Streamlining Legacy Lochs: A Critical First Step Towards Modernization

SAP legacy lochs : A picture of a Scottish lake or loch

SAP users know that the journey toward modernization is crucial for optimizing operations – and futureproofing their digital systems has never been more important. Scottish Water’s transition from on-premises legacy systems to a cloud-first approach, powered by Boomi, exemplifies a paradigm shift that many SAP users can resonate with.

With a monumental responsibility of serving 2.57 million households and over 150,000 businesses in Scotland, all while emphasizing sustainability and water resource conservation, Scottish Water faced the challenges typical of organizations entrenched in legacy infrastructure. Their daily delivery of 1.53 billion liters of clean drinking water demanded seamless communication, operational efficiency and transparency across a complex technical landscape scattered among numerous remote sites.

Until recently, Scottish Water grappled with a predominantly on-premise tech stack, fragmented by disparate systems linked through costly point-to-point integrations. The weight of licensing fees and the support of redundant applications burdened their operations, echoing a predicament often encountered by SAP end-users.

Enter Boomi, in collaboration with Capgemini, whose concerted efforts aimed to overhaul Scottish Water’s technical framework. The objective was clear – pave the way for a cloud-first strategy, slashing licensing costs and dismantling outdated applications and integrations. This overhaul entailed the replacement of 600 legacy integrations and the commissioning of 1,000 outdated processes, effectively retiring 143 on-premises physical servers and databases.

Presently, Boomi boasts a roster of over 900 integrations in production to seamlessly connect vital operational applications ranging from CRM, finance and HR to asset and field service management within Scottish Water’s water and waste networks. Boomi’s integration prowess extends its reach across both on-premise and cloud-hosted critical applications, facilitating a unified ecosystem for Scottish Water.

The strategic migration of Microsoft Dynamics to the cloud stands as a testament to Scottish Water’s leverage of high uptime and robust reliability. The transition not only elevates the CRM’s scale but also significantly enhances cost efficiency, a crucial aspect for SAP users seeking optimization in their operations.

The Scottish Water and Boomi collaboration unveils a transformative narrative for SAP users navigating the intricate landscape of legacy systems. It underscores the pivotal role of strategic cloud adoption, efficient integration and streamlined technical landscapes in steering organizations toward operational excellence while ensuring cost-effectiveness.

For SAP users grappling with similar challenges, the Scottish Water case study stands as an inspiring model, showcasing how a deliberate transition from legacy systems to a cloud-first approach, bolstered by the expertise of partners like Boomi, can unlock new efficiencies, reduce costs and propel organizations toward a future-ready infrastructure.