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Dialysis Services Provider Adopts Business Portal to Visualize SAP Data

Fresenius Medical Care sought a business solution that would make it easy for employees to work together, visualize data, and access information. It adopted Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and used Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 data management software to convert third-party data into business intelligence reports. The company benefits from a self-service solution that improves productivity and streamlines data viewing and access to resources.

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Fresenius Medical Care adopts business portal to visualize SAP data

  1. 1. SharePoint Customer SolutionSolution Case Study Case Study Dialysis Services Provider Adopts Business Portal to Visualize SAP DataOverview “SharePoint 2013 is one of the best business solutionsCustomer: Fresenius Medical CareWebsite: www.fmc-ag.com I’ve ever encountered.... You can use it to manageCustomer Size: 75,000 employees various business needs, from collaboration to businessCountry or Region: GermanyIndustry: Manufacturing—Life sciences intelligence.” Helge Hoehn, Senior Expert SharePoint and Project Manager, Fresenius NetcareCustomer ProfileHeadquartered in Bad Homburg,Germany, Fresenius Medical Care is one Fresenius Medical Care sought a business solution that wouldof the world’s leading providers ofproducts and services for individuals make it easy for employees to work together, visualize data, andundergoing dialysis treatments. access information. It adopted Microsoft SharePoint 2013 andSoftware and Services used Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 data management software Microsoft Server Product Portfolio to convert third-party data into business intelligence reports. − Microsoft SharePoint 2013 − Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 The company benefits from a self-service solution that improves Enterprise productivity and streamlines data viewing and access to − Microsoft SQL Server 2012 resources.
  2. 2. Situation To produce its monthly reports, it executed Fresenius Medical Care is dedicated to queries on SAP Business Information delivering innovative products and Warehouse (SAP BW), downloaded data to therapies to patients with chronic kidney Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, and failure. The company runs a network of aggregated the data by applying complex more than 3,000 dialysis clinics around the formulas and macros. “We wanted a world and treats more than 250,000 dynamic, interactive, and user-friendly patients each year. business intelligence solution,” says Hoehn. “We needed to replace the difficult manual The company sought a collaboration processes. We were primarily looking for a solution that would interoperate easily with data visualization tool that would use SAP Microsoft Office applications, streamline as the data source.”Helge Hoehn, permissions management, and provideSenior Expert SharePoint and access to corporate resources from any SolutionProject Manager, Fresenius browser or device. Fresenius Medical Care The company had been using MicrosoftNetcare wanted also to improve document SharePoint Server 2010 since 2010. In April management. “We were using IBM Lotus 2012, the Fresenius Medical Care Global Notes and Lotus Quickr to share Manufacturing Operations adopted documents, but it lacked document control SharePoint 2013 with a long-term vision to features,” says Helge Hoehn, Senior Expert migrate all SharePoint 2010 dashboards SharePoint and Project Manager at and use SharePoint 2013 as the central Fresenius Netcare, the IT service provider collaboration and social system.Figure 1 – Fresenius Medical for Fresenius Medical Care. “We neededCare production controlling easier ways for teams to collaborate.” To test importing production data from theuses this page to easily access SAP BW, the company conducted a pilotbusiness intelligence The production controlling department of program with SharePoint 2013. The pilotdashboards. It uses a tile view Fresenius Medical Care analyzes data by was designed to deliver highly securefor simple access from mobile using SAP business management software. business intelligence reports to thedevices. company’s executive team. After it installed the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system on a virtual machine, the company migrated its SharePoint 2010 dashboards to SharePoint 2013 in a virtual environment and tested the site. The business intelligence implementation (Figure 1) included three Microsoft SQL Server software components: SQL Server 2008 R2 Integration Services (SSIS) serves as the engine for extracting and transforming data; SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services (SSAS) provides predictive analysis and interactive exploration of aggregated data; SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services (SSRS) features tools to create organizational reports. “SQL Server is the engine for managing multidimensional
  3. 3. no matter what device an employee uses to access the information.” Fresenius Netcare intends to deploy SharePoint 2013 for Fresenius Medical Care and for the Fresenius Group, a collection of four Fresenius business groups, and take advantage of improved features for setting permissions and sharing documents. “It’s now possible to drag documents directly onto the site, and My Site functionality features improvements for saving, synchronizing, sharing, and moving content,” says Hoehn. “Its new features make SharePoint 2013 a central place where employees can easily access and manage applications and information.”Figure 2 – The VarianceAnalysis dashboard page showspositive and negative Earnings Benefits data,” says Hoehn. “We use it to enrich and By adopting SharePoint 2013, FreseniusBefore Interest and Taxes (EBIT) modify our data with formulas, which Medical Care Global Manufacturingimpacts. cannot be done with our former SAP BW Operations provides executives with implementation.” dynamic data visualizations, gives employees access from almost anywhere, Because SAP BW aggregates data in cubes, increases productivity, and solves Fresenius Medical Care replicated this data permissions challenges. “SharePoint 2013 is to SSAS by using the CountERPart for SAP one of the best business solutions I’ve ever tool available from Neudesic, a member of encountered,” says Hoehn. “It’s easy to the Microsoft Partner Network. The work with and it interoperates well with company updates SSAS data cubes other Microsoft technologies. You can use automatically daily, and users can run it to manage various business needs, from manual updates through the SharePoint collaboration to business intelligence.” interface. “It’s possible to create an SSAS cube that has the exact same structure as Provides Dynamic Visualizations of the SAP cube,” says Hoehn. “Once you’ve Business Data done that, you can use the business Key executives at Fresenius Medical Care intelligence stack available in SharePoint to can make better decisions with data make your data look pretty.” visualizations in SharePoint 2013 based on SAP data. They can use the high-quality The company uses PerformancePoint views of performance indicators to assist Services 2013, a component of SharePoint with their decisions, and data conversion is 2013, to generate reports, key performance automated so that the reports are always indicators, and charts on its dashboards up-to-date. “We are very satisfied with the (Figure 2). “With the SharePoint 2013 accurate data visualizations that we’re rendering engine—which uses HTML5 and seeing with the SharePoint 2013 JavaScript—the dashboards appear similar dashboard,” says Hoehn. “Furthermore, it’s possible to use the business intelligence
  4. 4. For More Information features available with SQL Server—which SharePointFor more information about Microsoft are not available with SAP BW.” SharePoint is the new way to workproducts and services, call the Microsoft together. A simplified user experience helpsSales Information Center at (800) 426- Enables Access from Multiple Browsers you organize, sync, and share all your9400. In Canada, call the Microsoft and Devices content. New social capabilities make itCanada Information Centre at (877) 568- Fresenius Netcare is looking to the future easy to share ideas, keep track of what your2495. Customers in the United States and to ensure that employees from Fresenius colleagues are working on, and discoverCanada who are deaf or hard-of-hearing Medical Care can access SharePoint 2013 experts you never knew existed.can reach Microsoft text telephone corporate resources from anywhere on any(TTY/TDD) services at (800) 892-5234. device that is connected to the Internet. For more information go to:Outside the 50 United States and “Access from multiple browsers and mobile www.sharepoint.microsoft.comCanada, please contact your local devices is becoming important and inMicrosoft subsidiary. To access demand—especially for our executives,”information using the World Wide Web, says Hoehn. “With SharePoint 2013, we’rego to: prepared for that.”www.microsoft.com Improves Employee ProductivityFor more information about Fresenius Once Fresenius Netcare deploys SharePointMedical Care, visit the website at: 2013 across the Fresenius group,www.fmc-ag.com employees can more easily work together, share documents, visualize data, and access corporate resources. “It’s much easier to navigate SharePoint 2013 because every task involves fewer clicks,” says Hoehn. “Plus, SharePoint provides smooth interoperability with Microsoft Office solutions. There’s no such interoperability between Lotus Notes and Office. We will save a lot of time.” Streamlines User Authorization The IT professionals at Fresenius Medical Care no longer have to find workarounds to coordinate user permissions in SharePoint 2013. Says Hoehn, “One of our biggest pain points—the authorization of users on documents and sites —has been resolved.”This case study is for informational purposes only.MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS ORIMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY.Document published January 2013

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