Ballance Agri-Nutrients is New Zealand's leading manufacturer of fertilizers for use in farming operations. Ballance has one of the country's largest SAP software implementations, including SAP applications for Business Intelligence (BI), supply chain management, finance, and process integration. The company wanted to improve the performance of its critical SAP applications to better serve customers. To do that, Ballance migrated its database to Microsoft SQL Server 2012, greatly improving application performance. Employees are more productive, and the company has cut storage costs by 60 percent. Also, Ballance can better handle business growth.