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With NAVER Cloud Platform, we can run SAP S/4HANA (ERP) on a cloud infrastructure, resulting in cost savings and reliable service.
We are providing much more stable service by placing Woongjin SAP S/4HANA system on the NAVER Cloud Platform infrastructure. We have proven that performance-sensitive SAP systems can be seamlessly serviced through a domestic cloud infrastructure.
www.woongjin.co.kr
Interview
Ji-ho Kim,
Team Leader of Woongjin Infrastructure Cloud
Please introduce your company.
Woongjin is a company specializing in IT system consulting and operation services.
In particular, we are a professional partner in the field of SAP S/4HANA (ERP). We are ranked number one in the area of SAP Business One for SMEs. In addition, we are leading the implementation of Korean cloud solutions with cloud service broker businesses based on various infrastructure cloud transfers. We have customers from diverse industries ranging from one-person companies to companies with one trillion in sales, from companies to institutions, and we are growing together with our customers. Currently, as partners, we are also providing our customers with LINE WORKS and the NAVER Cloud Platform. We have recently begun to expand our business to AI consulting by collaborating with NAVER's artificial intelligence platform, CLOVA.
What was your reason for choosing NAVER Cloud Platform?
We chose NAVER Cloud Platform because it provides the best service in the country.
Woongjin will face the task of “downsizing” in terms of IT system operations due to the reduced size of the group. Depending on the relatively high system operating costs, one can choose to replace the data equipment that was operated by IDC with the cloud. In order to flexibly cope with technological development outside the company in this rapidly developing digital age, we did not use a limited amount of resources, but rather used varied resources according to the circumstances. SAP R/3, the ERP of the existing group, was converted to S/4HANA, a digital core, and prepared to run on the cloud infrastructure.
First, we introduced the LINE WORKS, which can use groupware as a cloud, and was supported by stable service from NAVER Cloud Platform. We then adopted NAVER Cloud Platform, a cloud service optimized for the domestic market, by comparing it with other well-known foreign solutions when the infrastructure cloud was introduced. In addition, Woongjin is the first and only SAP S / 4HANA, an external ERP, customer to use the NAVER Cloud Platform. We have proven that performance-sensitive SAP systems can be seamlessly serviced through a domestic cloud infrastructure.
What were some of the improvements after using NAVER Cloud Platform?
Using a bare metal product, we were able to streamline infrastructure costs and achieve easier equipment management.
Basically, using the cloud is conceptually similar to the renting. You are only charged as much as you use, resulting in high efficiency at a low cost. You only need to buy additional servers or increase or decrease capacity. While IDC requires a dedicated workforce within the company, NAVER Cloud Platform has the advantage of reducing time and cost, because it is managed by cloud experts after the cloud transition. In addition, security management, which was lacking in our workforce, has been enhanced by cloud security experts. Woongjin uses bare-metal equipment from NAVER Cloud Platform. Because hardware and operating systems can be configured in the same way as existing servers, they can be used in the cloud format. Therefore, there are many advantages, such as improving the technical capacity of the people who have operated IDC and reducing the need to replace old equipment.
Lastly, would you have any words of advice to those who are still deciding on whether to use NAVER Cloud Platform?
It is important to choose a cloud provider that is familiar with the region’s needs.
When we wanted to introduce cloud services, we met various potential partners who were famous as domestic and overseas providers. We then made a comparative analysis of their results were we to adopt them entirely or use them as a hybrid cloud. Ultimately, we chose NAVER Cloud Platform for its SI flexibility and stability guarantees. All providers have pros and cons, but we were particularly amazed by NAVER Cloud Platform and their proactive attitude toward communicating and talking with us from a technological and user perspective by considering our country characteristics. This strategic partnership between Woongjin and the NAVER business platform is a step toward creating new business opportunities.
Please introduce your company.
Woongjin is a company specializing in IT system consulting and operation services.
In particular, we are a professional partner in the field of SAP S/4HANA (ERP). We are ranked number one in the area of SAP Business One for SMEs. In addition, we are leading the implementation of Korean cloud solutions with cloud service broker businesses based on various infrastructure cloud transfers. We have customers from diverse industries ranging from one-person companies to companies with one trillion in sales, from companies to institutions, and we are growing together with our customers. Currently, as partners, we are also providing our customers with LINE WORKS and the NAVER Cloud Platform. We have recently begun to expand our business to AI consulting by collaborating with NAVER's artificial intelligence platform, CLOVA.
What was your reason for choosing NAVER Cloud Platform?
We chose NAVER Cloud Platform because it provides the best service in the country.
Woongjin will face the task of “downsizing” in terms of IT system operations due to the reduced size of the group. Depending on the relatively high system operating costs, one can choose to replace the data equipment that was operated by IDC with the cloud. In order to flexibly cope with technological development outside the company in this rapidly developing digital age, we did not use a limited amount of resources, but rather used varied resources according to the circumstances. SAP R/3, the ERP of the existing group, was converted to S/4HANA, a digital core, and prepared to run on the cloud infrastructure.
First, we introduced the LINE WORKS, which can use groupware as a cloud, and was supported by stable service from NAVER Cloud Platform. We then adopted NAVER Cloud Platform, a cloud service optimized for the domestic market, by comparing it with other well-known foreign solutions when the infrastructure cloud was introduced. In addition, Woongjin is the first and only SAP S / 4HANA, an external ERP, customer to use the NAVER Cloud Platform. We have proven that performance-sensitive SAP systems can be seamlessly serviced through a domestic cloud infrastructure.
What were some of the improvements after using NAVER Cloud Platform?
Using a bare metal product, we were able to streamline infrastructure costs and achieve easier equipment management.
Basically, using the cloud is conceptually similar to the renting. You are only charged as much as you use, resulting in high efficiency at a low cost. You only need to buy additional servers or increase or decrease capacity. While IDC requires a dedicated workforce within the company, NAVER Cloud Platform has the advantage of reducing time and cost, because it is managed by cloud experts after the cloud transition. In addition, security management, which was lacking in our workforce, has been enhanced by cloud security experts. Woongjin uses bare-metal equipment from NAVER Cloud Platform. Because hardware and operating systems can be configured in the same way as existing servers, they can be used in the cloud format. Therefore, there are many advantages, such as improving the technical capacity of the people who have operated IDC and reducing the need to replace old equipment.
Lastly, would you have any words of advice to those who are still deciding on whether to use NAVER Cloud Platform?
It is important to choose a cloud provider that is familiar with the region’s needs.
When we wanted to introduce cloud services, we met various potential partners who were famous as domestic and overseas providers. We then made a comparative analysis of their results were we to adopt them entirely or use them as a hybrid cloud. Ultimately, we chose NAVER Cloud Platform for its SI flexibility and stability guarantees. All providers have pros and cons, but we were particularly amazed by NAVER Cloud Platform and their proactive attitude toward communicating and talking with us from a technological and user perspective by considering our country characteristics. This strategic partnership between Woongjin and the NAVER business platform is a step toward creating new business opportunities.

  • Background

    • Had previously reduced infrastructure investment and management costs by introducing an ERP system
    • Needed an infrastructure to work seamlessly with our solution, SAP S/4HANA
  • Use

    • Operated the Woongjin solution on NAVER Cloud Platform infrastructure
    • Provided ERP service to overseas branches lacking IT infrastructure manpower throughout the global region of NAVER Cloud Platform
  • Results

    • Reduced operational costs with the introduction of cloud-based ERP systems
    • Ensured a stable system operation and reliable protection against information leakage
    • Improved staff productivity by taking over management of IT infrastructure