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1 Hosted by Case Study: How the Scotts Company Increase Systems Performance Jeannie Shimer Director, Platform Services The Scotts Company

2 Hosted by  The world’s leading producer and marketer of products for do-it-yourself lawn care and gardening and professional horticulture.  Brand include Scotts, Miracle-Gro, Ortho, Roundup, Osmocote and Hyponex.  Core business (North America- United States & Canada):  Consumer Lawns & Growing Media  Consumer Gardens & Controls  Professional Nursery/Greenhouse  Scotts LawnService (U.S. only)  Lawn Care, Tree & Shrub Care, Disease and Pest Control  Europe and Rest-of-world  Consumer Lawns, Growing Media, Gardens & Controls  Professional Nursery/Greenhouse The Scotts Company Overview

3 Hosted by Major Project Initiatives for 2002 for Scotts Replacement of all Sun Systems with new Sparc III technology Upgrade from R/3 4.0B to 4.6C - Production 4.6C European Implementation Upgrade from BW 2.1C to 3.1C – In process, SAP Ramp-up Program HR/IS 4.6C on Decoupled System – In Process EBP 3.5 – SRM Ramp-up Program – In Process CRM 3.0 – CRM Analyticals – Blueprint Stage EP 5.0 – Enterprise Portal to support all SAP Systems EDI Gentran Upgrade Manugistics Implementation

4 Hosted by SAP R/3 Production Environment before migration 2 SUN Enterprise 6500’s. DB 16x16. CI 12x12. Veritas Cluster for High Availability. 2 SUN Enterprise 4500’s, Application Servers 4 SUN Enterprise 420R’s, Application Servers 13 Total Application Instances SAP 4.0B 64bit Oracle bit Solaris 8 Gigabyte Backbone

5 Hosted by SAP R/3 Production Environment after migration 2 SUN Fire 4800’s. DB 8x16. CI 8x16. Veritas Cluster for High Availability. 3 SUN Fire V880’s Application Servers 4 SUN Enterprise 420R’s, Application Servers 13 Total application instances SAP 4.6C, 64Bit Oracle , 64bit Solaris 8 – Upgrading to Solaris 9 in 1 st Qtr Gigabyte Backbone

6 Hosted by BW Production Environment 1 SUN Fire V880 Server. 8x16. DB/CI on same physical box. configured as an application server. No HA 2 SUN Fire V880’s, Application Servers. 4 application instances total. BW 2.1C > 3.1C Oracle bit Solaris 8 – Upgrading to Solaris 9 in 1 st Qtr Gigabyte backbone

7 Hosted by BW 2.1C Upgrade to 3.1C (In Process) Technical/Functional Upgrade Separate Upgrade Landscape 3 Month Project – Partner SAP 3.0B Practice Upgrade. 3.1C available mid-November Global Business Intelligence Web Based Enhanced Reporting Options Foundation for Collaborative solutions  E- Procurement (SRM)  Mobile Sales and Analytics (CRM) Activation of New Business Content

8 Hosted by SAP 4.0B to 4.6C Upgrade Technical Upgrade with limited new functionality 5 Month Project – Partners; SAP, Rapidign, and Sun Separate Upgrade Landscape Upgrade process was 14 hours for 1.2TB DB. We performed 6 practice upgrades. We reduced overall upgrade time from avg of 30 hours. Adding additional Indexes to large tables prior helped. Performance – 20% additional overhead with 4.6C on old Sun. Migration to new Sun Infrastructure reduced load from 65% to 35% utilization of systems. Increased performance in DB and Transactional Response times. Avg Response time is <1.0, decrease in I/0 waits. Users noticed improvements.

9 Hosted by SAP 4.0B to 4.6C Upgrade SAP GUI was upgraded to Check PC hardware. Memory was added to many machines to support. Security Model was a total rewrite. Ensure adequate storage for upgrade. Do not use SAP recommendation, go beyond. Food – Provide a wide variety for both Technical and Functional areas. In certain cases take personal requests.


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