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Elster Metering Ltd. (UK): SAP ERP Implementation

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Head of UK IT, Elster Metering Limited

Elster Metering Ltd. (UK): SAP ERP Implementation

 

Customer:

Elster Metering Limited (UK)

 

Project:

Implementation and Roll-Out of SAP ERP

 

Business Area(s):

ERP

 

Initial Situation:

After the earlier development of a globally valid “Global Business Blueprint” with SAP reference organisation structures, processes and customising and subsequent roll-outs to the Netherlands, Belgium, additional plants in Germany and Slovakia, now SAP was to be implemented at the four UK sites/business units of Elster Metering Ltd, using the global concept and project approach.

 

Solution:

Implementation/roll-out in the United Kingdom (4 separate rollouts for the four UK sites/business units)

  • Project management
  • Development of the local business blueprints, including evaluation, redesign, and optimization of existing business processes.
  • Introduction of SD, MM, PS, PP, IM, CATS, FI, CO and CO-PA.
  • Development of interfaces to satellite-systems
  • Support in the organizational implementation of a Shared Service Centre Finance for the whole UK business.
  • Roll-out of existing Business Warehouse reports (e.g. order entry/order backlog) and creation of new reports (e.g. delivery performance to customers, inventory reports)
  • Data takeover from legacy systems – all units had their separate systems (e.g. BAAN, Opera, Smartvision and two individually developed ERP systems)
  • Key and end-user training
  • Technical and user documentation
  • Go-live support
  • Ongoing support.