Standardization is a cornerstone of the SAP landscape within the Volvo Group.
Working with standardization and optimization of the SAP capabilities, installations and information model will reduce unnecessary cost, overlaps and ambiguous processes. To drive standardization and optimization in the business application landscape the SAP Cross-Functional Forum has been established within the Volvo Group.
A pre-study, carried out by Volvo IT, has mapped a number of actions to reach at least 30 % landscape optimization. One of the first steps has been to map existing SAP solutions cross portfolios.
Other actions to be initiated:
- Optimizing the Volvo Group investment in SAP solutions
- Updating technology on target SAP landscape
- Following up the total cost for SAP solutions
Identifying existing SAP solutions will show which solutions that should be merged in a new target landscape. In addition, a method that can be used for moving solutions from their “own” landscape to a shared one is being created to support future standardization.