SoftwareOne case study

A taste for SAP value: Transforming business with S/4HANA

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Converting SAP ECC to S/4HANA on AWS unfolds significant business and IT value

When a global food and beverage company planned a major business transformation and financial process consolidation, SoftwareOne helped the customer to convert its SAP ECC to S/4HANA in the AWS cloud. Due to strenuous timeline pressure SoftwareOne SAP ECC to S/4HANA Conversion Services were recruited for fast project delivery. SoftwareOne designed and implemented a new SAP S/4HANA solution on time to support the new operating model, improve financial insights, and lower costs in a modern Hyperscaler cloud environment. This digital transformation has helped the customer to realize key goals such as offering an e-commerce platform and to more quickly and easily adapt to changes in the food and beverage industry.

Global alcoholic beverage, soft drink, and food company
Consumer goods
AWS Cloud
SAP ECC to S/4HANA Conversion Services

About the client 

The customer is a global beer, spirits, soft drink and food business group.

The challenge

Undertaking a significant business transformation, this global food and beverage business customer planned to introduce a new operating model. S/4HANA was selected as the best solution platform to fit the core business objectives. The new operating model would include offering retail customers an e-commerce platform while addressing industry changes in product and margin developments.

As part of the process re-design, the company also planned to consolidate fragmented finance processes and systems.

Strenuous timeline pressure meant the project had to begin two weeks from a standing start and deliver the first project landscape within six weeks.

The solution

SoftwareOne SAP ECC to S/4HANA Conversion Services were engaged in planning and designing a new S/4HANA solution and supporting SAP applications. AWS was the customer’s chosen platform for hosting SAP in the new operating model. Implementation included sophisticated high-availability and disaster recovery capabilities as well as advanced automation features.

The result

  • SoftwareOne mobilized and delivered the first project landscape in a record six weeks
  • Other project parties were able to continue with project activities and avoid costly delays
  • SoftwareOne delivered the customer’s new SAP S/4HANA solution in eight months to introduce the new business operating model
  • The company realized substantial cost savings by consolidating finance processes and systems while gaining more detailed financial insights
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