Marvinpac is first to implement SAP S/4HANA in CEE region with Sabris as the implementation partner
The official press release issued by companies SAP and Sabris on July 14, 2016:
Marvinpac CZ, a subsidiary of Swiss-based Marvinpac SA which provides primary and secondary product packaging services, decided to implement the latest SAP S/4HANA enterprise applications for finance and logistics to support its international growth and meet growing demands from customers. Marvinpac chose Sabris CZ as an implementation partner with proven experience with deployment of the innovative SAP HANA technology.
A fast implementation of SAP S/4HANA required intensive collaboration and effective communication between Sabris and Marvinpac teams. The deployment of a brand new solution according to the SAP Activate methodology posed a challenge for the supplier, requiring it to abandon its traditional approach and change its mindset from document-centric to process-oriented. A great help in dealing with critical issues with the untried system was collaboration with SAP’s EKT (Early Knowledge Transfer) team.
“For me as the Executive Head, the SAP system represents protection of investment going forward. By implementing SAP, we have increased the prestige of our company and its credibility for clients, auditors and other institutions. In addition, we urgently needed a robust tool to manage logistics, which SAP S/4HANA reliably delivers,” comments Jan Vrátil, Executive Head, Marvinpac CZ (on the 1st picture in the Photo gallery below). “When you acquire a comprehensive enterprise management system, you need to bear in mind that the system on its own cannot resolve your operational and organisational issues. It is a tool we need to learn to work with. Its implementation required great effort and a change of the mindset in the whole organisation. Only a combination of the innovative technology, the right management and strategy has created the optimal setting that will allow us to meet our goals and push the boundaries of our growth. I am convinced that we have managed to achieve that with Sabris and we now have a foundation to build upon.”
The implementation took just 4 months, from February to June 2016. As of June 6, when the project went live, Marvinpac has been using a standard version of SAP S/4HANA. At the moment, various business cases are being assessed to identify processes that will need to be further adapted to specific needs of the client.
“A long-term strategy of Sabris is to focus on new solutions with high value-add. We have been lucky to have innovators among our clients, as witnessed by the fact that we have implemented three exceptional projects with SAP HANA as the common denominator over the past two years,” says Iva Slížková, CEO, Sabris CZ (on the 2nd picture in the Photo gallery below). “The Marvinpac project was an opportunity for us to be the first to implement the SAP S/4HANA technology in the region while posing a challenge for our consulting team. This is not just a technological innovation of a standard SAP solution but forced us to change our approach to the whole process and reaching the goal as the supplier. Sabris aims not only to deliver a solution but primarily to assist Marvinpac with materialising its visions,” adds Iva Slížková.