Airbus: SNP BLUEFIELD™ Provides Turbo Thrust for Data Migration
At a glance
Airbus Commercial Aircraft currently uses five large local ERP systems with different structures and characteristics. Its mediumterm goal is to centralize the local finance processes on one uniform platform (Central Finance).
SNP was tasked with accelerating the data migration to rapidly obtain results that could be evaluated and, leveraging the flexibility of the tool SNP Transformation Backbone with SAP LT and the expertise of SNP specialists, to provide the best possible response to project requirements and changes. The task in the first stage of the project was to adapt the future central system to current general ledger requirements in one step using the BLUEFIELDTM approach and to perform the upgrade to S/4HANA.
- Flexibility and speed thanks to SNP methodology
- Significant reduction of downtime
- Customized transformation steps through the software-based BLUEFIELDTM approach
- Enormous time saving using the combined migration to S/4HANA, including the New GL and business partners
The focus was on the universal BLUEFIELDTM approach, which combines transformation projects into a single project plan and implements them in just one go-live step. This enabled us to simultaneously transfer the master data and transaction data along with the complete data history, create business partners, and introduce the New General Ledger including a document split – all during the S/4HANA upgrade. Using a combination of the BLUEFIELDTM approach and SNP tools – including SNP Transformation Backbone – we guaranteed an efficient and traceable data transformation from the existing systems into the new template. The result: a fast and flexible migration using a reliable and reproducible methodology.
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018, it generated revenues of EUR 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.