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Litostroj Power received SAP Quality Award

Prague, 29. 5. 2019

Litostroj Power has implemented SAP as resource planning software already in 2006. However, with opening new production facility in Turkey, existing SAP system was no longer suitable. In order to address all forth seen challenges with this international expansion, new SAP S/4 Hana was implemented. Implementation project started in August 2017 and went live with basic functionalities in March 2018 and was finished in December 2018. In this time, we developed all main processes for the factory anew; from preparing blueprints to development, customizing, functional and integration testing, employee training, going live and after cut-off intensive care activities.

Project lasted for a year and a half and more than 8.000 hours were invested. During this time our dedicated team with excellent support from CNT Management Consulting AG (from Austria) did a really great job. As a result, Litostroj Power received a Bronze Award in Innovation Category in Central Eastern Europe for greenfield SAP S/4 Hana implementation. Award ceremony took place at the largest SAP conference in Czech Republic, which was held in Cubex Center Prague on April 29.

Selection of all nominees was done by international jury of experienced SAP consultants which was organised in two steps. In the first step we had to prove that during implementation stage all 10 SAP quality principles were followed and fulfilled. These principles are:

1. Anchor business value firmly in your project

2. Determine requirements early on

3. Cooperate with stakeholders and use a proper governance model

4. Ensure timely delivery and effective tracking

5. Staff project with sufficient, competent, and motivated people

6. Apply appropriate methodology and plan for quality

7. Identify and manage risks and issues throughout the project

8. Exploit standard functionality and delivery best practices

9. Achieve production readiness

10. Use organizational change management to transform business

In the second stage, we presented our project more detailed, focusing on the aspects of user experience, business transformation and creation of additional value for the company.

Experienced SAP consultants recognized our work as good practice. We are very proud to receive that award, which means the ultimate confirmation that all of our effort was worth it.

Received award is a great achievement for us and for our SAP partner - CNT Management Consulting AG. It also recognizes on the regional level that great results can be achieved if committed teams are managed properly and SAP best practices are used.