Capgemini helps Louisiana Pacific Corp migrate SAP processes to AWS

Capgemini helps Louisiana Pacific Corp migrate SAP processes to AWS
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23 May, 2019

Capgemini, which provides IT and business process outsourcing services. has helped building-materials manufacturer Louisiana-Pacific Corp (LP) move its SAP landscape or enterprise resource planning processes to cloud platform Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The French firm said that US-headquartered Louisiana-Pacific's infrastructure, which consists of a supply chain management system along with ERP, was moved to 70 virtual machines in less than four months as part of a five-year deal worth $11 million.

The company said in a statement that the deal will help Louisiana-Pacific scale its production in tune with demand and also operate more efficiently, saving at least  $5 million over five years.

On completion, Louisiana-Pacific expects to process more orders in less time, improve response time and shipping systems.

Don Walker, chief information officer at Louisiana Pacific, said that application performance has already improved by nearly 20% and it can now leverage Internet of Things (IoT) applications more easily. 

Potential use cases include outfitting factories for real-time insights to more accurately track their logistics and swiftly identify and address challenges along the value chain, he said.

In January, the company had launched an enterprise portfolio of artificial-intelligence solutions and services called Perform AI for strategy and design.

“Most companies have already started to experiment with AI to help them transform certain functions within their business, but those that adopt it effectively and throughout the enterprise will gain true competitive advantage,” said Lanny Cohen, group chief innovation officer at Capgemini.