ERP Modernization at Spanish Bank Cuts IT OpEx

Banco Pastor, one of Spain’s largest banking groups, expects to cut IT costs by 30% and expand scalability with an ERP modernization project that migrated HR and email apps from SAP and IBM onto Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z. 

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Banco Pastor, one of Spain’s largest banking groups, expects to cut IT costs by 30% and expand scalability with an ERP modernization project that migrated HR and email apps from SAP and IBM onto Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z. 

With its project, Banco Pastor significantly improved IT and business efficiencies, and notably reduced costs for its email system 30%, bank officials said. 

“Our consolidation project and upgrade to the SAP system is a critical component of our business strategy and we needed to ensure that we selected the optimal operating platform and hardware for immediate results and future scalability,” said Montserrat Torres, computer systems manager at Banco Pastor, in a statement. “We valued the close integration with Red Hat, SAP and IBM.”

In specific, Banco Pastor officials embarked on its ERP modernization effort with three (3) goals in mind:

  • To update its SAP-based human resources management system and related SAP payroll, career and training systems.
  • To enhance its operating platform to ensure consolidating applications would grow with the company, and help reduce on-going operations costs.
  • To upgrade its email system, based on IBM Lotus Notes, so it would be reliable, secure and efficient 


“Through the server consolidation benefits of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM System z10 Business Class, customers like Banco Pastor can invest in innovative solutions that deliver important cost reductions and improve their services and security,” said Carlos Roldán, IBM System z manager in Spain, Portugal, Greece and Israel, in the statement.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux on System z allowed Banco Pastor to increase their response capability and the availability of their business applications, he added.




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