28 October 2016
SEA Group manages the airports of Milano Linate and Milano Malpensa, providing all services and related activities. With the support of Syskoplan Reply, a Reply Group company specializing in consulting services and SAP technology implementation, SEA Group won the SAP Quality Award Gold in the Fast Delivery Category for the successful migration of its SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) solution on SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. The solution has enabled SEA Group to streamline planning and achieve a faster, more accurate close.
Fabio Degli Esposti, SEA Group CIO, said, "SEA Group aims to be one of the world’s leading airport operators, with high and advanced levels of service for passengers and goods. The new BPC solution on SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud provides us with planning, budgeting, financial forecasting, and consolidation tools that can keep up with the fast pace of our business – today and in the future. Syskoplan Reply delivered an outstanding service meeting highest quality standards in a very short time frame for the project."
Syskoplan Reply was chosen by SEA Group after having already successfully migrated the corporate Business Warehouse on HANA Enterprise Cloud and also for the remarkable experience consolidated in similar project with another customer. Completing the project before the six-month closure was considered a “must” and having a partner on-board with consolidated lessons-learned in order to comply with this requirement has been a critical success factor.
The mission of the project is to simplify and improve the overall performance of the process. The whole data load was reduced from more than 3 hours to about half an hours and secondly a complex tableau de bord, that was previously executed in more than 40 minutes, now refreshes in about 3 minutes. This significant reduction is of course a cost-saving for the IT and Accounting and Financial departments but – more than the cost reduction – now the process can be re-iterated many times a day and the user can be much more accurate in the data produced.
The SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud platform gives SEA Group the full power of SAP HANA in a private, managed cloud environment, supported by the most knowledgeable resources in the industry with a high level H24 Support, a cyclic patching/security update and a reduction to the IT CAPEX cost.
As a key SAP 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 SAP HANA and SAP Hybris in cooperation with SAP, industrial partners and universities.
"The award given to SEA Group fills us with pride,” said Filippo Rizzante CTO at Reply – “SEA Group and Syskoplan Reply teams have demonstrated excellent teamwork in the implementation of the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud solution. Having one of the main European Competence Centres for SAP solutions" - continues Rizzante - "means being capable of offering innovation on the entire stack. Syskoplan Reply is always committed to supporting organizations in their innovation journey, and is able to interpret and meet customer needs and get the most of SAP 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 SAP HANA, SAP Internet of Things, real-time analytics on the SAP 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 integrate Customer Engagement and Commerce, digital solutions and Customer-Supplier centric models. www.reply.com