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Mining Behemoth ABM Group Leads the First SAP S/4HANA Digital Transformation Powered by SNP

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The SNP BLUEFIELD™ approach played a pivotal role in the success of our SAP S/4HANA transformation by automating and accelerating multiple complex projects in a single go-live within six months with a minimised downtime of less than 48 hours at minimal cost and risk. The approach leverages the power of software automation together with unparalleled visibility and analytics, allowing you to get the business benefits of S/4HANA right away as compared to traditional methods and ensuring you don't wait years to build up enough historical data for the analytics to work. It thus delivers faster return on investment (ROI), increased business continuity, agility, lower total cost of ownership, improved governance and compliance, said Doni Syamsurianto, Chief Information Officer, PT ABM Investama Tbk.

A highly automated software-driven approach is the ideal enabler for complex data migrations in order to make them fast and secure. The defining characteristic of SNP BLUEFIELD™ is the flexibility to pick the best data and processes for transformation so that our clients can get the business value out of SAP S/4HANA right away. This is the essence of SNP's 25 years of experience from more than 12,500 successful projects. It is the only software-based solution that addresses both business and technology-driven transformations with up to 70% reduction in project time, cost and risk, facilitating significantly enhanced business performance and enabling innovation, stated Gerald Faust, Managing Director and CEO, JAPAC, SNP Transformations SEA Pte Ltd.

The project, triggered by a strategic business and IT decision, needed to be powered by radical changes in ABM's business models through digitalisation, modernisation and convergence. A logical step was to convert its existing on-premise SAP ERP 6.0 EhP7 to the S/HANA 1809 on AWS platform. The key was to analyse and compare systems with an automated software approach, then selectively transform and migrate data with maximum speed, accuracy and efficiency while reducing business disruption with minimised downtime. The project involved multiple aspects like automated selective data migration, carve-out of company codes, move to cloud, non-Unicode to Unicode, mapping and harmonisation of business partner master data within aggressive timeline targets and budgets, explained Dr. Oswin Hartung, Managing Director, JAPAC Delivery for SNP.

SNP is SAP-certified and an SAP OEM Partner. SNP's customer engagements have included some of the largest and most significant S/4HANA projects, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. The company's roster of customers includes Siemens, Kellogg's, L'Oreal, Esprit, Honda and HP Enterprise.