PT. Astra International Tbk, a large company in Indonesia, Until now, they have implemented SAP connection between head office and branch. Astra International have some brand of car, Daihatsu, Toyota, Isuzu, BMW and Peugeot. Each brand have a head office business operational. And all of brand is handled by Head Office PT AI.
After some year running with SAP, they seem have to create a product to decrease budget of license. Because grow of this company is very quickly. So they have idea to create a software as bridge to SAP, but no decrease business process in SAP.
In Astra International company have standard of programming technology. They make Microsoft Dot Net to create solution. Hire a vendor from India and be assisted by IT employee department.
The basic of this idea is SAP as a large data store. And NET application as a data entry program.
They use Decentralization application method. Each branch have web application as server application special for a branch. To data synchronize to head office, that is synch method. There are schedule to data synchronize branch to head office and head office to branch. This method is called semi-online.
This solution can be implemented in all of business, cheaper and safer.