Merge Enables New Business Structure
Fujitsu“With this internal project, we were able to leverage the performance of the SNP software as well as the joint collaboration during ‘real’ day-to-day operational business. Together with SNP, we were able to implement the project successfully and within the planned time frame. The excellent teamwork has confirmed our very positive experiences from previous joint customer projects!” Marcos Sanchez Urstadt, Head of SAP Consulting & Services DACH, Fujitsu Services GmbH
At a Glance
Fujitsu planned to simplify its business structures in Germany in order to further strengthen its competitiveness as a digital transformation company. Two Fujitsu companies with different company codes and SAP systems had to be merged into one new company. The SAP ERP source systems differed in terms of modules (traditional profit center accounting, use of business units), accounting standards (IFRS, HGB), charts of accounts and business processes.
However, the challenge of the project was not only to merge and transform a new company based on different and separate sources (company codes and standalone systems). The project team also needed to migrate customer contracts, financial information and different business processes to one company within the region’s central SAP system –and in a very short time frame of only five months. An agile and disruptive project approach proved to be the right choice, additionally supported by the SNP BLUEFIELD™ methodology.
Fast, effective migration in a very short period of time and with a very low number of test cycles
Goal-oriented collaboration between SNP and Fujitsu
- Very short downtime, multiple locations, fully remote
Flexibility without compromising system availability
Depending on the particular migration object, different migration approaches were used. In addition to a manual approach and the use of LSMW for low-volume objects, CrystalBridge® was chosen as the migration solution in order to post documents via BAPI and migrate recurring documents and purchase orders to the database quickly and directly. Very close communication and collaboration between the SNP team and the Fujitsu migration team was a key success factor throughout the project.
Thanks to CrystalBridge®, it was also possible to migrate all the objects in one go, even with a new company code assignment. This provided the opportunity to validate all the results simultaneously and effectively.
Six different company codes from two ERP systems (ECC 6.0) with three different charts of accounts. Purchase orders, financial data (open items, line items, balances, recurring documents). SAP modules: FI/CO, SD, MM, PS.
About Fujitsu Service GmbH
Fujitsu is Japan’s leading information and communications technology (ICT) company, offering a wide range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu employees worldwide support customers in more than 100 countries. The German subsidiary Fujitsu Services GmbH is the largest European computer company, with more than 4,500 employees and revenues of more than EUR 2.5 billion.
In September 2020, Fujitsu and SNP signed a Platinum Partnership Agreement to use the BLUEFIELD™ approach as the preferred method for conversions to SAP® S/4HANA.