SAP S/4HANA accelerates Seagate Technology’s digital transformation

SAP has announced the launch of SAP S/4HANA and the SAP BW/4HANA solution at American data storage company Seagate Technology.

SAP aims to modernize Seagate Technology’s ERP system to benefit the company’s employees through integrated advanced functionalities, such as global manufacturing, supply chain and finance business processes. Seagate’s move to SAP S/4HANA will provide the company with improvements in supply chain management, manufacturing execution and ongoing transformation. 

This launch is part of Seagate’s digital transformation journey which started in 2021. It aims to transition from its legacy systems to SAP S/4HANA, SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain.

SAP’s solutions intend to offer an integrated ERP landscape with centralized business rules and roles to enable unified global reporting, overcoming hurdles posed by diverse data repositories and laying the foundation for scalable growth while minimizing total cost of ownership (TCO).

Grace Liu, chief information officer of Seagate, said: “We chose SAP solutions for our integrated ERP landscape because its strategy closely aligns with our own – to implement a foundational platform on which the business can scale and grow.”

In other recent SAP news, the company collaborated with the Sky Computing Lab at the University of California, Berkeley, to support the university’s cutting-edge research on interconnected cloud technology in the context of AI.

Philipp Herzig, SAP chief AI officer, commented on this: “While the progress on foundation models is impressive, there is a lot to learn and shape on the AI stack on top, in particular for designing and scaling distributed cloud applications in multi-cloud environments or to build AI agents in combination with large language models

“The Sky Computing Lab at UC Berkeley conducts very relevant research in this field, and the frameworks that are being built look very promising.”