The client is a multinational corporation headquartered in Switzerland, operating mainly in the power and automation technology areas. It is one of the world's largest engineering companies with operations in around 100 countries and approximately 110,000 employees.
The client was looking for an implementation partner to completely enhance its SAP environment in order to achieve a robust system compliant with the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), and to retire custom objects and replace them with standard SAP functionality. The client wanted to implement business process changes, identify process key controls in SAP and implement the authorization framework mandated by SOX. It wanted the upgraded and enhanced system to be delivered within timelines of the compliance calendar.
The key business challenges included multiple reporting units and fragmentation of business with process uniqueness. Some other business challenges involved:
The Infosys solution was focused on revitalization of the client's SAP landscape and involved the following components:
Infosys started off with a two-week System Assessment to identify upgrade effort and key compliance requirements. We embarked on parallel execution of Technical Upgrade and Functional Enhancements, instead of the conventional and less risky sequential or staggered approach, to reduce cost and meet time targets. We followed a Program approach to contain business continuity and compliance risks. We de-risked delivery by tailoring ValueSAP Upgrade Roadmap to mesh in functionality changes. A matrix organization was created for the project team to achieve seamless knowledge sharing and optimum resource utilization. The highlights of the Infosys Upgrade Solution were:
All the key milestones of the SAP Revitalization Program were achieved on schedule and within budget. Some of the business benefits delivered to the client were:
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