“It will replace old systems and processes designed for a much smaller, much less complex industry of 20 years ago, which, quite frankly, is holding us back now.”
That’s how Dave Scullin, Chief Digital Officer at Zespri, describes in a nutshell Zespri’s ambitious and multi-year Horizon transformation program.
Zespri is one of the first customers globally to utilize the new SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition, launched as part of the RISE with SAP offering. The private edition makes it easier and faster for companies running older enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems from SAP to move to the cloud.
“Zespri is a large and fast-growing business, and we need mature processes and systems to fuel our next stage of growth,” said Zespri Chief Digital Officer Dave Scullin. “Adopting SAP’s standardized core platforms will be transformational in itself, while also letting us leverage SAP’s cloud road map to adopt innovation at speed. Not only will our transformation help us to reduce business risks by moving to standard systems, but it will also enable us to collect and analyze more data, helping us to plan our supply chain more accurately and improve our decision making around shipping and market allocation.”
“Moving to the cloud has been a key strategic decision for us, providing us with greater flexibility, scalability, and faster innovation cycles,” Scullin shared. “We know SAP’s private cloud capabilities have matured significantly in recent years, particularly in the form of customer flexibility, service level security, and automation, which makes the new private cloud edition best for our business long-term. This will allow us to focus on our process and systems transformation, knowing that our underlying infrastructure and computing platforms are secure, stable, and available.”.
“Our mission is to create sustainable, long-term value for kiwifruit growers by offering consumers the world’s leading portfolio of branded kiwifruit 12 months of the year.” Scullin explains in the below video that the company chose SAP as its key technology partner in order to standardize and automate processes across the organization, increase efficiency, and provide a platform for growth and innovation.
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