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SAP Solution Deployment Across 2 sites in France



Client & context

  • Pharmaceutical laboratory specializing in pre-clinical tests.
    – Founded in 1947
    – 18,400 employees worldwide
    – USD 2.92 billion in revenue in 2020
  • International expansion through external growth, acquiring a company with two sites in France.
  • Harmonization of purchasing, sales, finance, and time recording processes by deploying a Core Model based on SAP ERP.

Client’s expectations

Deployment of the group’s SAP Core Model on its 2 French sites (~400 users) covering the P2P, O2C, R2R, and time recording processes.

The aim of the project was to:

  • Harmonize all processes—purchasing, sales, finance, and time recording—for both French companies, based on the group model.
  • Digitize, secure, and optimize all processes.
  • Reduce closing times.
  • Improve the quality of financial information.

How we helped

  • Project management: Coordinated business actions in close collaboration with SAP’s IT Team.
  • Assistance with the SAP solution (FIT/GAP analysis, data collection, test plan, user testing, training, go-live preparation).
  • Change management and communication organized with key site stakeholders (site directors, top management, employee works council, employees).
  • Support and assistance during the SAP go-live.

Results achieved

  • Deployment of the SAP Group Core Model (P2P, R2R, O2C, Time Recording) with process harmonization across both French entities.
  • Smooth and timely start as requested by the group.
  • Knowledge transfer to internal teams through expert support on the solution (skill onboarding during the mission).
  • Improved quality of financial information and reduced closing times.