Learnings From Siemens Gamesa’s Global Digital Transformation Journey

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), presents a strong case for digital transformation driven by the merger of Siemens AG’s wind power business with Gamesa in April 2017. The merged company, called Siemens Gamesa, makes clean energy more affordable and reliable, offering one of the industry’s broadest product portfolios and industry-leading service solutions.

As with most mergers, two diverse sets of business processes and IT landscapes increased the complexity of doing business multifold. The combined company had 12 legacy ERP applications, including ten disparate SAP instances, 1300 other peripheral applications, and 22 manufacturing plants globally – with no standardization across processes and systems.

In 2019, Siemens Gamesa partnered with Infosys to standardize its processes, reduce complexity, and cost of operations. After careful consideration, the team zeroed in on SAP S/4HANA as the product platform, and a Greenfield implementation approach was recommended to bring in harmonization and standardization.

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