Cloud-based systems are usually cheaper to operate than physical systems as they need lesser expenditure on computer hardware, monitoring and software licences.
The shift will save Aker Solutions about 20% on software licensing costs.
Aker Solutions chief operating officer Dean Watson said: “We’re an early mover on this as we see it as yet another opportunity to use digitalization to transform our own internal processes. It’s also part of our broader strategy to harness the power of data to create greater value for our customers.”
SAP’s Nordics and Baltics managing director Martin Schirmer said: “This will enable Aker Solutions to harvest the financial and operational benefits of running business critical systems in the Cloud.”
The company has used SAP’s host of business applications for accounting, sales, inventory and payroll since 2004.
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Cognizant has offered IT services.
Aker Solutions, Cognizant and SAP Digital Business Services have begun transferring the data from physical servers to the Cloud-based platform.
The transfer process is expected to complete in the fourth quarter.
Moreover, Aker Solutions has decided to operate SAP SuccessFactors, a Cloud-based suite of human resources applications to help employee engagement and career development, including from mobile devices.
Aker Solutions is a provider of products, systems and services for the oil and gas industry. It employs approximately 14,000 people in about 20 countries.
In April, Aker Solutions upgraded its Aberdeen services facility in the UK to target growing subsea services market.
In May, Aker Solutions won a contract valued at more than Nkr1bn from Equinor to supply a module for the Troll A platform that will help boost output at one of Norway’s largest natural gas fields.