Friday, January 27, 2012

British American Tobacco project is about to start a single SAP

British American Tobacco is expected to begin in September 2012 to try out new single SAP enterprise resource system.

More than 180 markets in the business of the company, is planning to 2016 in all business aspects of a comprehensive new system began trial from Malaysia, and is implemented in the Asia Pacific region.

It will replace the British American Tobacco is currently in the global business in the SAP system using six, and three years ago using the SAP system and CS3 62 local ERP systems.

British American Tobacco would like to take a new, single global SAP system, because more than one SAP system to the existing standard is difficult.

"The biggest problem is trying to regulate the SAP system has been used it is very, very difficult to change."

"We have to add more things for them to make them ... This standardization increases the global cost. In the same way using several SAP's efficiency is very low," BAT data in a single SAP project director Joan · Wei Neisi said.

The company's independent quality assurance and external management consultants partner with a magnet to implement the system.

Magnet company from the outset of this project to work with British American Tobacco, from the design stage to implementation and deployment phase. This is regarded as BAT's an unusual move, because the company usually only for the quality assurance stage.

"This is used to reduce project risk," Wei Neisi said. "The project is very expensive, requires a lot of time to do it right is absolutely important."

He added: "This is not a money thing - the first success of the project will be able to make savings."

Weinei Si said, with a magnet company, British American Tobacco on the project to a wider field of vision, technology and processes to help ensure effective implementation.

British American Tobacco also use a magnet to carry out similar projects in the advantages of previous experience.

In the first phase, the new SAP system will include a series of processes, including technology, spare parts management, production planning, purchasing and logistics. The integration of a number of different product specifications solutions, British American Tobacco will be the first time, start the SAP functionality in the product specifications.

After commissioning of the project, as the second phase of the system, it will be the implementation of human resources software and SAP's advanced planner and optimizer systems.