AbacusConsulting Wins Quality Accreditation

Feature Article | December 18, 2013 by Chi Wang

Abacus Consulting Quality Accreditation 2013 Winning Team: Abacus Consulting Lead Partner Quality Program Mr.Azam Saeed Khan (1st from right), Muhammad Masood Sadiq & Ms.Farzana Mushtaq-Partner Quality Executives at Abacus Consulting (Photo: SAP)

Abacus Consulting Quality Accreditation 2013 Winning Team: Abacus Consulting Lead Partner Quality Program Mr.Azam Saeed Khan (1st from right), Muhammad Masood Sadiq & Ms.Farzana Mushtaq-Partner Quality Executives at Abacus Consulting. (Photo: SAP)

AbacusConsulting has a proven track record of over 25 years in successful delivery of SAP implementations to clients’ organizations, ranging from top multinational to national companies, as well as many leading government agencies and public sector organizations. Abacus is part of Middle East Pakistan (EMEA – MEP) operations of the largest global management consultancy firm – PwC. Since launching its SAP Division in 2004, Abacus Consulting has developed a strong profile in SAP marketplace.

AbacusConsulting is closely aligned to the key principles of quality that SAP believes to be fundamental to the success of every implementation, designed to deliver high-quality software and support while providing the right processes, tools and services to drive successful projects and delivery.

In October 2013, AbacusConsulting successfully achieved SAP® PSD Partner Quality Accreditation for its second year. This is a demonstration of clear quality standards and processes. Through collaborative interaction with SAP, AbacusConsulting, an SAP Channel partner, helps ensure that a customer project is delivered to specification, on budget and on time.

The Benefit of Participating in the Partner Quality Program

When asked about the value gained from the SAP® PSD Partner Quality Program, Azam Saeed Khan Lead, Muhammad Masood Sadiq and Farznana Mushtaq Executives of the Partner Quality Program at Abacus said, “This program helped us to build up standard risk assessment processes, both in the bid and delivery cycles. By implementing the processes, we increased risk awareness among project managers. Now, we can control risks in a timely manner, and we also have improved project efficiency and delivery quality – as a result, customer satisfaction has also improved rapidly.”

Next page: The Partner Quality program is helping Abacus to take customer satisfaction to a different level

Aisha Steel Mills Signing Ceremony:  Head of SAP Services Abacus Consulting  Mr.Arshad Iqbal- (second from right), Mr. Javed Iqbal-Head of SAP Pre-Sales at Abacus Consulting (First from right), Mr. Tahir Iqbal CFO Aisha Steel Mills Limited –ASML (3rd from right)  & Mr. Tayyab Khan-SAP Project Manager ASML (4th from right). (Photo: SAP)

Aisha Steel Mills Signing Ceremony:
Head of SAP Services Abacus Consulting Mr.Arshad Iqbal- (second from right), Mr. Javed Iqbal-Head of SAP Pre-Sales at Abacus Consulting (First from right), Mr. Tahir Iqbal CFO Aisha Steel Mills Limited –ASML (3rd from right) & Mr. Tayyab Khan-SAP Project Manager ASML (4th from right). (Photo: SAP)

They added, “We are very pleased to participate in the Partner Quality Program, we are in the process of being able to standardize all quality process and verifications we offer to our customers. And we are very excited with the results we have achieved so far. The Partner Quality program is helping us to take our customer satisfaction to a different level. The partner quality accreditation gives us a sales differentiator and in the long term helps us to avoid losing time and money, once we´re monitoring potential risks and mitigating them through our quality plans. Through this program potential partners are recognized and SAP can assist us to setup a better quality policy model.”

In addition, the program offers a quality approach for sales processes and delivery methodologies through access to enhanced SAP channel quality templates and processes. With a distinct focus on quality deliverables, the accreditation also helps partners improve the success of bids by providing a sales differentiator from other partners through quality wording and information, as well as risk mitigation activities.

“This accreditation is a credit to our team and our commitment to providing customers with a clear view of SAP’s ability to influence the success of its program,” said Mr. Arshad Iqbal, Executive Director AbacusConsulting’s SAP services. “By using SAP quality principles, we can help ensure that our customers achieve smooth implementations as we anticipate benefits as measured against business requirements. This accreditation reaffirms the work we do to enable effective implementation of business processes using SAP solutions and to fulfill requirements to the highest standard.”

The annual partner quality plan and quarterly quality reviews form the basis for the global quality accreditation program by providing a way to monitor joint performance and measure success. Partners are required to submit an annual quality plan to showcase how they will improve quality in their own organization during the year. In addition, the quarterly quality review enables joint risk monitoring via open bilateral communication as well as identifying and preventing issues.

Next page: How Quality impacts implementations

How Quality impacts implementations

Businesses today are continually challenged in terms of managing risks in increasingly complex projects. As a certified member of the global quality accreditation program, AbacusConsulting enabled Aisha Steel Mills Limited to avoid escalations and improve successful delivery through the program lifecycle.

Aisha Steel Mills Limited (ASML), which is a Joint-Venture between Arif Habib Group and Metal One Corporation Japan (part of Mitsubishi Corporation Japan), produces Cold Rolled Coil (CRC) complex with an initial capacity of over 220,000 mt/yr. AbacusConsulting implemented this project in two phases: phase one included  Financial Accounting, Controlling, Materials Management, and Sales & Distribution modules, and phase two included Human Capital Management, Plant Maintenance, Production Planning and Quality Management.  This project is another success reference for AbacusConsulting in Pakistan.

“Abacus’s commitment to quality management is an integral part of its project management methodology. SAP ERP provides ASML with a timely view of our business. This is a major breakthrough for us,” said Mr. Tahir Iqbal CFO from Aisha Steel Mills Limited, “With SAP, we can make faster decisions and get a tighter grip on management control. With SAP, we can access information easier and faster, which makes the core aspect of our business more productive. In the implementation, risk and issue management process, and change and expectation management strategy was followed and results were achieved.”

Other AbacusConsulting SAP implementations success references include: http://www.news-sap.com/erp-financials-karachi-abacus-consulting/63610

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This article originally appeared on SAP PartnerEdge Interactive.

 

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