Walgreens is consolidating its legacy business units as a greenfield implementation on SAP S/4HANA. With this project, the retail solution will be one of the largest implementations on SAP HANA built on hybrid cloud. This system requires an IT infrastructure that is flexible as well as highly scalable.

Key takeaways:

  • Importance of architecting HANA landscape to meet business objectives
  • Challenges of evolving technology
  • SAP best practices and methodology in this area


Saif Farrukh, Walgreens

Gunther Schmalzhaf, SAP


  • About the Speakers- 02:32
  • Three Success Stories Coming Together- 4:19
  • Walgreens Retail & Finance Transformation Project- 5:12
  • Architecture Definition Methodology- 6:28
  • Define Required Capacity- 12:08
  • Deployment & Technical Landscape- 14:20
  • Integrate Cloud with On-Premise- 16:20
  • Walgreens Technical Architecture- 17:45
  • System Landscape Architecture- 20:50
  • Data Center Setup- 21:34
  • Experience and Lessons Learned- 24:17
  • Walgreens Future SAP Strategy- 28:00
  • Q&A- 31:00

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