Financial institution

Implementation of purchasing reporting with SAP BI supported by agile project methodology

The client is one of the world’s leading development banks and thus responsible for financially securing the realization of public contracts. Around 5,000 employees manage total assets of around half a trillion euros.

The initial situation

  • The central purchasing department and the customer’s internal IT department were looking for a new implementation partner for a failed purchasing controlling project.
  • The failure was caused by technical problems (poor performance of the reporting frontend) and poor data quality.

The solution

  • Evaluation of different frontends and recommendation of a frontend strategy
  • Agile, risk-oriented project approach with the goal of being able to deliver and validate results at an early stage
  • Deployment of a small cross-functional team with deep purchasing process knowledge

The success

  • The requirements critical to success were identified and implemented at an early stage
  • Unnecessary developments as well as undesirable developments were minimized by regular assessment and feedback rounds with the department
  • Educate client teams on benefits, challenges as well as best practices of an agile project methodology.
  • Successful project completion in close cooperation with internal IT and the business despite high complexity and time pressure