9th March 2015
Ferrero, world leader in the confectionery industry, with the support of
Syskoplan Reply, a Reply Group company specialising in consulting services and SAP technology implementation, won the SAP award for the successful implementation of its new Business Intelligence architecture, based on the SAP HANA in-memory technology. The solution has enabled Ferrero to respond to the increasing need to process information in innovative ways so as to provide the company with advanced real-time analysis tools.
Enzo Bertolini, Ferrero Group CIO, said, "We've seen an overall substantial improvement in the performance of the BI platform. However, the most significant contribution to value was obtained during the process of preparing the preliminary data for the weekly production planning cycle. This involves more than 50 markets and 21 plants worldwide".
Syskoplan Reply was chosen by Ferrero for having understood requirements from the very beginning and for having supported the client in all phases of the project from orientation and migration from the previous Data Warehouse to innovative SAP HANA technology and to the re-engineering and simplification of information structure until actual implementation.
"The award given to Ferrero fills us with pride" said Filippo Rizzante CTO at Reply – "Ferrero and Syskoplan Reply teams have demonstrated excellent teamwork in the implementation of the new SAP HANA Business Intelligence solution. In addition to adapting technology, the objective of the project was to strongly define all business areas in order to obtain an essential tool for strategic decisions".
"Having one of the main European Competence Centres for SAP solutions" - continues Rizzante - "means being capable of offering innovation on the entire stack, combining the dominion of application suites with the main vertical solutions for industry employing known expertise in the areas: SAP CLOUD, the Internet of Things, SAP HANA real-time analytics platform, real time user experience with SAP Fiori and hybris omni-channel commerce solutions".
A key partner for the development of applications on a global level in the "SAP Partner Edge" programme, Syskoplan Reply is investing in new technologies, such as augmented reality with intelligent glasses and in the development of predictive maintenance and service solutions in cooperation with industrial partners and universities. For its innovative services in SAP HANA in-memory implementation, Syskoplan Reply has also received the SAP Quality Award in Germany for having supported the integration of SAP CRM solutions on HANA at the client SCHOTT.
"We are very happy that the SAP Quality Award has been assigned to an Italian best-in-class company like Ferrero, for an advanced Business Intelligence project based on our in-memory platform SAP HANA", says Luisa Arienti, Managing Director SAP Italy. "SAP is always committed to support organizations in their innovation journey, thanks to our very skilled partners like Syskoplan Reply, able to interpret and meet customer needs and get the most of our innovative solutions".
Syskoplan Reply is a Reply Group company that focuses on consulting services and implementation of SAP technology. Syskoplan Reply partners with its clients to introduce innovative solutions in support of processes, thanks to its strong emphasis on HANA, SAP CLOUD, the Internet of Things, real-time analytics on the HANA platform and the new user experience with SAP Fiori. This approach is the point of excellence of Syskoplan Reply and main benchmark for companies that intend to migrate to Cloud, Digital and Customer-Supplier Centric models.
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