This FTSE 100 company was in the process of changing their core ERP system from SAP ECC6 to SAP S/4 HANA and enhancing processes covering Procurement, HR, Finance and Project and Asset Management systems. The business case for the programme was based on the replacement and standardisation of core processes that inhibited operational performance and resulted in inefficiencies across the business.

The challenge

The programme had delivered an initial release of core functionality to support the legal separation of part of the business, however this had not delivered the anticipated improvements and the customer had several areas of concern about the programme.

Project One was commissioned by the UK CFO to undertake an independent assurance review of the programme and make recommendations to improve the organisation and ways of working.

Our approach

Following the review, we supported a 10-week reset process, working closely with the internal team and other external advisors. With the programme stabilised and re-set, we provided a small team of senior change consultants to undertake key roles within the programme, including the IT Programme Director and Business Change Lead roles for the second release. This release covered core Finance Project and Asset Management systems capability and the migration of the rest of the company onto the S/4 HANA platform. During the past 15 months, we have continued to support the programme in these roles and provided additional support in other areas including User Acceptance Testing and the Design and Planning work for the final release comprising enhanced Project and Asset Management systems and Reporting capability.

The outcome

Whilst the programme is still in-flight and continues to work towards the implementation of the next release, our support has provided our customer with an injection of external expertise around major ERP programmes, specifically SAP S/4 HANA, and senior level change and transformation experience to supplement their internal team and ensure successful programme delivery.

 

“I’d just like to say a big thank you to the team from Project One who helped reset our SAP S4/HANA programme. The team has worked collaboratively across the rest of the internal team and provided support for the IT Programme Director role and the Business Change work. They’ve done a great job.”

UK CFO, FTSE 100 Energy company

POSTED BY: Sean Ellis - Consulting Director

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