MAG Industrial Automation Systems: Establishment of global purchase control with SAP BI

Starting point

  • A large amount of purchasing data (114,000 suppliers) and the heterogeneous ERP system environment led to inadequate information
  • This resulted in suboptimal purchasing management processes as well as a partially inadequate price level

Solution

  • Establishment of a global BI system in order to realise and measure the potential savings
  • Data merge of purchasing / finance departments out of 9 SAP and 4 other ERP systems with SAP BI
  • Implementation of a web-based and integrated procurement reporting with dashboard and scorecard capabilities

Success

  • Reduced costs by consolidating values and global product group and supplier management - by 20 million Euros in the first year
  • Transparent master data (vendor, material) to support clean up and harmonisation