Yonyou is one of the largest software developers in China and the Asia-Pacific region, but it has its sights set on the global stage. Yonyou upgraded to Microsoft SQL Server 2012 to take advantage of the new AlwaysOn high-availability feature. After comprehensive tests of the AlwaysOn feature, Yonyou found that the performance of its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application improved by almost 70 percent and that average transaction response times improved by 17 percent. Running its ERP application on SQL Server 2012 will also enhance customers' business intelligence capabilities by helping them to analyze larger data volumes. In addition, the ability to expand SQL Server 2012 into cloud environments gives Yonyou much greater scalability and a competitive advantage.