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Unilever: Transforming business processes with SAP solutions

Accenture teamed with Unilever to deliver Sirius/Mountain, helping the company make a significant step toward its global One Unilever vision.

OPPORTUNITY

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Co-developing an industrialized implementation approach with the Unilever program management, the team successfully deployed the integrated solution to Unilever’s marketing and sales organizations and 62 factories across 24 European countries. In total, approximately 17,000 users now have access to and use the SAP solution.

Even more impressive than this scale was the speed of deployment. The project team implemented the solution in less than half the time required for less complex SAP programs at other European consumer goods companies—less than three years. Collaborative program management was a key success factor.

Today, Accenture is providing application management services to Unilever’s operations under a seven-year outsourcing arrangement. The arrangement—handling more than 30 application development projects at any one time—has helped minimize the delivery risks associated with the SAP implementation, reduced Unilever’s dependence on locally developed and supported applications and improved IT efficiencies and productivity.

Importantly, it has also allowed Unilever’s program management resources to focus on maximizing the value of the Sirius/Mountain program.