Established in 1879, Prysmian Group is the global leader in the cable systems industry.
With 112 plants worldwide and operations in over 50 countries, the group is listed among the top organisations for dimension and complexity of its SAP® system. Mind The Value has been chosen by Prysmian Group as its main SAP® Worldwide Consolidation Partner. Together with Prysmian, Mind The Value has designed and implemented one of the first and largest migrations to SAP S/4® in the world.
Duration: March 2019 – February 2020
Approach: Brownfield Migration
Countries: USA, Canada
Company Codes: 5
Production Locations: 9
SAP® Plants: 29
Applications: SAP S/4 Hana® Cloud
Functional: SCP, PSE, FPM, P2P, OTC, DEV
Business: Cable and Accessories (Energy, Fiber, Telecom)
The existing 1C system was split, creating a new environment for North America. Out-of-scope data were deleted while cross master data governance and cross systems flows were implemented. Interface integration was redesigned, and a testing procedure was performed before system validation.
The new system was upgraded to S/4 Hana®. Mandatory simplification items were adopted and functional mandatory changes were deployed. Kernel interface was adopted, with adjustments to the local custom code and the query. A testing procedure was performed before upgrade validation.
Migrating from an Integrated SAP ECC Worldwide® system to SAP S/4 Hana® presented a high level of complexity. The main challenge was to create two totally integrated environments able to work as one without impacting ongoing processes and business. Mind The Value successfully managed to complete the migration by splitting the process into two stages, creating a new SAP® environemnt for North America fully integrated with the already existing Integrated SAP ECC Worldwide® system.