Hat Solutions for SAP. 

Study participants reported that their use of Red Hat solutions has the performance, reliability, and scalability required for creating value with SAP, even as they benefit from more efficient infrastructure and security teams including:

  • $94,500 annual benefits per 100 SAP users
  • 99% less unplanned downtime
  • 61% more efficient IT infrastructure teams
  • $33.02 million higher annual revenue per organization
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