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Dow Chemical Implements Highly Available Solution for SAP Environment

Written by  Marta Chevere

As companies adopt enterprise-wide applications to help facilitate operations throughout their organizations, ensuring availability of these systems is absolutely essential. Applications that were once discrete to a location or a particular business function can now be critical to the overall business and to thousands of employees that rely on immediate use and access to these applications to serve customers. This is the situation that The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan faced when it migrated its mainframes to an SAP environment running on mainframe DB2 databases. Dow, which, together with its affiliates, has more than 40,000 employees and presence in more than 150 countries, depends on the SAP environment to handle all its critical enterprise financial and supply chain information worldwide. “Our mainframe SAP environment houses our most critical data, it’s relied on for the entire supply chain all over the world, including tracking inventory, shipping, sales, order entry and invoicing,” said Bill