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CLIENT CASE STUDY


SAP HANA at Schott

Developing a high-level migration roadmap for enhanced business value

OVERVIEW

SCHOTT WAS FACING THE QUESTION OF HOW AND WHEN TO MIGRATE ITS SAP INFRASTRUCTURE AND LANDSCAPE TO HANA.

The company sought input on new opportunities to transform its business and internal operations, and reduce total cost of ownership. In considering a HANA implementation, it needed a deeper understanding of the cost implications, workforce and technical requirements, and impact on existing reporting models. Collaborating with Accenture, SCHOTT now has a high-level roadmap with checkpoints and dependencies, including recommendations for the sequence of system migration.

HOW WE HELPED

WE COLLABORATED WITH SCHOTT TO ASSESS KEY SAP APPLICATIONS WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THE PROGRAM—WITH A FOCUS ON ERP AND ANALYTICS.

This effort included conducting a systems landscape analysis, gathering data on SCHOTT’S current state, defining a future state based on HANA capabilities and assessing available HANA options—including pain points and potential benefits.

To ensure the development of a successful solution, the HANA code profiler was employed to help assess the integrity of SCHOTT’S current system. Accenture’s Business Value Insight Framework was also used to assess HANA-related benefits of the potential roadmap.

RESULTS

WITHIN FIVE MONTHS, SCHOTT HAD A HIGH-LEVEL SAP HANA ROADMAP WITH CHECKPOINTS AND DEPENDENCIES.

This roadmap includes assessments and recommendations for:

Future transformation

Future
Transformation


How to move SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business warehouse (BW) from the current set-up to S/4HANA, balancing benefits and risks.

Target architecture

Target
Architecture


How to maximize resource allocation and minimize total cost of ownership through the recommendation of a future architecture

Technical readiness

Technical
Readiness


Requirements and dependencies of the technical HANA components provided after prerequisite checks for SAP ERP and BW

"Accenture has, and continues, to help us develop an SAP HANA roadmap, which we believe will lead to major benefits, such as reducing total cost of ownership. We appreciate Accenture’s guidance and great collaboration with us as we confidently move forward to realizing roadmap 2.0."

BERND KOSLOWSKI
Head of CoE Applications
SCHOTT
 

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