Leading Caravan manufacturer Erwin Hymer will move IT to SAP Hana cloud

Leading European motorhome group Erwin Hymer will deploy its SAP ERP powered by Hana into the vendor's cloud to help prepare for market changes in the motorhome industry.

Erwin Hymer produces and rents vehicles like caravans, motorhomes and vans for the leisure industry.

The group, which owns brands Burstner, Carado, Dethleffs, Eriba, HYMER, Laika and Sunlight, will use Hana to speed up material requirements and planning processes.

Salim Siddiqi, Erwin Hymer's CEO said: “A complete material requirements planning run in the classic batch mode usually takes an entire day,

"Thanks to SAP Hana we can now simulate this run ad hoc in real time, several times a day. So if the order situation changes suddenly, we can adjust our production lines and inventories immediately.”

The manufacturer deployed its SAP ERP powered on the Hana database last year during a consolidation of its legacy infrastructure across its European brands.

SAP describes the Hana Enterprise Cloud as a "private managed cloud" which allows customers to access Hana and Hana-based applicationslike Business Suite, and Business Warehouse (BW) through the cloud platform as well as professional services from SAP or partners. It can be used on a subscription or through a license.

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