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IPG Used ActiveControl to Support Their SAP DevOps Initiative
Interpublic Group is a global provider of advertising and marketing solutions with more than 50,000 employees supporting clients in over 100 countries. IPG operates a traditional 3-system SAP landscape consisting of Dev, QA and Production across a range of core SAP applications including ECC, BW, GRC, Portal, Gateway and BOBJ. The company utilizes multiple ECC production systems to support different parts of the organization. As the company moved to embrace the industry’s digital disruption, they sought to bring DevOps into their IT environment.
The Solution: ActiveControl
ActiveControl was the SAP DevOps tool of choice and immediately delivered benefits in three key areas: automation, analysis and agility. ActiveControl’s powerful automation capabilities helped eliminate spreadsheets and deliver change on-demand. The more than 70 analyzers helped eliminate costly production downtime by identifying issues early in the development cycle. This gives IPG the means to adapt business processes quickly and with less risk.
Moved from twice-yearly deployments to once a week
Weeks to Go-Live
ActiveControl took just 6 weeks to get up and running
Analyzers detect issues earlier for safer deployments
“In today’s world when continuous delivery is the norm for digital platforms, we really have to find ways and methods to copy that approach into our ERP system. [With ActiveControl] we can really, truly be agile and change things continuously.”
Executive Director, Global SAP Solutions | IPG
IPG uses SAP automation to enable DevOps for SAP
IPG eliminated the use of spreadsheets from their change and release process and improved the quality of their deployments by using ActiveControl. The BackOut function also gives them the confidence to deliver change faster.
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