CASE STUDIES

NEC Corporation of America

IT and business communication products and solutions to business enterprises and multiple vertical industries

CHALLENGES

・Integrate multiple legacy ERP systems
・Standardize business procedures across the organization
・Provide operational transparency within the U.S. as well as for NEC global headquarters
・Develop an overseas template for the U.S. based on global processes designed and defined by NEC headquarters

SOLUTIONS

・Deliver management and operational transparency in the areas of accounting, finance, sales, purchasing and distribution by implementing SAPR ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) 6.0
・Establish CoE (Centers of Excellence), a virtual organization to oversee global rollouts
・Introduce and utilize SAPR Solution Manager to track project status

SUCCESS FACTORS

・Senior management’s commitment to the project
・Involvement of business units through weekly steering committee meetings and the identification of business process champions and core users directly engaged in system design
・Multinational project team with balanced NEC orientation
・Thorough governance to align the system with NEC’s vision, and building a relationship of trust with NEC’s global headquarters in Japan.