Baba Products migrates to cloud-based IT infrastructure

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Baba Products, a Malaysian manufacturer spice powder, curry mixes, and flour mixes, has moved forward in its digital transformation with its deployment of a secure, scalable and robust cloud-based IT infrastructure.

Singapore-based cloud computing consultancy Cloud Comrade led the selection, planning and execution of the migration from an on-premise infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the preferred cloud provider.

Faster order processing, reduced cash cycle

In the first phase of the migration, BABA’S implemented SAP’s future ready enterprise resource planning system, SAP S/4HANA, on AWS and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications. Other Amazon products were selected considering the flexibility for BABA’S to support their current and future unique growth requirements, performance demands of SAP workloads, data durability, and seamless integration between on premise users and systems and SAP systems in the cloud.

Tools such as AWS Management Console and AWS CloudFormation are used to provide a simple and intuitive web-based interface and to automate the deployment and management of AWS resources. 

Adopting SAP S/4HANA on the AWS cloud, followed by the SAP Direct Store Delivery mobile app along with its enhanced SAP CRM with photo-taking, has proven cost-efficient for BABA’S, shortening their order processing and delivery times by 50 percent, and reducing order-to-cash cycles by over 40 percent.

Laying a foundation for improvement and future innovation

Cloud Comrade’s Well Architected Framework also lays a strong foundation for significant performance improvement and future innovation. SAP S/4HANA has helped BABA’S provide real-time decision support to end users, saving processing time and enabling the business to instead focus their resources on strategic growth efforts.

Speed, flexibility, innovation, and efficiency

By automating the organisation’s HR operations, enabled BABA’S to save HR staff costs and time, while increasing speed and operational efficiency and ensuring highest levels of security and compliance.

Moreover, the real-time reporting and analytics capabilities allows for faster decision-making. BABA’S is reaping the benefits of improved and more efficient recruitment, talent management and employee engagement.

Moving to the cloud a strategic imperative

“We deemed moving to the cloud as a strategic imperative to support our growth plans and customer-centricity. Not only did we recognize the enormous savings in IT infrastructure and manpower costs, but also the great impact of speed, scale and security on almost every aspect of our business that the cloud offered,” said Ilaventhan Vijaya, Head of Finance, BABA’S Group of Companies.

“The cutting-edge features, expertise and support during every step of this process contributed to the ROI immediately; well-positioning us to capitalize on new business opportunities.”