I hope you enjoyed my earlier blog with details about one of the #Financials2017 speakers, Peter Kováč of Adient. Continuing with this theme, let’s hear from another customer who’ll be speaking about a different solution and viewpoint.

Luc Boon of BAM Infra Nederland, one of the largest engineering firms in the Netherlands, offers some insight into their use of software solutions within the business.

The Customer Speaks

Please tell me a little bit about your project and the SAP software you’ll be talking about at the SAPinsider conference.

We are standardizing our five different legacy ERP systems within the financial domain within a new green field SAP S4/HANA system using SAP best practices for the whole of BAM Infra Netherlands.

Next to the SAP ERP modules FI, CO, PS, CS, ETM, MM and SD we are using the Commercial Project Management suite for our project control as well as developing smart apps for our business using SAP Fiori.

What was the biggest lesson you learned as you undertook your project?

Everything is about business change, culture ,and sticking to the rules. Compromises and customizations are needed, however do not give in too easily. The biggest technical lesson learned concerns roles and user management although this should follow from process flows and designs it causes challenges during implementation because the business reality demands it.

Without giving every detail away, can you describe one of the business impacts or benefits that you have experienced?

Flexibility and a good user experience as well as speed.

Thank you for these insights Luc, and I’ll look forward to hearing more in Amsterdam.

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