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Overview

Helping Farmers Prosper with SAP S/4HANA

To help farmers become sustainable, productive, and profitable, Ballance Agri-Nutrients, based in New Zealand, strengthened its ownbusiness processes by developing a modern digital core with SAP S/4HANA. The company gained full visibility into its customer datausing SAP BusinessObjects™ business intelligence (BI) solutions and plans to deploy SAP Hybris solutions.

Company
Ballance Agri-Nutrient
 
Headquarters:
Tauranga, New Zealand
 
Industry
Chemicals
 
Employees
750
Products and Services
Fertilization products and advice
 
Revenue
NZ$892 million
 
Website
http://www.ballance.co.nz/
 
Partner
Soltius
www.soltius.co.nz

Objectives

  • Improve the customer experience across all touch points throughout the business
  • Enhance the availability and reliability of customer data to make decisions more quickly and serve customers with confidence
  • Simplify and streamline business processes
  • Create a strong foundation to build the digital future of the business

Why SAP?

  • Extensive company history with SAP solutions
  • Modern digital core with SAP S/4HANA
  • Full visibility into customer data with SAP BusinessObjects™ business intelligence (BI) solutions

Benefits

Previous

Increased

Sales productivity

Reduced

Month-end closing time

75%

Faster key business processes

Decreased

Sales reporting from 2 hours to 20 minutes
Next
The journey we are on will allow us to connect our employees, suppliers, customers, and networks to our digital core. With SAP S/4HANA at the center, we are designing and building solutions that are mobile, intuitive, robust, and valuable, enabling our customers to be more autonomous and productive and to easily do business with us David Scullin, CIO, Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Resolution

  • Deployed SAP S/4HANA and SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions as a comprehensive foundation with the help ofpartner Soltius
  • Provided real-time dashboards to each team for full visibility into essential customer data for improved decision making
  • Improved customer experiences with access to the right data at the right time

Future Plans

  • Connect SAP Hybris solutions and customer relationship management software to SAP S/4HANA for enhanced customer engagement and service
  • Capitalize on the Internet of Things by enabling seamless and easy integration of data between third-party systems

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