Customer Success Stories

Siemens Wind Power A/S: Project Planning, Consolidation & Reporting

Siemens Wind Power A/S: Project Planning, Consolidation & Reporting

 

Customer:

Siemens Wind Power A/S & their international subsidiaries 

 

Project:

Concept and implementation of a multi-national project planning, forecasting, consolidation and reporting tool

 

Business Area(s):

Business Intelligence

 

Initial Situation:

Following a period of rapid expansion, Siemens Wind Power found that their existing Excel-based approach to project forecasting and reporting lacked the stability required to deliver accurate, timely information for financial reporting. When it came to the monthly rolling forecast, Commercial Project Managers (CPMs) were spending too much time acting as "information gatherers", reducing the amount of time available to actually manage their project(s).

 

Solution:

Together with our partner, FAS, PIKON developed a project forecasting and reporting concept to allow Siemens to financially forecast and control small- to large-scale projects which often span a number of Siemens Wind Power entities around the globe. PIKON was also responsible for the implementation in SAP Business Warehouse (BW). Utilising the capabilities of BW Integrated Planning (BW-IP), we developed an application which:

  • Extracted overall project plan and actual values from various SAP ERP systems
  • Integrated with the Siemens Wind Power production forecasting tool
  • Enabled CPMs to perform their rolling project forecast, with the assistance of automatic distribution functions
  • Delivered project financial reports, which also included automatic currency and project consolidation for those projects where more than one Siemens entity was involved

During the course of the project, PIKON performed the following tasks:

  • Analysis and optimisation of the current planning & controlling processes
  • Identification of KPIs and required source data
  • Creation of a business and technical blueprint for implementation
  • Complete data & process modelling (inc. custom extractors, data flow)
  • Technical implementation of BW-IP functions (e.g. distribution functions)
  • BEx Analyzer & Web Report Creation
  • Integration Testing
  • End-user training
  • User Acceptance Testing support
  • Go-live and post-go-live support
  • Ongoing support and maintenance (e.g. change requests, end-user support)
  • Evaluation of a potential BW-on-HANA migration
  • Handover to the internal IT organisation