Metcash Limited chooses SAP ERP Financials

Leading marketing and distribution company to invest in SAP Software and Fujitsu Implementation Services for replacement of core finance systems

Sydney, AustraliaSAP Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) and Fujitsu Australia today announced that Metcash Limited will commence an SAP core finance replacement project, investing in SAP Finance; Treasury & Risk Management; Property Management and Compliance related software.

The Metcash investment will provide a new financial software platform that will improve process efficiencies and ensure that the company is compliant with financial, corporate risk and environmental regulatory requirements.

Previously operating on Oracle’s PeopleSoft software for the last 8 years, Metcash plans to implement SAP financials over an initial twelve month period with latter phase functionality planned, with SAP Gold partner Fujitsu Australia providing system integration.

“Our decision to go with SAP and Fujitsu was based on the breadth of SAP’s integrated platform and Fujitsu’s understanding of our business needs”

“SAP will enable Metcash to bring together previously disparate third party products like Fixed Assets, Real Estate and Claim-backs into an integrated, controlled environment, increasing visibility and financial and operational efficiencies.” said Adrian Gratwicke, General Manager – Finance, Metcash Australia.

As part of its RFP process, Metcash selected Fujitsu as Systems Integrator by demonstrating a thorough understanding of the business requirements and in-depth SAP practice capability, further enhanced by the recent acquisition of Supply Chain Consulting.

Fujitsu will be providing up to 20 SAP consultants located on site, focusing on ensuring that the new integrated financial systems exceeds the business expectations and value to Metcash.

Metcash is an AU$11 billion turnover marketing and distribution company that operates in fast moving consumer goods categories, which is made up of the IGA Distribution, Campbell’s Cash & Carry and Australian Liquor Marketers businesses. Metcash operates in Australia and New Zealand

About Metcash

Metcash Trading Limited Australasia (Metcash) is a leading marketing and distribution company operating in the food and other fast moving consumer goods categories. It has three Business Pillars – IGA Distribution, Campbells Cash & Carry and Australian Liquor Marketers. Metcash is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand

Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. As the third largest ICT Company in the Australian and New Zealand marketplace, we partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702).