Glass manufacturer Viridian deploys SAP S/4HANA cloud

Australian glass manufacturer and supplier Viridian Glass has deployed SAP S/4HANA public cloud ERP.

The deployment came after Viridian was sold to private equity group Crescent Capital Partners, where the company sought a technological solution to manage its upstream glass manufacturer and downstream window manufacturers across Australia and New Zealand.

Simple and standardised

Viridian also wanted to replace its legacy ERP system, which was highly configured and customised, to a more cost-effective and user-friendly replacement that could integrate with the company’s Lisec manufacturing solutions.

The company turned to Acclimation to deploy SAP S/4HANA and implement a cloud-based and contemporary solution, while also operating under a short transitional service agreement.

“The successful completion of the Viridian project marks Acclimation’s 10th implementation using SAP’s Activate Methodology for cloud ERP,” Acclimation managing director Rod Taubman said.

Through SAP S/4HANA, Viridian used discovery assessment, roadmap viewer and portal and implementation portal to align the solution’s capabilities with its business needs and third-party systems, localising platforms for its ANZ businesses.

Inbuilt automation

SAP S/4HANA public cloud also provided a pre-configured, out-the-box solution with predefined content and architecture built into the new ERP.

SAP Cloud Platform Integration seamlessly connected SAP with Viridian’s existing manufacturing systems, maintaining business continuity while providing automated warnings and forecasting.

As a result of the implementation, Viridian are on track to save AUD$5 million per year.

Viridian were part of the SAP ANZ Best Run Awards. To read their submission, visit: https://www.sap.com/idea-place/best-run-awards-anz/viridian

To read more about how SAP ANZ partners can help you, visit: www.sap.com/australia/partner