WayEx Pty Ltd was a manufacturing and mining company, which was regarded as a leader in its industry. Its existing ERP system had been in place for over 10 years, and during this time there had been no significant change to the original design of the solution. The system was heavily customised, and had resulted in an inability to keep up to date with the formal patches from the vendor. It was eventually considered appropriate that WayEx replace its existing ERP. Reason for the upgrade was therefore risk based, and not for purposes of re-engineering the existing business processes. SAP was chosen as the ERP system of choice to replace the existing system.
The scope of the SAP implementation covered the following functional areas: financial accounting, controlling, sales and distribution, materials management, production planning and project systems. At the time, WayEx employed 6000 employees and operated across 14 different geographical locations in South Africa and 2 locations international ...
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