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P&G and HP receive a bronze medal from SAP

By Paul Bhuhi, Managing Partner, SAP Practice, HP Enterprise Services


The SAP Quality Awards celebrate customers who have excelled in the planning and execution of their SAP software implementations, delivering significant benefits to their organizations.  blog - sap 10 quality principles.pngThese prestigious awards recognize customers who use SAP’s ten quality principles to:

• Effectively manage and execute implementations marked by complex technical and business process requirements

• Make the extraordinary look ordinary, and deliver significant business benefits to their organization

• Achieve fast, low-cost implementations – and meet today’s demand for rapid time to value


HP and P&G are thrilled to receive the Bronze Medal SAP Quality Award for the category of “large implementations in the CEE (Central & Eastern Europe) region”.  The bronze-winning project spanned 12 months; encompassed SAP ECC, APO, GATP, BW and downstream systems; and effected processes for sales & distribution, material management, planning, plant maintenance, financial accounting and master data management. It involved 13 market development organizations, more than 90 sourcing sites and more than 100 shipping countries. The business objectives of the project included:

-        Moving all business processes from legacy to target environment

-        Moving all system operations into integrated environment

-        Simplification of processes (MDM, virtual DCs, invoicing, pricing)

-        All service measures maintained at current quality


Throughout the project, the HP and P&G team maintained a strong focus on quality management, leveraging best practices and standard processes to drive a streamlined implementation. The team ensured the consistent application of both the HP EDGE methodology, and of P&G AM standards, at a global level.  This was done through a series of activities that governed the project lifecycle end-to-end, beginning with processes and standards adoption and tailoring decisions, on-going support and consultancy, governance of process compliance, and reporting of adoption and compliance metrics. Quality was a critical part of the project success measures at each phase.


This project not only met P&G’s goals of simplifying and moving their business processes from the legacy systems into the target, integrated environment, it also enabled the business for future transformation and expansion.


The SAP Quality Awards’ judging panel consisted ofblog - bhuhi - sap bronze medal - iStock_000021195067Small.jpg representatives from SAP CEE and external professionals. They followed strict criteria to evaluate the nominees, including adherence to SAP ten quality principles, demonstration of time to value and reduced project costs, and actual, tangible business benefits achieved.  SAP is hosting the CEE Quality Awards Ceremony on February 27th in Prague to recognize the winners. Congratulations to the HP and P&G team members for their participation in this award-winning project!


Dominique Schweikart | ‎03-04-2014 12:52 PM

Out of 294 nominations we won the bronze medal with this project in the category Large/mega project!


It was an amazing team with HP team members spread across 17 different countries around the globe and a great team spirit. 


During the prize ceremony we even realized that the silver price also went to a project where HP was involved (unfortunately IBM lead and HP only subcontracted but our logo appeared never the less ;-)) which was delivered for the Czech ministery.


So we can be very proud of HP and their employees!

Jamie Neilan | ‎03-24-2014 09:52 AM

As part of the SAP ERP projects core team it's great to see this in the "news". But let's ask why we aren't gold and aim for that.

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