Case Study on Successful SAP
Conversion and Data Integration Project
Business Challenge Business Value
Hayes-Lemmerz, a leading global supplier of By delivering on time and according to customer
wheels, brakes, powertrain, suspension and requirements, RPF has enabled Hayes-Lemmerz
structural components, needed a solution which to bring up SAP as their financial system of re-
would facilitate data conversion from other finan- cord, thereby eliminating Oracle Financials and
cial ERP systems to SAP, and would perform as Ideas GL, and has allowed them to sever a costly
a conduit for AP, AR, and GL data to flow in from ASP relationship with Ceridian Corporation for
plant level ERP systems. In addition, customer HR services.
and vendor information needed to flow out to
these systems from SAP. As a direct result of the data integration achieved
by RPF, Hayes-Lemmerz was able to leave their
The entire SAP project timeline was extremely Trans4M and JD Edwards plant level ERP sys-
aggressive, due to the fact that it had to be imple- tems in place, effectively limiting the scope of the
mented in order to perform financial year-end in a SAP project a to level which was achievable
manner that was Sarbanes-Oxley compliant. within the short timeframe that existed.
Solution Financial data synchronization to SAP has effec-
tively consolidated that information such that
RFP Consulting architected and implemented a Hayes-Lemmerz is able to end their financial year
solution which utilizes Business Objects Data In- much more easily in a manner which is Sar-
tegrator. banes-Oxley compliant. The effort to end the fi-
nancial year in their previously disparate systems
Data Integrator provides an end-to-end data inte- was estimated at well over a million dollars.
gration rapid development environment, along
with a web-based administration interface with The completion of this project has resulted in the
the ability to schedule and monitor activity. With culmination of an effort to integrate and/or con-
the ability to interface to email, Data Integrator solidate IT financial systems which has been a
provides a reliable data delivery mechanism with major goal since the current CFO and CIO
notifications to the appropriate personnel in the
event of system failures.
Illuminate what drives your Performance
Data Integrator also performs very well as a flexi- With RPF Consulting Services
ble instrument to extract legacy data, to manipu-
late that data in any manner which is required to
get it into SAP, and to handle those data excep-
tions and last-minute tweaks that inevitably pop
up as part of any data conversion project.
Data Integrator is capable of connecting to SAP
in variety of ways. The RPF solution at Hayes-
Lemmerz utilizes ALE / IDOC functionality, file Illuminate what drives
transfer to BDC ABAP programs, as well as your performance.
ABAP code generated and run directly by Data
Integrator within SAP/R3.
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