SOLSUS Interim Manager

Case Study:

Saint Gobain
ERP Implementation

Saint Gobain Logo Saint Gobain is a French multinational corporation that produces a variety of construction, high-performance, and other materials.

SOLSUS was asked to programme manage the Procure to Pay and Accounts Payable workstream of an ERP implementation programme aimed at rolling out the Oracle EnterpriseOne platform across Europe.

Services delivered by SOLSUS included:
• Stakeholder mapping and management.
• Multi country redesign workshops.
• Business process redesign/validation/approval.
• Target operating model design.
• Project manager coaching.
• Business and applications consultant team management.
• System configuration.
• Go-live and early ‘life support’.
• Multi country redesign workshops.
• Workstream reporting and governance.

SOLSUS provided strong leadership and monilisation guidance in an environment experience serious resistance to change.

The methodology used by our consultants included:
• Coaching an inexperiened team of 8 business secondees (plus applications consultants).
• Business process redesign (As is/To be) to support a 5 year improvement plan.
• Detailed planning of risks relating to business resistance, interfaces, process changes, new roles & responsibilities and implementation.
• LEAN review of business processes and requirements through workshops, to develop a detailed business model and define live operational roles and processes.
• Stakeholder management from user to board level within multiple business units.
• Management of the team through the full project cycle.

The result was the delivery of a successful standard European operating model reflected in a system configured without 'hard code' changes.

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