Project One has been working with a leading UK defence company for over 10 years. One of the areas of support is driving their future ERP journey, which is critical to their back office and shared services operations.
The company has historically used SAP ECC6 to run core, back office processes, with different instances across the different business units. In 2015, the strategic decision was agreed that the future direction would be to move onto the latest SAP S/4HANA product, before the 2025 out of support deadline (this deadline has since been extended by SAP to 2027).
At the beginning of 2020, the Shared Services business unit engaged with Project One to start shaping up the programme of work for their transition to S/4HANA. A number of other business units had already made the move (with varying degrees of success), and that, linked to the ticking timeframe of the out of support deadline, had driven Shared Services to act.