Mining Behemoth ABM Group Leads the First SAP S/4HANA Digital Transformation Powered by SNP BLUEFIELD™ in Indonesia

SNP Schneider-Neureither & Partner SE, a leading global provider of business transformation solutions specifically for SAP® landscapes, today announced the successful implementation of its SAP® S/4HANA project with Indonesian energy conglomerate PT ABM Investama Tbk (ABM Group). This is the first next-generation enterprise conversion in Indonesia that was orchestrated utilising SNP BLUEFIELD™ – the automated digital transformation to the SAP® S/4HANA digital core. The project was carried out in association with SNP’s strategic partner IBM. 

Entering the year 2020, the ABM Group continues to strengthen its business to become a highly agile conglomerate with integrated mining ecosystems. Deep in the heart of the enterprise was a system and data landscape that powered the business operations, automating core business processes and the movement of data – the organisation’s life blood – from process to process. 

The SNP BLUEFIELD™ approach played a pivotal role in the success of our SAP S/4HANA transformation by automating and accelerating multiple complex projects in a single go-live within six months with a minimised downtime of less than 48 hours at minimal cost and risk. The approach leverages the power of software automation together with unparalleled visibility and analytics, allowing you to get the business benefits of S/4HANA right away as compared to traditional methods and ensuring you don’t wait years to build up enough historical data for the analytics to work. It thus delivers faster return on investment (ROI), increased business continuity, agility, lower total cost of ownership, improved governance and compliance, said Doni Syamsurianto, Chief Information Officer, PT ABM Investama Tbk. 

A highly automated software-driven approach is the ideal enabler for complex data migrations in order to make them fast and secure. The defining characteristic of  SNP BLUEFIELD™ is the flexibility to pick the best data and processes for transformation so that our clients can get the business value out of SAP S/4HANA right away. This is the essence of SNP’s 25 years of experience from more than 12,500 successful projects. It is the only software-based solution that addresses both business and technology-driven transformations with up to 70% reduction in project time, cost and risk, facilitating significantly enhanced business performance and enabling innovation, stated Gerald Faust, Managing Director and CEO, JAPAC, SNP Transformations SEA Pte Ltd. 

The project, triggered by a strategic business and IT decision, needed to be powered by radical changes in ABM’s business models through digitalisation, modernisation and convergence. A logical step was to convert its existing on-premise SAP ERP 6.0 EhP7 to the S/HANA 1809 on AWS platform. The key was to analyse and compare systems with an automated software approach, then selectively transform and migrate data with maximum speed, accuracy and efficiency while reducing business disruption with minimised downtime. The project involved multiple aspects like automated selective data migration, carve-out of company codes, move to cloud, non-Unicode to Unicode, mapping and harmonisation of business partner master data within aggressive timeline targets and budgets, explained Dr. Oswin Hartung, Managing Director, JAPAC Delivery for SNP. 

SNP is SAP-certified and an SAP OEM Partner. SNP’s customer engagements have included some of the largest and most significant S/4HANA projects, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. The company’s roster of customers includes Siemens, Kellogg’s, L’Oreal, Esprit, Honda and HP Enterprise. 

About PT ABM Investama Tbk. (ABM) 

ABM pursues a lofty vision of becoming a company with strategic investments in mining re-sources, mining services, and mining infrastructure. Accordingly, in our business development, we strive to integrate and create synergy among our business units in order to fulfill the needs of the supply-chain activities of mining businesses. 

To secure a stable and solid future, we aim to expand our business portfolio through the activities of our subsidiaries in a number of business developments in various sectors related to the mining resources, mining services, and mining infrastructure. We also continue to expand our production platform, as well as improve the profitability of our operating business units, while developing a comprehensive organization which will be capable of strong synergy and integration in all business units. 

Please visit: www.abm-investama.com 

About SNP 

SNP SE helps organizations transform their business models and take advantage of the opportunities arising from digitalization with its own solutions. Its software and services make it easier to implement technical or commercial changes in business applications and allow customers to automate this process. 

The unique BLUEFIELD™ approach and the world-leading SNP business transformation platform CrystalBridge® have laid the foundations for the company to set an industry standard for automated data transformation. SNP specializes in automatically analyzing, implementing and tracking changes in IT systems. This approach greatly improves quality while significantly reducing costs, risks and the time required to complete complex transformation projects while observing the highest compliance and security standards. 

The SNP Group has around 1,400 employees worldwide. The company is headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, and generated revenue of around EUR 145 million in the 2019 fiscal year. It serves multinational companies in all industries. SNP was established in 1994, went public in 2000, and has been listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since August 2014 (ISIN DE0007203705). Since 2017, the company has been trading as a European company (Societas Europaea/SE). 

More information is available at  www.snpgroup.com 

This article is sponsored by SNP Group

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