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Fastest SAP S/4HANA implementation for a leading fashion company

Published on 24 August 2021
SAP S/4HANA Implementation

Customer Profile

The client is a UK-based global fashion company and a footwear manufacturer for one of the world’s leading sports, outdoor and fashion brand with operations in five countries with manufacturing facilities in another six countries.

Business Challenge

The client, who had recently separated from its parent company, wanted a new cloud-based ERP solution to autonomously manage their business. They wanted to move from their legacy SAP AFS solution to the latest version of SAP S/4HANA for Fashion with a fit-to-standard approach.

Partnering with Applexus 

The project scope included S/4HANA for Fashion, SAP BW/4 HANA and SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), along with Applexus InSITE, our accounts payable automation solution. Applexus utilized our proprietary Runway Fresh Start approach leveraging RunningStart methodology to ensure a successful and smooth implementation in a short time. Applexus’ best practices Industry Focus Solution (IFS) for SAP S/4HANA Fashion was deployed to ensure a fit to standard approach using a global delivery model to reduce costs and cost of ownership.

Benefits Delivered

The solution was implemented in just 8 months, making it one of the fastest SAP S/4HANA for Fashion implementations globally. Enhanced SAP S/4HANA functionality, Applexus’ superior consulting expertise and a fit to standard approach resulted in a nearly 85% reduction in custom developments. Applexus’ global delivery model also reduced costs significantly. Simplified business processes were established, and embedded analytics provided intuitive dashboards with actionable insights. Additional business process efficiency was achieved through Applexus InSITE. Overall, the significant reduction in customization and the simplification and streamlining of business processes will provide the client with on-going cost savings for years to come.