Centralized procurement functions for an international seed producer

An international seed manufacturer approached apsolut to centralize its procurement functions as part of a company-wide transformation. At the same time, the project is intended to support the company's plan to expand further and pursue its IT strategy of switching from on-premise to SAP cloud solutions. The goal of the SAP S/4HANA Central Procurement implementation was to harmonize and automate procurement processes for a shared service center, ensure compliance with rules and guidelines, and reduce maverick buying. At the same time, the project is intended to serve as a basis for further optimizations such as Robotics and Machine Learning.

Some additional measures are planned: A global rollout in other regions, including the integration of additional SAP ECC on-premise systems, is being considered, as well as the relocation of further national companies to the SAP S/4HANA cloud. The enablement of direct product categories such as Stock Material and Material Masters is planned.

The following objectives have been achieved so far:

  • Successful Go-Lives with a total of around 2,000 end users
  • Very positive feedback from end users for the user-friendliness of the application
  • Fast implementation and rollout after the pilot go lives due to a "Ready-to-Run" cloud solution with out-of-the-box integration to the SAP ERP systems
  • Key functional innovations through SAP's quarterly delivery of a new cloud version

 

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Webinar in cooperation with SAP: Ensure Compliance with the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG) in your company and your Supply Chain

Learn in this webinar from SAP and apsolut how you can map the requirements of the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG) with SAP solutions and integrate them into your existing procurement processes. Get exclusive insights into planned solution scenarios and into the experiences of the household appliance manufacturer Vorwerk, which is currently in the process of implementing a solution to meet the LkSG requirements.

Language: English

2023-01-24 Online

Webinar in cooperation with SAP: Ensure Compliance with the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG) in your company and your Supply Chain

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