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    Gothaer Migrates to the Cloud – with SAP on Azure

    Reference story

    About Gothaer

    With 4.1 million members and €4.4 billion in premium income, the Gothaer Group is one of the largest insurance groups in Germany. It offers a wide range of insurance concepts in the private sector, for small and medium-sized enterprises, and for freelancers and the self-employed. In doing so, Gothaer relies on personal, high-quality customer consulting. The group celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2020, making it one of the oldest mutual insurance companies in Germany.

    Gothaer client reference logo

    Scheer doesn't shy away from a challenge

    Accompanying a regulated company on its journey to the cloud

    Embarking on the journey to the cloud with a company in the insurance and financial services industry presents many challenges.  With our customer, Gothaer, we overcame them all! In situations like this, you have to consider aspects such as flexibility, scalability, cost efficiency, security, and compliance all at the same time. That leads to a high degree of complexity.

    • As an insurance group, Gothaer has to meet very high demands in terms of security and compliance.
    • Due to the company's dynamic system usage and business requirements that change on short notice, it needed a flexible, agile, and future-proof IT platform.
    • Furthermore, Gothaer was looking for a solution that would be closely aligned with its upstream project phases and the support processes necessary for secure, reliable, high-performance operations.

    Why partner with Scheer?

    As one of the leading SAP on Azure partners and an experienced SAP partner, Scheer is the perfect link between Gothaer, Microsoft and SAP.  Thanks to the constant availability of Scheer's experts, there was no need for the customer to build up in-house expertise in Microsoft Azure and SAP operations.
    Support from Scheer Cloud Managed Services specialists made things simpler and enabled Gothaer to concentrate on its core business – providing insurance to its customers.

    As an insurance company, we're subject to strict regulatory requirements. Scheer was the right partner for us because they not only have the necessary expertise; they were also open to our need for special contractual arrangements at all times and were always willing to find constructive solutions in this regard. As a result, we're now able to offer the users of our systems more efficient and flexible solutions.

    Dr. Gerd Börker, Director of Data & Integration Services,
    Gothaer Systems GmbH

    How Gothaer benefited from Scheer:

    With our support, Gothaer was able to further advance its overarching digitalization strategy and build a central DWH digitalization platform based on SAP BW/4HANA and SAP BO in Azure. This means Gothaer can now adapt continuously to changes in the business world. Together, we went to great lengths to be able to guarantee data security at all times. By taking over the operation of the SAP systems hosted on Azure, we've ensured secure and reliable operations. Gothaer can thus focus on developing new business processes and improving existing ones. What used to take hours now just takes a few minutes.

    In summary, Gothaer is enjoying the following benefits:

    • One partner for all SAP-related issues from one team with one central point of contact
    • Observance of security & compliance regulations
    • Flexible scalability of resources
    • Increased innovation and productivity via a central platform
    • Savings through dynamic adaptation of IT resources, which has resulted in a permanent reduction in IT costs

    Your Easy Move to Azure – with Scheer!

    In the past, the majority of our customers from widely differing industries worked with SAP ERP, whether it was hosted at their own data center or with Scheer. On Azure, new solutions can now be found for old problems, new services are available, and innovation takes place in software. Read our Microsoft customer success story.

    Your expert

    A profile of Scheer employee Jens Pröll

    Jens Pröll

    Microsoft Alliance Lead & Cloud Solution Architect