A Fortune 100 oil and gas company implements SAP S/4HANA to improve business processes and reduce spend.
Our client was seeking a partner to help standardize their platforms to improve business continuity and reduce technology integration costs associated with acquisitions. They were making significant investments in enterprise-wide business process standardization practices, including the first ever Greenfield implementation of SAP’s S/4HANA platform within the oil and gas industry. The new platform would allow our client to cohesively reorganize and radically simplify processes. We were chosen as a strategic partner because of our history effectively servicing the oil and gas industry and our demonstrated SAP skill set expertise.
Our team provided senior SAP business analysts and solution architects to establish two functional teams for the client’s implementation, which helped balance resource demand between projects and production support. We developed a core team to provide steady-state production support for the legacy SAP environment, and a flex team to provide business process excellence and S/4HANA configuration delivery across multiple project work streams. Consultants from both teams also partnered with our client’s full-time employees to provide knowledge transfer and process documentation so they could continue to maintain and support the new system after the go-live. Throughout the engagement, we provided Workforce Management services to manage team retention, increase visibility with stakeholders, and allocate project resources across multiple work streams seamlessly. Functional process areas in the scope included:
Process Improvements Resulting in $1 Million Total Cost Savings
- Hydrocarbon Supply Chain Management (Oil/SCM)
- Order to Cash (SAP/Salesforce)
- Procure to pay (SAP/Ariba)
- Hire to Retire (SAP/Successfactors)
- Record to Report (SAP/S/4HANA)
As a result of our support, the client successfully migrated their systems to SAP S/4HANA, promoting standardization and process improvement across the organization. Our program was highly flexible to scale up and down based on project demands, eliminating wasteful project delays and down time and reducing spend. Additionally, the combination of our core and flex teams helped to distribute costs by allowing for flexible allocation of resources according to fluctuating demand and shifting project timelines. The combination of our resource allocation strategy and highly competitive rates ultimately resulted in $1M total cost savings for the client.