An aerospace corporation wanted to transform its heterogeneous IT landscape for better visibility into financial operations and data reporting. The IT ecosystem of 100s of applications was maintained by 10-15 service providers.

Infosys transitioned the applications into a harmonized model for HQ operations as a first step and was later instrumental in implementing S/4HANA to harmonize the IT landscape for the entire Finance domain, the company’s largest division. Our team adopted a standardized service operations model and defined a road map for application as well as vendor consolidation in the finance domain for ERP (transactional applications) and reporting.

 
 

Key Challenges

A heterogeneous IT landscape resulted in disparate IT service operations, which was compounded by a multi-vendor support model:

  • Obsolescence
    An archaic ERP system with 20+ year old disparate processes prevented standardization across subsidiaries in different regions
  • Redundancy Duplication of applications and absence of master data led to complex and inaccurate data reporting
  • Siloed operations Lack of visibility into finance and reporting at the headquarters level spread across systems

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The Solution

IT landscape transformation enables process harmonization across the aerospace enterprise

At the outset, Infosys consolidated applications at the client’s headquarters and migrated them to a harmonized operations model. In 6-8 months, our team migrated ITSM tools maintained by several vendors to a single enterprise tool on Remedy.

In the second phase, our team focused on the finance domain of their largest division. Within four months transitioned and implemented a harmonized IT operations model for hundreds of finance applications.

Infosys defined a road map to consolidate the application landscape and build a robust, unified finance system. Our team undertook application consolidation and migration to a three-tier architecture across three landscapes to develop a finance ecosystem:

  • Transactional:
    Undertaking migration of finance transactional ERP applications to a common S/4HANA CFIN-based architecture
  • Reporting:
    Deployed Business Warehouse on HANA-based consolidated reporting architecture for financial reporting
  • UI visualization:
    Integrated platform for user interface and visualization for UX / UI application developments

IT and process harmonization enables faster time-to-market

  • Seamless support model across financial transactional and reporting applications including SAP S/4HANA and non-SAP bespoke applications
  • Financial process automation: Re-engineered financial process and deployed RPA using UiPath
  • Financial Cockpit: One-stop cockpit delivers financial KPIs and chatbot implementation for quick voice query-based reports
  • IFS Command Center: SAP Fiori-based centralized monitoring dashboard addresses different system landscapes
  • Established Robotics / Automation CoE
  • Developed SAP Fiori / UI5-based App Factory for prompt Fiori / UI5 application delivery
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Benefits

Consolidated application platform for business intelligence built on HANA

Consolidated application platform for business intelligence built on HANA

Integrated finance driven by Lean Six Sigma, streamlined processes and master data

Integrated finance driven by Lean Six Sigma, streamlined processes and master data

Faster time-to-market, automation and consolidation across divisions

Faster time-to-market, automation and consolidation across divisions