thyssenkrupp Digital Transformation Initiatives

About the Customer

ThyssenKrupp is a diversified industrial group with 155,000 employees and a growing share of capital goods and service businesses and traditional strengths in materials. The business operations are organized in five business area: Components Technology, Elevator Technology, Industrial Solutions, Materials Services, Steel Europe.

Scope and Challenges

Diversified industrials major, ThyssenKrupp was blighted by a disparate and highly complex IT architecture comprised of over 100 SAP ERP systems and over 150 non-SAP ERP systems. To make matters worse, these different ERPs had their own interfaces with over 2,000 bank accounts around the world.

A group-wide project – codenamed daproh – was launched in 2015. Focusing on data and process harmonisation, it provided the catalyst for ThyssenKrupp team to begin solving these issues and build a global payments platform. With the company looking to move to a single instance of SAP, the treasury team had to devise a way of creating a central platform that would enable it to standardise, warehouse and utilise all the data on the disparate ERP systems. Spotting an opportunity, ThyssenKrupp also wanted to move away from ad hoc host-to-host (H2H) connectivity with the banks, instead using EBICS or SWIFT to communicate with the Group’s banks from the central ERP.

Outcome and Implications

As ThyssenKrupp upgraded the Group’s ERP system to SAP S/4 HANA 1610, ThyssenKrupp took the chance to upgrade to the latest version of Hanse Orga FinanceSuite. The solution gives thyssenkrupp the ability to seamlessly connect its disparate ERP systems to the new central ERP whilst these are phased out. The solution takes the data from the old ERP systems and converts it into a standardised format that is compatible with the latest version of SAP that ThyssenKrupp is using.

In addition to SAP S/4 HANA, ThyssenKrupp also selected SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central to standardize and harmonize its HR data and processes globally. By choosing this solution, ThyssenKrupp expects to simplify HR processes, reduce complexity, increase operational efficiency and support future technological progress and innovations.

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“We were once again very impressed with how smooth this process as – it took place without any major issues,” he says. “Indeed, throughout our partnership with Hanse Orga, we have been very impressed with its ability to meet our wishes quickly and efficiently, even when we have bespoke in-country requirements in markets like Brazil, for instance, Complexity, lack of standardization, lack of connectivity and lack of automation created many problems,” said Peter Kellner, Group Processes and Information Technology, ThyssenKrupp.


ThyssenKrupp Allee 1
Essen, 45143 , NRW
Germany
+49 201-82804
https://www.thyssenkrupp.com/
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