The Vaillant Group opts for West Trax as a partner to ensure the successful introduction of HANA and S/4HANA

2016-10-10 03:46pm

Vaillant commissioned independent analyst West Trax to provide all the necessary facts, in just a few weeks, for the successful launch of HANA and S/4HANA. Eckhard Kloth, Group CIO of Vaillant sums up: "West Trax was able to provide us with complete transparency about our historically grown SAP system and its use by nearly 3,000 users in all business areas.

We now have all the necessary facts that we need to define the project and business requirements and for a reliable calculation of expenses. In addition to this, we have all the details available to ensure that our system is designed for the future and to remove ballast. This will allow us to drastically reduce the expected costs, especially for the conversion of proprietary developments to S/4HANA."

With the introduction of HANA and S/4HANA, the following activities are at the forefront for Vaillant:

  • Introduction of EHP 7
  • Migration to HANA DB
  • Migration of financial processes to S/4HANA Finance as a first step
  • Complete introduction of S / 4HANA (2017) with the goal to implement all business requirements, mainly with SAP standard functionality

In order to implement these measures efficiently, Vaillant had to create the following prerequisites:

  • Transparency of current system use and the supported business processes in company codes as a basis for future requirements.
  • Fit-gap analysis to identify which requirements are feasible using the future standard, under what conditions and which are not.
  • Identification of in-house developments still required.
  • Definition of necessary adjustments
  • Details and reliable facts for safe project planning and business case evaluation.

Eckhard Kloth: "Only on the basis of these objective facts was our service provider able to create a comprehensive and comprehensible offer in order to successfully carry out the project for our purposes. In addition, this knowledge provides us with sufficient security to minimize project risks and maintain control. "

Diana Bohr, CTO of West Trax: "In many companies SAP landscapes have grown to the point where they seriously lack transparency. Good project preparation is indispensable to avoid unnecessary additional costs and effort. Only with robust facts can users and service providers communicate with each other on the same level and together achieve the defined project goals. "

About Vaillant
The Vaillant Group is a world leader in the development of products and solutions for heating, cooling and hot water. The company develops highly efficient products that save energy, conserve resources, and improve the quality of life. The Vaillant Group reacts flexibly and quickly to current developments on the market - and is characterized by long-term customer orientation.

About West Trax
Since its establishment in 2003, West Trax, an independent analyst company, has specialized in the objective analysis of SAP systems. In addition to a maturity model for SAP systems and a certified KPI model, numerous tools and methods are also used. The analyses cover the areas of future security, costs, productivity, complexity, performance and quality as well as specific investigations in preparation for projects such as upgrades, consolidation or outsourcing. With more than 1,500 analyses, West Trax has a comprehensive benchmark database for comparison purposes. The workshop-free approach in the form of offline analysis requires only minimal customer resources. Results are available in weeks, providing transparency and robust facts as the basis for optimization projects.

Birgit Kasimirski, press and communication
West Trax Germany Ltd. & Co. KG
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