Award-winning SAP S/4 HANA conversion:
Mayer Group receives the SAP Quality Award
Heilbronn, December 16, 2019: The Mayer Group, together with T.CON and the support of AICOMP, completed a very complex SAP S/4HANA Transition project in only eight months and received the “SAP Quality Award” in the category “Fast Delivery” from SAP Germany.
The “SAP Quality Award” stands for successful SAP implementations in terms of company added value and realization in time and budget.
Within the conversion project, the current system landscape based on SAP ERP ECC 6.0 was converted to SAP S/4HANA 1809. In addition to a large number of affected modules (FI/CO/MM/WM/SD/LE/PP), a third-party solution for Variant Configuration also works smoothly with the new system landscape. SAP S/4HANA could become the new digital core of the Mayer Group.
For the Mayer Group, the focus of the implementation was always on technology and the associated rapid conversion. “We will continue to develop existing processes after the end of the project. Even innovation projects such as the introduction of Fiori interfaces or real-time analytics are deliberately only started after the end of this project”, says Elena Krause, Managing Director at mayer-digital. “Our approach can serve as a blueprint for many middle-class businesses. We were thus able to handle the conversion cleanly and at the same time ensure that our IT and users were not overwhelmed”.
The go-live was rewarded on a weekend in mid-May 2019 with a precision landing in terms of time and budget without risking production downtime.
Krause emphasizes as a success factor for the successful project implementation the joint control of the project progress and the very good teamwork. Elisabeth Hötzinger, head of the S/4HANA Competence Center at T.CON, adds: “We have addressed the issue of quality assurance in every phase, thus creating the prerequisites for a smooth go-live.
True to the motto “A new core as the basis for innovation”, the Mayer Group has thus laid the foundation for further developing its own business around a contemporary digital core. One of the next steps for Elena Krause, together with her IT team, is therefore to tackle further innovation projects and drive forward the digitalization strategy of the Mayer Group. The SAP Quality Award for the project was presented on behalf of the whole team to Stefan Wenzel, Head of IT-Consulting at mayer-digital GmbH & Co. KG and Elena Krause this year during a sports and evening event on Friday, December 13, 2019 in the SAP Arena Mannheim.