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SAP Customers ThyssenKrupp AG, MMG Limited and ArcelorMittal Mining Save Time and Money With Cloud

October 8, 2014 by SAP News 0

DARMSTADT — SAP SE today announced three customers using cloud solutions from SAP to lower IT costs, increase data integrity and grow profits through innovation. According to a recent SAP customer survey, 80 percent of energy and natural resources customers plan to move to a cloud or hybrid IT model over the next three years. To facilitate this transition, the Industry Cloud organization at SAP is working with customers to combine the best solutions with the right cloud model to solve industry-specific challenges. The three customers will also share their experiences at the SAP Mining and Metals Forum, being held October 8-9 in Darmstadt, Germany. Onsite sessions will focus on how to manage and motivate employees, improve margins and supplier relationships, streamline common processes to create new opportunities and gain visibility across remote mining locations.

ThyssenKrupp AG, one of the world’s leading industrial and engineering groups, recently signed an agreement to use the Ariba Network. With more than 1.5 million companies transacting over half a trillion in commerce on an annual basis, the Ariba Network is the world’s largest, most global business-to-business trading platform. ThyssenKrupp will connect to the network to streamline purchase orders and invoices and realize the following business benefits:

  • Efficient collaboration with more than 10,000 suppliers
  • Procure-to-pay process efficiency through purchase order and invoice automation
  • Extended value of its on-premise SAP ERP application
  • New processes and insights that fuel innovation and business advantage
  • Ability to automate nearly 1 million invoices a year

“Stability and flexibility in IT initially seem contradictory, but for an innovative, business enabling IT you need the best of both worlds working together,” said Klaus Hardy Mühleck, CIO, ThyssenKrupp AG. “ThyssenKrupp is innovating with SAP in many areas including cloud, Big Data and analytics in order to gain a competitive advantage. A vital IT is key for industry 4.0, cooperation 4.0 and digital business.”

MMG Limited, a global resources company with 10,000 employees and contractors, deployed SuccessFactors Performance & Goals across multiple regions. The solution aligned individual objectives to business needs, improved agility, refined business focus and generated high-level tracking and reporting.

“We are beginning our cloud journey with quick wins that combine consumer-grade experiences and functional capabilities,” said Peter McLure, CIO, MMG Limited. “Because SuccessFactors is easy to customize, we were able to lift and shift a paper-based process. Our employees find SuccessFactors software intuitive, and managers can focus more on developing our employees and growing the business. The benefits and scalability of a cloud solution are both clear and evident.”

ArcelorMittal Mining is part of ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company. In order to improve visibility into key performance indicators and speed reporting, ArcelorMittal Mining deployed the SAP Business Planning and Consolidation application on SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

“The use of cloud solutions and infrastructure is an increasingly important way to support our mining business,” said Herve Legrand, CIO, ArcelorMittal Mining. “ArcelorMittal Mining’s IT strategy is to manage all SAP applications from the cloud using SAP HANA. This successful six-month project was the first step; it gave us automated reporting and faster access to high quality global data, which is helping us to make much faster business decisions.”

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Somill Scheunemann, +65 9862 1491, somill.scheunemann@sap.com, GMT

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