The solution from SAP and partner et alia will help PDI gain visibility across its entire global operations by optimizing and standardizing regional talent management processes across all 28 offices. For the past decade, PDI has continually evolved its IT systems to meet the changing demands of its business and global reach. Through integration of these functions with the solution from SAP, PDI expects to increase resource utilization within two years to better tap the revenue potential of its talented staff.
“PDI has experienced rapid growth globally, and while we’ve been able to integrate key systems to manage that growth, it has been difficult and time-consuming,” said Mark Young, chief financial officer, PDI. “Having a flexible, fully integrated design from SAP Professional Services, together with the CREW solution from et alia, will give PDI the global enterprise system that fits our company’s growth plans and suits our multifaceted service and product offerings.”
The deployment of SAP for Professional Services at PDI will bundle together business functions including project management, financials, sales, materials management, human capital management (HCM) and delivery processes. Comprising SAP® Business Suite applications, the solution portfolio will enable PDI to re-engineer its business processes to a best-practices model. The initial rollout will begin in North America and Europe, followed by locations in Asia and Australia. The project team for CREW will implement and deploy the SAP solution portfolio for PDI.
“Talent and resource management is core to a professional services provider’s talent supply chain management operations and critical to strategic development and growth,” said Michael Lamade, senior vice president, Professional Services, SAP AG. “SAP is helping professional service providers such as PDI see the potential of integrated processes for enabling the company to drive growth and revenues with a tightly integrated approach to talent supply chain management.”
“The challenges facing PDI are typical of a service firm that has a broad global presence and seeks to better capitalize on that presence to drive organic growth,” said et alia president and founder Brad Nicolaisen. “This is why et alia has aligned with SAP in its offering of CREW, the qualified SAP All-in-One partner solution designed specifically for midsize professional service firms such as PDI.”
Partnering to provide solutions to midmarket professional services providers
With SAP All-in-One solutions, SAP packages the proven expertise of customers, partners and SAP to meet the needs of midsize professional services companies of various sizes. et alia LLC is an SAP channel partner focused solely on developing, implementing and supporting the qualified SAP All-in-One partner solution CREW. CREW is based on SAP Business Suite applications, SAP Best Practices offerings, and services. The result is a low-risk, affordable business management solution for midsize professional services companies.