Savannah Cement boosts efficiency through SAP’s all-in-one solution

February 18, 2014
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Andrew Waititu, MD SAP Africa, Ronald Ndegwa- MD Savannah Cement and Serge Marc Victor Blockmans, CEO of SEAl sign contract documents for SAP-HANA

, Savannah Cement has signed an agreement with Sperkejet East Africa Ltd (SEAl)) and SAP Africa for the installation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution known as SAP All-in-One solution on SAP HANA platform.

The cement maker becomes the first large-scale manufacturer to implement the innovative integrated solution in East and Central Africa. This will allow Savannah Cement to manage data in real time enabling quick and responsive decision-making.

“Due to the increase in our business volumes, we felt that there was a clear need to review our approach to technology, and we’re pleased to have selected SEAl and SAP to provide us a solution that addresses our need to offer a differentiated and an excellent customer experience to both our internal and external customers”, Ronald Ndegwa- MD Savannah Cement.

Ndegwa added Savannah Cement has invested over USD 600,000 in SAP All-in-One solution on SAP HANA platform because it significantly enhances functionality, service and efficiency far beyond the legacy SAP solutions that are currently in the industry.

“Savannah will be the first cement company capable of planning and forecasting in real time. Operational reporting will continuously give visibility into companywide spending patterns further boosting forecast business needs, maximizing cost savings and reducing supplier risks.”

“Savannah Cement communicated a clear and revolutionary need to change its approach to technology, and we’re pleased they selected SAP All-in-One powered on an SAP HANA platform to help provide an improved customer experience and staff efficiency,” said Mr. Andrew Waititu- MD SAP Africa.

Serge Marc Victor Blockmans, CEO of SEAl – the implementing partner – added the ongoing SAP project implementation scope encompasses the finance and supply chain processes, as well as an interface to the weighbridge.

“SEAl adopts SAP’s ASAP and Rapid Deployment implementation methodologies. This allows for the solution to be delivered in a mere 4 months which allows Savannah Cement to reap the benefits of the investment very soon.  SEAl is proud to implement the first SAP HANA technology based solution in the region”

SAP was selected after a competitive review process. In choosing SAP, Savannah officials cited SAPs successful track record and said of all the solutions reviewed, SAP on HANA Native was the most comprehensive as an industry leading solution. The introduction of in memory computing to the SAP basket ensured that Savannah was well placed ahead of its competitors to deliver a responsive, differentiated and intentional customer experience.

 

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