Implementing an agile solution for agile projects
AGILITA decided to implement SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Why? “A third of our employees are currently involved in SAP S/4HANA implementations,” Völler says. “It was important to me that they all had a user perspective of the suite. Above all, it opens up tremendous benefits for us.”
As professionals in SAP S/4HANA Cloud, AGILITA faced an unusual challenge: too much know-how. “We naturally have first-class programmers for SAP S/4HANA Cloud,” Claudia Nietlisbach, head of the project and senior consultant at AGILITA, says. “So, it was tempting to adapt the standard solution to our old processes. But we resisted that. After all, we wanted to transform our business processes alongside our IT.”
The project team, led by Nietlisbach, opted for a strategy consisting of small steps. Starting in January 2020, single functions were introduced in parallel to day-to-day business – all in standard form for SAP solutions – and completed by April.
However, the experts did not completely forgo the skills of their programmers. In just a few days, they developed an application based on SAP Business Technology Platform that greatly simplifies data access and interaction. Employees can use it to view their vacation times, access customer data in the CRM system, record their expenses, and manage other tasks with an elegant launchpad and access on tablets and smartphones.