Customer Snapshot: Overview
93.7% faster query execution
From avionics to flight controls, Sagem helps protect the people who protect so many of us. To streamline production by dramatically increasing operational efficiency, it migrated its SAP Business Warehouse application to the SAP HANA platform. Now Sagem employees are more productive, increasing safety and security for soldiers and civilians alike.
Number of Employees
Aerospace & Defense
Line of Business
Finance, Manufacturing, R&D/Engineering, Supply Chain, Sustainability
SAP Digital Business Services (DBS), SAP Business Explorer (SAP BEx), SAP Business Warehouse, SAP MaxAttention
Customer Snapshot: History
Customer Snapshot: Business Model
Customer Snapshot: Success Strategy
Meet the Demand to Keep People Safe and Secure
Sagem wants to streamline production to meet growing demand for solutions that protect peacekeepers, help defend borders, and support safe aviation and naval travel. A major strategic initiative to support these goals is the “One IS” initiative, in which Safran is unifying business processes across its various operating groups and subsidiaries. Specifically, Safran is implementing new technologies that leverage real-time data to transform function-based operations to role-based operations, starting with operations at Sagem.
Sagem is pursuing a harmonized business process platform that will serve its interests for many years to come, which include support for search and rescue, military, and public safety professionals who rely on technology to save lives. Before initiating the One IS initiative, performance issues and occasional system outages due to growing data volumes were becoming increasingly difficult to manage. Sagem’s existing Oracle database was approaching the end of its useful lifespan and provided only limited database housekeeping functions. Furthermore, fragmented data, restrictive analysis, and cumbersome reporting procedures inhibited timely analysis for actionable decision making.
Uniting to Drive a Technology Roadmap
Sagem has been running SAP applications, including the SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) application, for many years. More recently, Sagem collaborated with SAP on the One IS initiative, during which the two companies worked closely to realign Sagem and Snecma on a single IT roadmap.
Enter SAP: The SAP Experience
Embedded Experts Supporting Best Practices
I have never seen such a successful project in terms of planning. It was delivered on time, notably thanks to SAP MaxAttention services.Thierry Milhe, CIO, Sagem
Sagem takes its dedication to protecting people on land, in the air, and at sea seriously. Thanks to SAP HANA, more than 400 users in critical functions, including finance and supply chain, are able to collect data with greater ease and speed. Furthermore, managers are gaining vital insights into business processes, which help them make smarter decisions faster. SAP Business Explorer tools empower key users to perform queries without having to involve IT personnel, which simplifies workflows and improves worker productivity.
Better Business: Benefits
The results of Sagem’s transition to SAP HANA have been dramatic. Average query execution has been cut by 93.7%, cache execution dropped 98%, and data load times fell 56.5%. Data activation times dropped 94.1% and data volumes shrank by 79.4%.
Better Business: Lessons Learned
Efficiency Without Disruption
Leveraging the SAP MaxAttention offering enabled a quick and efficient migration of Sagem’s SAP BW application to the SAP HANA platform. By following best practices for a safe implementation and launch, Sagem learned that the SAP Active Global Support organization can help it continue to expand its use of SAP HANA without disrupting business, and gain tremendous efficiencies once expansion is completed.
Better Business: Run Simple
Widening the Front in the Quest for Real-Time Operations
The unqualified success of the SAP software implementation at Sagem has prompted parent company Safran to roll out SAP HANA to the rest of its operations. Safran and SAP are working to identify high-priority goals and develop processes for the joint development of Safran as a real-time business.