SNP migrates its own SAP system with BLUEFIELD™ to S/4HANA in the shortest possible time
Heidelberg, April 2020
Through its own successful S/4HANA migration, SNP has expanded its pioneering position in transformation projects. Within a short time, SNP migrated its own productive system to S/4 using the automated BLUEFIELD™ approach powered by CrystalBridge. The project forms the basis for the further digitalization, globalization and standardization of SNP's business processes.
On this solid foundation, SNP can now build a continuous optimization phase that extends across all departments and processes. With this project SNP expands its know-how in processes and technology in the area of S/4HANA and at the same time consolidates its long-standing core competence to implement projects remotely – especially in times of Corona an important component for SNP customers and partners.
BLUEFIELD™ powered by CrystalBridge enables smooth go-live
With S/4HANA, SNP now operates an innovative internal platform for optimized, standardized and centralized processes - with the goal of scaling the business and ensuring the success of SNP customers and partners. The project time frame was ambitious: The migration had to be completed within a few months. Particular challenges were the legal requirements - both regional and global - as well as the requirements of the specialist departments. These included chart of accounts conversion and project harmonization, segment reporting and the conversion to the cost-of-sales method.
New technologies implemented
On the technical side, it was necessary to introduce the New General Ledger with New Asset Accounting and to restructure customers and suppliers under SAP. New technologies such as SAP Fiori also had to be implemented.
"With the successful S/4HANA migration, we have established the base camp for future
summits and our pioneering role in transformation projects", emphasizes Prof. Dr. Herbert Schuster, Chief Information Officer of the SNP Group.
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