ABeam Consulting supports INPEX to verificate for migration to SAP S/4HANA® next-generation ERP system of INPEX
～ABeam Cloud® Conversion Express Factory for SAP S/4HANA® enables efficient, high-quality verification～
ABeam Consulting Ltd.
ABeam Consulting Ltd. (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Toshinori Iwasawa, president) has supported an impact study and test for migration to the SAP S/4HANA® next-generation ERP system as a first step toward a digital transformation effort being undertaken by INPEX CORPORATION (Minato-ku, Tokyo; Takayuki Ueda, representative director, president & CEO). In performing the study and test, ABeam Cloud® Conversion Express Factory for SAP S/4HANA® provided by ABeam Consulting was used to reproduce and verify the real operational environment on SAP S/4HANA®, bringing visibility to affected areas.
INPEX is currently considering the shift to a next-generation ERP system responsive to digital technology as a means of further strengthening corporate competitiveness, responding rapidly to sudden changes in business environment and growing worldwide energy demand.
This project involved the use of ABeam Cloud® Conversion Express Factory for SAP S/4HANA®, provided by ABeam Consulting, to study the effects of migrating to SAP S/4HANA® to enable more concrete consideration of migration methods. This service is performed by specialized teams that benefit from the knowledge and experience ABeam Consulting has cultivated over numerous projects involving ERP systems construction and migration for customers in a wide range of business and industry fields. Implementing the study according previously codified procedures for the various customization and data conversion tasks that crop up during system migration makes it possible to achieve efficient, high-quality verification.
For the project, ABeam Consulting built a copy of the actual INPEX environment on its ABeam Cloud®(*1) Business Innovation Platform, and used it to perform the verification. While effecting speedy construction of the environment, ABeam Consulting identified the specific effects that would be exerted on existing business processes. By bringing visibility to the impact that migration would have on work operations in this way, the project helped make it possible to formulate a more practical migration roadmap for INPEX to achieve the digital transformation they were aiming for.
“By using ABeam Cloud® Conversion Express Factory for SAP S/4HANA® to recreate the current environment on the SAP S/4HANA® platform, it enabled us to indicate specifically how migration to SAP S/4HANA® would affect INPEX’s operations,” said Koji Sudo, Lead Business Analyst,Business Solution Group, Information Managemant & Technology, Logistics & IMT Division at INPEX. “We look forward to continued support from ABeam Consulting and SAP, helping us discern how the migration to SAP S/4HANA® will increase business value moving forward.”
ABeam Consulting will continue to support increasing corporate value for INPEX by applying the latest digital technologies as well as our knowledge and experience, and consulting know-how of SAP Solutions.
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INPEX CORPORATION is Japan’s largest exploration and production (E&P) company, and a mid-tier E&P player just behind the world’s oil majors. INPEX is currently involved in approximately 70 projects across more than 20 countries, including the Ichthys LNG Project in Australia as Operator. Through sustainably growing its oil and gas development business, developing a global gas value chain business and reinforcing its renewable energy initiatives, INPEX aims to become a leading energy company and continue providing a stable and efficient supply of energy to its customers.
For more information, visit https://www.inpex.co.jp/english/index.html
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