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Process Manufacturing

Company – A Global Food Product Process Manufacturer
Industry – Process Manufacturing
Global Scale – $5+ billion in Revenue

Business Goals

  • Business Growth – Needed to define common planning and reporting processes to eliminate region silos and thereby optimize global sales, pricing, transfer pricing, and operations
  • Business Efficiencies – Replace legacy system comprised of SAP BPS / IP, Excel, and Hyperion Enterprise
  • Business Effectiveness – Implement a solution to identify the underlying causes of a significant spike in operating (non-production) expenses

Implementation Highlights

  • Define a Common Process – Across the organization, including representatives from 20+ countries, speaking 7 languages in our initial Blueprint sessions
  • SAP Integrated ERP, BI and EPM functionality
  • Utilization of the Product Costing Module–in their planning solution
  • Integrated sales plan – With expense plans, operations plan, materials and inventory, as well as balance sheet and cash flow

Business Benefits from SAP BPC on HANA

  • Delivered on the promise of a common global planning process
  • Created first set of regional and line of business cash flow reporting capabilities
  • Identifying troubling transfer pricing processes that were then addressed via a business process transformation initiative
  • Incorporated strategic planning around initiatives for A) new product lines, and B) green / sustainability