One of the largest transformations enabled by the SAP S/4HANA® in Asia to provide:

  • Revamped finance and procurement processes
  • Route profitability reporting
  • Spend analytics to achieve greater transparency and help identify areas for cost reduction

Paris, May 17, 2017 – Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, is helping Cathay Pacific Airways, an international airline registered and based in Hong Kong, to modernize its finance and procurement functions to support its worldwide business growth agenda for the next 10 years and beyond. The project, entitled “Horizon8” is on track for a global “go live” in September 2017, covering 3,000 of the company’s users across 30 countries. Horizon8’s mandate is to standardize end-to-end processes and deliver greater transparency and cost efficiencies, through a wholesale modernization of existing finance and procurement models. Cathay Pacific Airways tasked Capgemini to help build a seamless integrated operating model to support its strategic vision and organizational ambitions.

With routes spanning 190 countries, Cathay Pacific Airways has to manage numerous daily operations along with the ongoing repairs and maintenance of all aircraft. Rising fuel prices and a dynamic business environment, along with stiff competition, all mean that the company needs to get maximum return from every dollar invested.

To help Cathay Pacific Airways optimize its processes and gain a consolidated view of finance and procurement metrics, Capgemini’s team is implementing SAP S/4HANA®. This team includes over 100 airline experts, as well as SAP functional and technical consultants specializing in SAP® software. The company chose SAP S/4HANA as it provides a scalable, integrated solution to handle the complexities of the airline business. The solution will cover end-to-end procurement and financial transactions, while also serving the airline’s needs on planning and budgeting, financial consolidation, profitability analysis, and business intelligence and reporting. SAP S/4HANA is designed for in-memory computing, allowing companies to “Run Live” by gaining instant access to detailed, real-time information.