Date Added: Jul 2009
General Mills was operating one of the largest SAP R/2 installations in the world on a mainframe system. The company faced a crucial decision when planning an upgrade to SAP R/3 to take advantage of new features: stay with the mainframe, or move to HP-UX 11i? When research at that time showed that there were less than 100 companies running SAP on mainframe systems and that more large SAP installations ran on HP-UX 11i than any other operating system, General Mills made the strategic decision to purchase two of the first HP Superdome Servers off the manufacturing line. The transition to SAP R/3 went smoothly, enabling the company to retire its mainframe infrastructure.