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CLIENT CASE STUDY


Sap-Enabled Excellence In Finance
Improving operational performance
and financial reporting for a
forest products company

01

Overview

A large forest industry company sought to establish a finance shared service center but was challenged with separate systems for each of its five businesses.

Accenture worked closely with the company to provide SAP consulting and technology services to design, build and test a financial services platform as well as deploy and support it. The platform now serves as the foundation for a high-performing finance service center, which provides accurate and transparent financial reporting across the enterprise.

02

How We
Helped

With deep SAP knowledge as well as extensive experience integrating finance transactions from numerous, separate systems to one platform, Accenture worked closely with the company to design, build, test, deploy and provide support for a financial services platform built on SAP ECC 6.0.

Accenture Drew Upon Its Proprietary Accenture Delivery Methods, Providing A Strong Project Methodology To:

Establish scope and budget Establish scope
and budget
Develop a migration validation tool Develop a migration
validation tool
Maintain the integrity of the master data Maintain the integrity
of the master data
Minimize complexity and costs, and reduce the overall cutover time of the roll-outs Minimize complexity and
costs, and reduce the overall
cutover time of the roll-outs

03

Results

The company now has a financial services platform with:

Harmonized master data Harmonized
Master Data
Improved compliance and controls Improved
compliance and
controls
Better support for consolidation and internal reconciliation Better support
for consolidation
and internal
reconciliation
Enhanced possibilities for job rotation within the finance function Enhanced possibilities
for job rotation within
the finance function

The solution is providing more cost effective and better quality financial services across the organization. And, as a result of the savings generated from this project, the total investment could be paid back within two years. Furthermore, the company also expects decreased system maintenance costs.

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