Integration into Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller
In order to ensure that your company is fit to face the future, growing companies should constantly consolidate and harmonize their core business processes and IT environment. The big challenge for Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller (UTM) was integrating the SAP environment of the subsidiary Homann Feinkost GmbH (Homann) at its six German locations efficiently, with predictable costs, and on the planned schedule into its own SAP system environment.
An overview of the project
For Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller, the goal was to create a common system basis, which could be used later for additional optimizations and process harmonization. Similarly, a uniform database was supposed to allow transparent reporting.
The project was complex from the very start. It included:
In the end, UTM had the complete implementation with a go-live scenario without compromising business operations. Furthermore, the project was completed on-time and in-budget. The successful project set a milestone for the implementation of large IT projects and ensured great satisfaction in the department and among management.
“For the success of a harmonization project of this order of magnitude, we required the support of specialists with many years’ project experience in our industry and with special expertise in data migration. This is why we opted for cooperation with valantic [formerly realtime AG] as the general contractor for bundling all external activities in the SAP sector.”
“The expertise in the food industry, especially of production, logistics, materials management, and sales, but also the existing technological background suited our realization plans perfectly.”
“Especially important for the project’s success was the very good, close cooperation of all areas of UTM, Homann, and external parties from the very start. Multi-day intensive workshops with nearly all project participants made a significant contribution to this.”
“The early start of work on the data migration proved to be good and the driver for the entire project. Even the first test runs were of high quality. In the productive data migration, there were no more surprises. In addition, consistent risk management – with a go-live in twelve steps with the separation of technical and actual go-live instead of big bang – proved decisive.”
“The close cooperation with the experts from valantic [formerly realtime AG] and Datavard GmbH made our project a success. Schedule and budget were adhered to perfectly, that was only possible with an experienced, flexible, team that was able to react quickly. Nothing wobbled.”