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HCL helps Premier Test & Measurement Co. in SAP integration after an acquisition

HCL helps Premier Test & Measurement Co. in SAP integration after an acquisition

Client
Our Client with FY10 revenue of $5.44B, is the world’s premier Test and Measurement (T&M) company and boasts the most diversified portfolio of products in Electronics T&M and Bio-analytics space in the world.
 
Situation
  • Client acquired another company for $1.5B in 2010 to add NMR, imaging and Vacuum technologies to it’s product portfolio, in its Chemical Analysis and Life Sciences business
  • Annual cost saving of $75m were expected to be delivered, by adopting Client’s operating model
 
Solution
  • Two pronged approach to deliver maximum tax and cost savings immediately:
  • In FY10 (i.e. by October 31st) migration of Acquired Co. to Client’s Quote-to-Cash and integration of the acquired company’s factories using a “sub-contracting” model completed. Orders transmitted to acquired company’s factories using ALE between Client’s ECC 6.0 and the SAP R/3 at the factories
  • In FY11 and FY12 planned migration of 16 acquired Factories to Client’s ECC 6.0, thereby bringing the entire operation on a single ERP
 
Process & Technology Areas
  • Process Areas: Product Development, Supply Chain, Logistics
  • Technology:
  • SAP ECC 6.0 at Agilent
  • SAP R/3 at Varian
  • ALE
 
Benefits Delivered
  • Accelerated acquired company’s move to Client’s operating model
  • Met the FY10 project goals so that cost and tax synergies from the acquisition were realized by Customer
  • Minimized disruption to Client and its Acquired Company’s business
  • Use of ALE eliminated manual intervention and improved data integrity. The model allows for factories to be phased in a staggered timeline

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