global SAP template for all operations
After the StreetScooter acquisition, B–ON faced the unique challenge of developing siloed and localized existing systems into something fit for a global business. After two months of RFP processes and pre-planning, the team had only three months left to implement a global standardized template and streamline operations in all B–ON workspaces around the globe.
"We had to set up a full SAP implementation from scratch, while the top management and production plant were all in different time zones," says Boris Zeller, partner at delaware Germany. "Fortunately, B–ON helped us find the right people and data. They provided strong management support and allowed us to go 'the delaware way'. In the end, we were able to repay that trust with success."
B–ON and delaware implemented SAP S/4HANA between May and August 2022 based on delaware's FAST-Automotive template. It is completely cloud-based and includes the SAP Vehicle Management System (VMS), C/4H (SAP CRM), an SAC connection, and more. In the project's second phase, which started in September and is still running, B–ON and delaware will focus on topics such as vendor invoice management, quality management, plant maintenance, SAP marketing, and SAP PDMI services.
This first implementation will be used as a global template for B–ON’s future factories which will service North American and Asian markets. Olivier Spahn, Managing Director at delaware Luxembourg, adds: “The goal is to have a global template and standardization for both the software and the set-up of the factories. All production processes will be the same across all B–ON factories, using the same FAST-Automotive template of delaware.”