A lack of globally harmonized processes, region-specific data models, reduced reporting capabilities and relatively high maintenance costs were hindering AkzoNobel in its efforts to achieve high performance. Furthermore, as the company’s existing SAP solution was nearing the end of its lifecycle, it was at risk of being unable to source the level of support it required for the continuation of its operations at an optimal level. AkzoNobel’s aging SAP solution also hindered its ability to rapidly adapt its systems to changing conditions and requirements, such as business structure changes, mergers and acquisitions.
To address these challenges, AkzoNobel made the decision to implement a new global SAP solution built on the latest release of the software. Deep industry and SAP experience, global delivery capabilities and a proven track record made Accenture the natural choice for AkzoNobel to team with on its journey to becoming a high-performance business.