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Shanying: Unifying data across three business units and multiple systems

Explore Shanying’s journey with SAP

To create long-term customer value, Shanying wanted to develop a unified master data standard for its entire business. With the SAP Master Data Governance application and SAP Services and Support, Shanying established a new standard and improved overall data quality and group-wide transparency, reducing transaction costs between business units.

57

%

reduction in data volume.

83

%

reduction in material groups volume, from 5,319 to 933.

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unified master data standard for multiple systems.

The offerings from SAP Services and Support helped us establish a unified master data standard with SAP Master Data Governance, so we can distribute unique, complete, and standard master data to the business application systems that need to use that data.

Xuehui Gui
GM Process digitalisation
Shanying International Holdings Co. Ltd.

The Challenge

Eliminating duplicate master data to enable consistency between different business units

Committed to sustainable development, Shanying is on a mission to become a world-leading green packaging total solution and service provider that creates long-term value for customers. 

 

To realise its vision, Shanying needed to rebuild its master data management processes. Typically, companies will implement a master data governance solution before or after an ERP system implementation. But Shanying was struggling with multiple systems operating on inconsistent data management standards at three business units. 

 

The company set out to eliminate data inconsistencies between the three business units which used disparate ERP systems and assigned different codes to the same materials in each system. To avoid data duplication, Shanying needed to integrate a duplication check into the master data workflow. 

 

To get ahead, Shanying made the decision to lean on expert insight to establish harmonised group-wide master data management.

With SAP Master Data Governance, master data quality has improved all around, providing a foundation for our data assets.

Xuehui Gui
GM Process digitalisation
Shanying International Holdings Co. Ltd.

The Solution

Creating one, unified master data standard for multiple systems

To control the master data lifecycle across its entire group of businesses, Shanying decided to implement the SAP Master Data Governance application. As the scope of the project involved a complex and nonstandard solution implementation spanning three business units operating on disparate ERP applications, Shanying sought expert help. 

 

Drawing on SAP Services and Support offerings, including SAP Advisory Services, Shanying was able to leverage expert insight for establishing harmonised group-wide master data management.

 

In addition, the use of SAP Activate methodology helped Shanying unify business processes by adopting best practices and performing gap analysis to accelerate application implementation and reduce risk.

The Result

Enabling data-driven decision-making on higher-quality data

Having implemented SAP Master Data Governance, Shanying has established a unified master data standard for the entire business. Using a team of experts to check master data for accuracy, the company has adopted a new standard of “One Material, One Code.” This has boosted overall data quality and reduced data volume by 57%, while cutting back on the volume of material groups to just 933, down from 5,319 previously.

 

By eliminating duplicate master data, the company has enabled consistency between different business units, improving group-wide transparency and reducing the transaction cost between different business units. As part of the project, Shanying also cleaned legacy data and designed different cutover plans for every business unit to minimise impact.

 

With one, unified master data standard across its three businesses and multiple systems, the management team at Shanying now has access to accurate and high-quality data to inform decision-making.

SAP helps Shanying run better

Key business outcomes and benefits

  • Developed a unified master data standard for the entire business to meet the new “One Material, One Code” standard and improve overall data quality
  • Created a team of experts to check that master data is accurate and meets its standards
  • Eliminated duplicate master data to enable consistency between different business units, improving group-wide transparency and reducing the transaction cost between different business units
  • Cleaned legacy data and designed different cutover plans for every business unit to minimise impact

Featured solutions and services

  • SAP Master Data Governance supports master data consolidation and central governance scenarios in a single application.
  • SAP Advisory Services provides the expertise, tools, and resources to enable customer-centric operations, visionary strategies, and innovative business models.
  • SAP Activate provides a clear process of structured and solution-specific practices to enable the adoption and extension of new and differentiating business capabilities.
  • SAP Services and Support enables collaboration with SAP support experts to tackle strategic challenges and business-wide transformation.

About Shanying

Shanying International Holdings Co. Ltd. is an international enterprise integrating an industrial Internet platform, comprehensive use of green resources, industrial and specialty paper manufacturing, and packaging product customisation. The company is committed to sustainable development, supports product innovation, and actively explores replacing plastic with paper.

Industry Region Company Size
Mill products Shanghai, China 13,189 employees
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