SAP Project Systems

The Challenge

In most organisations, there is a need for a strong and reliable framework for managing projects to reduce process inefficiencies, reduce risk and increase visibility and transparency.  By far the biggest challenge in Project Systems for Enterprise Asset Management is the need to closely integrate across multiple business and sometime complex specialist areas.

What AG Provides

AG have deep expertise across SAP’s functional areas, from Project Systems to Investment Management, offering the full scope of integration with EAM Project Systems, from core SAP to highly complex specialist areas. AG helps you to define or refine business and systems processes that truly drive project Excellence.

Our Approach

Managing projects can be a real nightmare in SAP if the system has not been set up correctly, with the most problematic areas typically being projects set up, budgeting and timely reporting. AG we makes it incredibly easy for users to create and maintain project master data in SAP. We put in place intelligent forms which means that you don’t have to access unintuitive SAP screens or understand complex business rules to set up projects. We also simplify budgeting while ensuring strong data governance and real time reporting. Easy to use interfaces, strong controls and complete updates visibility allow you to manage project well, adjust plans on the fly, and deliver projects in time and on budget.

Benefits of the AG Solution

Business Insights

We deliver rich, real-time reporting.

Lower Costs

We drive many efficiencies and cost savings.

Improved UX

Reduce the need for training & eliminate errors.

Reduced Risk

Our approach has low/no technical impact.

Case Studies

AG Smart Automation Replaces BPO

AG Smart Automation Replaces BPO

AG helped this major UK energy provider to significantly improve the process for creating Project Accounting master data in SAP. The company was experiencing long delays and data quality issues due to shared ownership, knowledge gaps and insufficient system and process governance.

In fact, while Finance would provide project figures, it was the task of an off-shore team, who had the SAP knowledge, to enter data in the system. Using Winshuttle, AG developed a smart, user-friendly interface that allowed Finance to directly input project data into SAP easily, in real time and without error. This eliminated the need for the off-shore overhead while improving data governance and quality.

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SAP Design & Operations Review

SAP Design & Operations Review

This IT service provider engaged AG to run an independent assessment of their S/4HANA system following a recent implementation as they were struggling to realise the benefits.

AG conducted an assessment of the SAP system and related business processes which resulted in specific recommendations and quick wins. Areas included: licence usage optimisation, SAP training to reduce reliance on external support, streamlining of month end and moving data and reporting from external databases and Excel to S/4HANA for improved efficiency and visibility. The quality of the review meant that AG was awarded the implementation of all system changes and as well as the ongoing support and maintenance of S/4HANA.

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SAP Design & Process Review (JVA/PS)

SAP Design & Process Review (JVA/PS)

This leading Oil & Gas business’ joint venture accounting (JVA) month end was characterised by frequent delays, a problem aggravated by a recent change in the business environment. AG conducted a review of their SAP JVA solution design and processes and found a number of candidates for improvement.

Lack of onboarding and succession planning was an issue, together with complex SAP system tasks required from accounting resources, lack of automation and manual reports, and poor understanding of the SAP reports and outputs. By showing how they could optimise their use of the system and people resources, AG helped the company reduce risk, improve efficiency and remove the road-blocks to a smooth period end.

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AG is an independent SAP Consultancy, SAP Gold Partner and SAP Quality Awards Gold Winner. AG’s high quality, smart solutions effectively solve real-world challenges for some of the most successful businesses in sectors such as energy, oil & gas and consumer goods.

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