London, UK – November 18, 2021 – SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announces the winners of its 2021 SAP UK & Ireland Customer Success Awards, which celebrate leading implementations of its technology and how it has helped the world run better and improved people’s lives.

Launched this year, the SAP UKI Customer Success Awards recognise organisations of all sizes and how working with SAP can facilitate considerable innovation, transformation, value and environmental impact in today’s disruptive economy.

Held on Wednesday 17th November at Searcys, The Gherkin, London, the awards acknowledged the following organisations for formidable achievements driven via leveraging SAP technology and its partner ecosystem alike:

Best Innovative use of SAP Technology – Mercedes-EQ

Mercedes-EQ realised its business outcomes and achieved the agility and mobile capabilities required to keep its crews and back office connected across multiple global locations, while accelerating the speed it needed to get operations off the ground through the power of SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

Delivered in just three months, Mercedes-EQ had the finance and accounting tools required to manage costs, track profitability, predict cash flow and run forecasts, with the fit-to-standard approach allowing the organisation to define its processes in line with corporate requirements without inhibiting performance. This culminated with driver Nyck de Vries and Mercedes-EQ winning the ABB Formula E World Championships in the 2020/2021 season.

Best Transformational Change – Vodafone

Through the use of SAP S/4HANA, Vodafone has been able to set new benchmarks and achieve significant cost efficiencies on its Intelligent Enterprise journey. The business now has seamless automation, process standardisation, operational efficiency and access to real-time insight in business functions. The modernisation led to increased automation leading to lower error rates and higher efficiency, improved standardisation for better maintenance and system performance​, better user experience, leading to increased focus on Net Promoter Score, and faster month end close cycles leading to better financial insights sooner at a lower cost​.

Best Socially Sustainable Project – Sanctuary

The rapid deployment of SAP Data Warehouse Cloud and the accelerated introduction and unification of data sources enabled Sanctuary to display critical information through its single unified platform SAP Analytics Cloud. This empowered intelligence of where, when and what impact COVID-19 was having on the lives of Sanctuary customers and employees at the most unprecedented of times, and supported its understanding and response to unchartered territory.

Best Value to Business – Electricity Supply Board

SAP S/4HANA digital platform along with SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Concur transformed the employee experience across ESBs core business processes through automation, self-serve and the delivery of training through project LEAP.

Through embedded, real time analytics, Project LEAP enabled transformation across the business and supports the modern digital environment in which the business now operates, future proofing ESBs ERP requirements for the next 15+ years, and has improved user experience dramatically.