CompanyETG World
BranchAgriculture
ProductsFertilizers, seeds, agro-chemicals, trading of peanuts, peanut oil, cashew, cocoa, agricultural commodities
Number of employees>7,000 globally
Turnover4 billion USD
HeadquartersDubai, United Arab Emirates
Challenges
Challenges
  • Providing a solution that covers SAP and non-SAP landscapes
  • Necessity of SAP Ariba Open API to cater requirements that cannot be met by standard Ariba processes
  • Integration of PR document with S/4 which is not covered by Ariba standard
Solutions
Solutions
  • Integrations of SAP Ariba Buying with SAP S/4HANA 1709 using Cloud Integration Gateway
  • SAP Ariba Open API to extract data that is not part of standard integration
Advantages
Advantages
  • Realtime exchange of purchasing documents like purchase requisition, purchase order, and goods receipt
  • Monitoring of supplier spend is possible at one single location
Why Apsolut
Why apsolut

Highly qualified service provider team with a high level of competence, flexibility and expertise

A PANDEMIC-PROOF PROJECT DELIVERY

ETG World is a world-leading agro conglomerate, headquartered in Dubai. Its main focus is on agricultural growing in Africa. The success of the company is based on a consistent quality policy, which also involves close cooperation with suppliers. ETG World follows an efficient supply chain management and has therefore decided to integrate SAP Ariba Buying, in order to handle the ordering process and cooperation with suppliers via Ariba Network.

Following an evaluation of various service providers, the company chose apsolut to ensure that it would have an experienced and flexible partner to deliver the required integration. The project team, consisting of members from ETG World and apsolut India, began setting up the Cloud Integration Gateway (CIG), in order to integrate SAP Ariba Buying with SAP S/4HANA. In the immediate next step, apsolut configured the CIG in the development system. The customer was involved in the process steps and updated about the current status of the project at any time. The preparation, support, and transparent project reports convinced the customer and made the project a total success.

After the configuration was completed, the customer used the newly gained expertise to set up the production system. apsolut provided training on CIG integration and troubleshooting to ensure that the customer’s project team could now easily activate additional company codes into integration scope. Customer-specific requirements were handled smoothly using solutions developed by apsolut. The entire project starting from the sales phase to hypercare phase was handled remotely by the apsolut team from India. But originally, it was not planned to deliver the whole project remotely. It was the Corona virus hitting India exactly in the kick-off phase and forcing the whole project team to work from home.

 

“With a partner like apsolut, not even a pandemic is able to stop us! When the project started, we were a little skeptical, due to the fact that the project team was unable to meet face-to-face. But we are now delighted to say that all our concerns have proven to be unfounded.“

says Chandrashekhar Saldur - AGM - Global Procurement & Projects.

Fast and smooth integration, despite Corona lockdown

Additional fields were added for SAP Material & Capex Values

Implemented tools

SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway
SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway
SAP Ariba Open API
SAP Ariba Open API

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