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Tennant Digital Transformation Initiatives

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About the Customer

The Tennant Company is a company with about 3000 employees that provides cleaning products and solutions. It is a company that is listed in the New York Stock Exchange.

Tennant's products are used to clean and coat surfaces. The Company operates through the following operating segments: North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. The company was founded in Minneapolis by George H. Tennant as a woodworking business in 1870. It was incorporated in 1909. Tennant is U.S. market leader in cleaning equipment

Scope and Challenges

Tennant Company  needed help with merging multiple systems used for the change process, had a problem to ensure global accuracy and completeness of change orders while reducing time spent validating change order status, standardizing core processes and ensure data quality as a foundation for a more complete product lifecycle management project, and reduce selling, general, and administrative expenses. Tennant Company decides to use SAP ®PLM for smooth transformation.

Tennant engaged SAP Leonardo to help them plan the second generation of Internet of Things initiative. They leveraged the core information and integrate the HANA platform to provide a holistic look for customers, it was very helpful in framing a different perspective of looking at its sustainable design from the machine device communication all the way through a scalable Big Data environment to manage machines from around the world all built around the SAP Hanan database and Business Objects.

Outcome and Implications

Benefits from the implementation of SAP ®PLM application includes functionality for workflow and bill of materials, change, and document management, a single source of truth for all product data via one global instance, globally aligned processing workflow and material master setup utility that ensures data quality. Also enhanced change accuracy, provided business warehouse analytics for continuous process improvement, improved global visibility of changes in the process.

Using SAP Leonardo, customers can see access to their equipment assets and the data utilization from the machine geolocation information where machines are located it's interesting to watch what light bulbs come on for them to see machine data as they've never seen it before.

Quotes

“...Further, we were able to shift high-value resources from change management to more strategic activities,” said Jason LaPlante, Business Process Governance, Tennant Company.

“We dramatically improved the efficiency, quality, global consistency, and traceability of the change processes within Tennant Company...” said Jason LaPlante, Business Process Governance, Tennant Company.


701 N. Lilac Drive
Minneapolis, 55422 , MN
USA
1 800-553-8033
https://www.tennantco.com/
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Enterprise Software & Cloud Applications Purchased by Tennant


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