SAP HANA Central Finance Streamlines Companies for Growth and Acquisitions

Growth often means integrating acquisitions into an existing landscape. SAP S/4HANA, BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation) and Central Finance solve this challenge. Use BPC for simple consolidations each month for a light and fast integration. Leverage Central Finance to synchronize financial transactions. Run all finance operations in SAP S/4HANA. Finally, migrate the acquisition into SAP S/4HANA at the pace that fits your strategic plans.

Challenges

  • While moving to S/4 Hana, client has a choice to rebuild a vast warehouse and logistics system resulting in 200% of the project budget alone; or, keep the system in place and run financials, sales, and procurement from two separate systems

Solution

  • Ketch deployed SAP Central Finance and SLT server connecting both the new S/4 HANA instance and the client’s legacy server. With Central Finance running, the client operates finance and accounting from one system

Results

  • By positioning SAP Central Finance between the two systems, the client has choices when to sunset their logistics system or any other part of the existing ERP; it can be maintained for years or scheduled in the next budget cycle
  • Now the new S/4 HANA system is the finance system of record and manages all banking activities and central payments for procuremen

“Ketch Partners served as the Program Management of the SAP implementation where we worked together. I worked with them as part of the program leadership overseeing the SAP implementation. Ketch has some of the finest SAP program managers I have come across amongst the several SAP projects I have been a part of. During the time I worked together with Ketch they have been instrumental in providing inputs and suggestions on SAP program deliverables, processes, program improvements and all other aspects of the program. I always like to lead SAP programs together with peers that are honest, upfront, hardworking, dedicated and self-respected. Ketch has been exceptional and excelled in all these categories. Again, Ketch has some of the best SAP managers I have ever worked with and would recommend them to any SAP program as genuine and able leaders.”

Deepak Mandrekar, iii Technologies, Inc.

“I worked together with Ketch Partners CEO (Chris York) in different roles during my time at SAP. Chris is a true IT service professional combining tremendous leadership capabilities with outstanding Retail Industry and SAP solution knowledge. He has great customer focus, active listening skills, effective communication to C-level audiences, and keep everybody focused on the decision making process.”

Michael Braine, SVP, CIO Retail and Optical Services at Luxottica

“Ketch Partners were the Global Program Managers for our SAP implementation at Tyco International. They personally led the implementation at one of our largest manufacturing plants. Ketch demonstrated great leadership that helped us be successful at implementing such a massive change at our plant. Their experience helped us sidestep many pitfalls that would have cost us thousands of extra dollars. Their strength is leading projects and managing an aggressive timeline. Their approach is regimented but still flexible to get everyone’s buy-in and support. I highly recommend Ketch Partners for their leadership skills and abilities. They were a pleasure to work with!”

John Ward III, Tyco Valves and Controls

“Ketch Partners are the commensurate SAP IS-Retail professionals; they are the model against which all others should be judged. Having worked with IS-Retail from both the user and consulting sides, their knowledge of retail in general and SAP IS-Retail specifically is extensive and in depth. They have the unique ability to get to the essence of a detailed issue, develop an integrated solution and then explain that solution to the non-technical users in a language they can understand. They successfully brought the ASAP methodology to the chaos of a very complex BI Retail Reporting project we worked on together for over a year. It is without hesitation that I would recommend Ketch for any SAP project and would gladly join their team. You cannot get anyone better than Ketch.”

Alec Felder, Wipro Technologies

“Ketch Partners is an extremely well organized, detail oriented, hardworking and driven team. They won all round appreciation from both the project team and the client for their work. Their excellent understanding of SAP and retail provided very practical and valuable insights in all aspects of the project.”

Suketu Mehta, Best Buy

“Ketch is a very experienced and knowledgeable SAP resource that have had the pleasure of working with for the past year on our Best Buy International SAP BI implementations. Their thorough understanding of Retail and SAP were an immense benefit to me personally and to Best Buy. In addition to supporting me at the Program level, Ketch provided strong leadership in key project areas such as business solution design, testing and production cut over. Their blend of business and technical knowledge enabled them to be very effective.”

Jim Krautbauer, Wipro Technologies

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