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ZS Associates Business Transformation through SAP by Martin Denman, Global Controller, ZS Associates ... presented at the 2013 SAP Professional Services Industry Forum

ZS Associates Business Transformation through SAP by Martin Denman, Global Controller, ZS Associates ... presented at the 2013 SAP Professional Services Industry Forum

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    • ZS Associates | 847.492.3600 | www.zsassociates.com ZS Associates Global Deployment of SAP Prepared for the 2013 SAP Professional Services Industry Forum September 17, 2013
    • ZS Presentation for SAP ProServ - dist© 2013 ZS Associates − 2 − ZS Associates’ Global Deployment: Five key questions 1. Why SAP? 2. What did you implement? 3. What was your implementation timeline and methodology? 4. What would you have done differently? 5. What next?
    • ZS Presentation for SAP ProServ - dist© 2013 ZS Associates − 3 − ZS Associates’ Global Deployment: Five key questions 1. Why SAP? 2. What did you implement? 3. What was your implementation timeline and methodology? 4. What would you have done differently? 5. What next?
    • ZS Presentation for SAP ProServ - dist© 2013 ZS Associates − 4 −  Broad and integrated service portfolio delivers high impact and exceptional value  Worked with more than 1,200 companies in over 70 countries  Over 2,200 professionals in 20 offices worldwide 30 years of helping companies grow Full range of commercial services ZS Associates is a global leader in sales and marketing consulting, outsourcing, technology and software BARCELONA• BOSTON• CHICAGO •EVANSTON•FRANKFURT• LONDON LOS ANGELES• MILAN • NEWDELHI•NEW YORK•PARIS•PHILADELPHIA• PRINCETON PUNE• SANDIEGO • SANFRANCISCO•SHANGHAI• TOKYO• TORONTO•ZURICH Marketing Operations & Technology Sales Commercial Strategy Consulting Capability Building Outsourcing
    • ZS Presentation for SAP ProServ - dist© 2013 ZS Associates − 5 − Our system checklist… We wanted it to:  Meet a wide variety of global needs  Be seamlessly integrated  Satisfy high demands of many users  Be easily connected  Provide real-time information  Be scalable for future growth
    • ZS Presentation for SAP ProServ - dist© 2013 ZS Associates − 6 − Moving from a broken hodgepodge to a single instance.. SAP BEFORE AFTER TALLY CHROME RIVER ZUORA
    • ZS Presentation for SAP ProServ - dist© 2013 ZS Associates − 7 − ZS Associates’ Global Deployment: Five key questions 1. Why SAP? 2. What did you implement? 3. What was your implementation timeline and methodology? 4. What would you have done differently? 5. What next?
    • ZS Presentation for SAP ProServ - dist© 2013 ZS Associates − 8 − Phase 1 = The Finance Foundation CONSOLIDATION MODULE (ECCS) CONTROLLING (COPA) PROJECT SYSTEMS (PS) STATUTORY / EXTERNAL OUTPUT MANAGEMENT / INTERNAL OUTPUT FINANCIALS (FI) MATERIALS MANAGEMENT (MM) INPUT TRANSACTIONS SALES & DISTRIBUTION (SD)
    • ZS Presentation for SAP ProServ - dist© 2013 ZS Associates − 9 − SAP enabled a step change in our processes SAP New Portal for opening projects Time Reporting Online, Mobile & Offline Electronic POs & Invoice Approval Simplified & “Auto” Billing Real Time Project Tracking for PAMs Integrated local Accounting Compliance Interfaces to projectZS & teamZS Online Expense Reporting for all ZSRevenue Recognition embedded in Project Reports
    • ZS Presentation for SAP ProServ - dist© 2013 ZS Associates − 10 − ZS Associates’ Global Deployment: Five key questions 1. Why SAP? 2. What did you implement? 3. What was your implementation timeline and methodology? 4. What would you have done differently? 5. What next?
    • ZS Presentation for SAP ProServ - dist© 2013 ZS Associates − 11 − The ZS Project Timeline Vendor Selection (Q2-Q4 2011) System Design (Q1 2012) System Configuration (Q2-Q3 2012) Deployment (Q4 2012) • Requirements gathering, prioritization and evaluation criteria • RFP process, demos, reference visits, pricing • Finalize choice (SAP), negotiate terms, sign license • Select implementation partner (Deloitte). • Assign ZS roles • Gather ZS process requirements • Prepare SAP blueprints • Workshops to review blueprints and finalize requirements • Size and procure hardware • Evaluate mobility options • Configure SAP modules and portal. • Iterative review of system design and configuration. • Finalize configuration and development • System testing • Finance user workshop w/c 9/10 • User training sessions webex and CBT training. • System cut-over Oct 31 – Nov 15 . Global project, primarily offshore and integrating ZS, SAP, Deloitte, Collabera, Net Magic
    • ZS Presentation for SAP ProServ - dist© 2013 ZS Associates − 12 − Our implementation methodology Big Bang Single instance Low customization All new infrastructure Offshore driven New business processes
    • ZS Presentation for SAP ProServ - dist© 2013 ZS Associates − 13 − ZS Associates’ Global Deployment: Five key questions 1. Why SAP? 2. What did you implement? 3. What was your implementation timeline and methodology? 4. What would you have done differently? 5. What next?
    • ZS Presentation for SAP ProServ - dist© 2013 ZS Associates − 14 − Hindsight is always 20:20… In debrief sessions, we have discussed certain aspects of the implementation we would have changed:  Go-live at different time of year  Custom time entry app.  Longer timeline / more dedicated resources  Manage expectations  Incremental implementation  Reporting - interim plan The shortcomings of Phase 1 have derived the goals of Phase 2
    • ZS Presentation for SAP ProServ - dist© 2013 ZS Associates − 15 − ZS Associates’ Global Deployment: Five key questions 1. Why SAP? 2. What did you implement? 3. What was your implementation timeline and methodology? 4. What would you have done differently? 5. What next?
    • ZS Presentation for SAP ProServ - dist© 2013 ZS Associates − 16 − Phase 2 consists of two key initiatives SAP NETWEAVER 7.4 PORTAL CONTAINING HTML5 APPS (Time, Expenses, Project Mgmt, Procurement) ECC – TRANSACTIONAL SYSTEM SAP HANA SAP BUSINESS OBJECTS SQL DATABASE SAP GATEWAY PORTAL REPORTING Offshore model – SAP Consulting, Cap Gemini, Net Magic Time line: September 2013 – March 2014
    • ZS Presentation for SAP ProServ - dist© 2013 ZS Associates − 17 − Looking forward… to ‘Phase 3’ and beyond…  Extend our SAP environment to other parts of ZS Associates’ business – Human Resources (Core employee management, leave request, etc.) – Software Development Group (software project tracking, deployment, authorization, pricing)  Migrate our ECC transactional system to HANA – Sunset SQL database and run transactions and reporting via HANA Time line: 2014 - 2016