Hines Corp, based in Michigan, had a mixed environment of Microsoft, Novell, Unix and Linux (Red Hat).  They decided to “streamline” and adopt more and more Linux in their environment; to be more precise, they chose SUSE Linux.  As a result of this strategy, they have seen improved security, improved reliability and substantial cost savings.

“…moving to Linux has saved Hines almost a million dollars on ERP costs alone. ‘Say if we went with Microsoft’s ERP application, compared to what we have today, just the initial cost would be $1.2 million, compared to $400,000. When we proposed the Microsoft solution to corporate and they saw the price tag, they said something I can’t repeat.’ “

Read the entire article from Linux.com here