Discover the latest software purchases and digital transformation initiatives being undertaken by pladis Global and its business and technology executives. Each quarter our research team identifies on-prem and cloud applications that are being used by the 17000 pladis Global employees from the public (Press Releases, Customer References, Testimonials, Case Studies and Success Stories) and proprietary sources.
During our research, we have identified that pladis Global has purchased the following applications: SAP S/4 HANA Finance for ERP Financial in 2018, SAP S/4 HANA for ERP Financial in 2017, SAP BW (Business Warehouse) for Data Warehouse in 2016 and the related IT decision-makers and key stakeholders.
Our database provides customer insight and contextual information on which enterprise applications and software systems pladis Global is running and its propensity to invest more and deepen its relationship with SAP or identify new suppliers as part of their overall Digital and IT transformation projects to stay competitive, fend off threats from disruptive forces, or comply with internal mandates to improve overall enterprise efficiency.
We have been analyzing pladis Global revenues, which have grown to $4.20 billions in 2019, plus its IT budget and roadmap, cloud software purchases, aggregating massive amounts of data points that form the basis of our forecast assumptions for pladis Global intention to invest in emerging technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, IoT, Blockchain, Autonomous Database or in cloud-based ERP, HCM, CRM, EPM, Procurement or Treasury applications.
About the Customer
Established in 2016, pladis Global is a biscuit, chocolate, and confectionery company that comprises longstanding, pedigree brands with more than 20.000 employees. The company offers its products worldwide. pladis Global is headquartered in the United Kingdom.
Scope and Challenges
pladis made the strategic decision in 2017 to drive a new consumer-centric operating model, streamline operations and enable profitable growth by implementing a new digital technology platform. To realize this vision, pladis has embarked on a Digital Transformation journey to create new business capabilities.
The first step on the journey was SAP S/4HANA Cloud – SAP’s Digital Core. Keytree was selected as the SAP partner. One of the main reasons pladis selected Keytree was the culture but also the experience they would bring to the project. We had a great working relationship with Keytree, the pladis team was eager to maximize Keytree’s extensive knowledge of the digital landscape and strong innovation credentials. Keytree’s wide-ranging expertise in ERP and global recognition for SAP Cloud Platform apps was a perfect match for the Digital Transformation voyage on which pladis was embarking. The relationship has proved very successful with the first stage of the implementation for pladis North America live in May 2018 – with Australia and China next in line.
Outcome and Implications
The project had an aggressive timeline, delivering the solution to the North American business in 22 weeks. The project team was split between London, New York and Pennsylvania and delivery followed the ‘SAP Activate’ methodology, aligned with Keytree’s method and delivery toolkit. “Keytree were very good at finding innovative solutions to challenges such as missing functionality and what I loved most about the Keytree team was their can-do attitude and the wealth of experience they brought to the project.” Anthoula Madden – Chief Digital Officer at pladis Global.
The main business benefits are end-to-end visibility and integration as well as automation of processes; elimination of non-value adding tasks while standardizing processes across the company. A single version of the truth, standardized data and timely and accurate brand-product-customer profitability analysis enabled better decision making and improved demand and supply planning.
Keytree has delivered a solution which is easily scalable to support the organization’s ambitions to grow within both existing and emerging markets. Roll-out to future regions is underway in the Asia Pacific with Australia and China top of the list – delivered by the core Keytree delivery team and Keytree APJ and China.
“One of the main reasons pladis selected Keytree was the culture but also the experience they would bring to the project. We had a great working relationship with Keytree – the consultants were very competent and collaborative, so we had great confidence in them, which is essential when trying to do something quickly.” -said Anthoula Madden – Chief Digital Officer at pladis Group
“When we began discussions with the pladis team last year we were thrilled. The project was going to involve a huge amount of innovation and was filled with challenges we knew Keytree was ideally placed to tackle. As S/4HANA Cloud is a relatively new and evolving innovation, together with pladis Global we were at the forefront of Digital Transformation, exactly where Keytree has been since the very beginning.” -said Anthony Aughterson – Director of SAP Consulting at Keytree & Executive Sponsor of the pladis project
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|SAP||SAP ERP ECC 6.0||SAP S/4 HANA||ERP Financial||ERP Financial Management||n/a||Keytree||2017||2017|
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