Integration to speed up
AZ Delta chose a phased implementation to facilitate the transition, starting with several purchasing- and warehouse-related features. In phase 2, in early 2021, Accounting and Accounts Receivable went live, as did the interfaces and integrations with specific IT systems.
Lander Vanmeenen, finance lead for the AZ Delta project at delaware, illustrates how the integration of data now speeds up invoicing at AZ Delta: “Hospital billing is an exceptionally complex process. The patient invoice, for one, is very detailed, as it lists every medicine, treatment, meal and service provided. Moreover, healthcare costs are shared between the patient and the health insurance fund. That means that hospitals also bill health insurance funds. AZ Delta uses dedicated systems for invoicing to both parties, yet these are now seamlessly integrated into SAP S/4HANA. That means that all the data of outgoing invoices is aggregated and centralized, as are the details of incoming invoices.”