Hampshire County Council: Council Boosts Efficiency and Saves Tens of Thousands of Pounds With Database Migration
Hampshire County Council in the United Kingdom has teamed up with Dorset County Council in a collaboration initiative in information and communications technology to save up to ?5 million over three years. Hampshire County Council decided to reduce the operating costs of its SAP ERP system in an Oracle/Unix environment, which is also the same Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system as Dorset. The authority migrated its SAP ERP application to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise data management software. Hampshire estimates that this will save the authority tens of thousands of pounds a year through more cost-effective licensing for SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise.