IT carve-out, in time and on budget
The project kick-off was in April 2021. During a short preparation phase, Sofigate used its own Business Technology Design model to choose which capabilities will continue, which will be replaced and how. Instead of a long, old-school sourcing process, the alternatives were selected fast and the choices were made quickly. Oracle Netsuite was chosen as the cloud ERP, Sofigate’s ITBaaS for basic IT services, and Jitterbit’s platform for integrations, for example.
The implementation started in August and was carried out successfully under pandemic. The focus was on main functionalities: some parts were deliberately delayed in order to keep the timeline. The project has now gone live. “We are in time and on budget, or even below. Now we have a system that can help and support Gren in operational excellence as we move on to the transformation phase”, Johansson Holmertz states.
The speed has been impressive. “The worst that could happen in this kind of project is to lose the momentum – it takes too much time and effort to restart. This can happen if there’s no governance, but with a trusted partner, the focus stays all the time in the critical success factors – jointly. This saves a massive amount of working hours in their organisation, without compromising any value,”, says Matti Vesala, Business Executive at Sofigate.
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