Creating a platform for growth
Graphic Packaging International (GPI), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest producers of fiber-based consumer packaging in the world. GPI’s successful business strategy is a combination of organic growth and strategic M&A. In order to build a simplified operating model for the growing enterprise, GPI selected Accenture to design, build, test and deploy its new SAP® solution. GPI chose SAP 1909 Central Finance®, Group Reporting, MDG and Centralized Payment and Receivable Management solutions for its strong automation capabilities and pathway to full SAP S/4HANA® 1909 functionality. GPI picked Accenture to implement the solution because of our scale, deep understanding of finance and operations, and experience implementing Central Finance–full program went live in 2021.
From the very beginning, GPI’s goal was very clear: to transform its finance function by consolidating financial data from multiple Enterprise Resource Planning solutions (ERPs) and create a more efficient, harmonized and consistent accounting and reporting structure. Project Cornerstone – as GPI called it – focused on three key objectives: