Customer Success Stories

Henkel: SAP ERP integration for several companies

Henkel: SAP ERP integration for several companies

 

Customer:

Henkel Group - Scandinavia region

 

Project:

SAP ERP integration for several legal entities

 

Business Area(s):

ERP

 

Initial Situation:

In Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, Henkel had separate legal entities. The challenge was to integrate these company codes and their inter-company processes to reduce cost and gain leverage. Eventually this meant centralising all financial, controlling and logistical activities into one company, Henkel Norden AB located in Sweden.

 

Solution: 

  • Development of automatic inter-company billing process (the complete flow, not only the sales flow in the selling affiliate, but also the vendor invoice posting in the receiving affiliate)
  • Mapping old local processes and integration into Henkel Norden approved processes
  • Ensuring that MM/SD processes are correctly integrated in the finance and controlling requirements (ensure correct process integration between various modules and teams)
  • Implementation of FI validation rules, in order to help prevent incorrect financial postings from users
  • Implementation of LSMW for master data migration activities (mainly material master related)
  • Data migration programs for open purchase orders using LSMW
  • Redesign of controlling concept using internal order settlement and cost center-cycles to CO-PA, cross-company code allocations
  • Automation of payment process using OCR features
  • Facilitation of a fast period-close process

This included the following activities:

  • Proposal and definition of new organisational structure in blueprint phase
  • Definition of new processes
  • Verification and redesign of FI/CO allocation of processes, therefore understanding Henkel CO guidelines and posting logic
  • Customising activities in CO-PA, SD, MM, FI
  • Participation in project management
  • User training
  • Catalyst in the go-live process
  • Post-go-live support