Explore our latest thought leadership, ideas, and insights on the issues that are shaping the future of business and society.
Choose a partner with intimate knowledge of your industry and first-hand experience of defining its future.
Discover our portfolio – constantly evolving to keep pace with the ever-changing needs of our clients.
Become part of a diverse collective of free-thinkers, entrepreneurs and experts – and help us to make a difference.
See our latest news, and stories from across the business, and explore our archives.
We are a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology.
Our number one ranked think-tank
Explore our brands
Explore our technology partners
Please allow statistical cookies to see this Youtube embed
Client Challenge: As an existing SAP user, SEAT wanted to keep up with the development of technology and understand the implications of a transition to the SAP S/4HANA logistics platform
Solution: After coordinating with Capgemini to perform a thorough examination of its existing systems and processes, SEAT had a transformation roadmap that clearly defined the requirements of introducing SAP S/4HANA
People all over the world are constantly in motion, whether they are travelling to and from work or taking road trips. Regardless of how or why they are travelling, drivers need to get places and SEAT has spent the last 70 years trying to make sure that their customers enjoy the experience every time. Doing so is far from simple and requires a great deal of effort and innovation, both in the form of car development and work that goes on behind the scenes. In order to remain effective and ensure that its employees are constantly enabled to focus on delivering new and exciting vehicles, SEAT has always placed significant importance on optimizing its internal processes.
This pursuit of excellence within its internal systems led SEAT to investigate the potential of the SAP S/4HANA platform, which represented a new generation of technology. However, such a transition would be a substantial transformation and so the business wanted to understand the challenges it would face across its various subsidiaries, such as SEAT Cupra, SEAT Componentes, SEAT Martorell, and Barcelona. To accomplish this, SEAT wanted to work with a partner that would add experience with both SAP technology and transformation projects. The business selected Capgemini as its partner to review its existing systems and create a transformation roadmap for the transition to SAP S/4HANA.
The partners began a 12-week-long project with a study of the existing platforms and ways of working throughout the organization. SEAT was using 3 different SAP systems, each of which were integrated with other platforms and had undergone more than 15 years of customization, to support its logistics operations. This set-up had led to a lack of synergy, traceability, and standardization across different locations and teams, all of which were primary targets for improvement.
With this understanding serving as a foundation, the partners then transitioned into a workshop phase, during which Capgemini coordinated with both IT and business experts to identify the various opportunities for improvement throughout the organization. During this stage, SEAT and Capgemini were able to group and identify business processes based on their maturity, efficiency, setting, and the degree to which they fit within the established transformation objectives. This also helped to clarify the various actions and outcomes needed to fulfill SEAT’s strategic vision. Finally, the partners used a set of analytics tools to fully determine the migration pathway options. In pursuing and executing this review, SEAT and Capgemini followed an established four-step program.
By the end of 12 weeks, SEAT and Capgemini established two separate transformation scenarios that would fulfill the vision laid out at the beginning of the project. With both of these recognized, the partners then set about creating transformation roadmaps for each scenario that delivered plans including quick wins, targeted business improvements, process standardization, and the introduction of industry best practices. With cost and timeline estimates representing the final touch, SEAT and Capgemini finalized two detailed, comprehensive transformation plans based on the business’ unique needs and challenges.
Once the assessment came to its conclusion, SEAT had gained a thorough understanding of the implications of its move to the SAP S/4HANA logistics platform. With this knowledge, the organization will now be able to make informed decisions regarding the transformation and prepare its employees and subsidiaries for the eventual transfer. This represents yet another essential step in SEAT’s journey to deliver its customers entertaining and safe driving options fit to their transportation needs.
We respect your privacy
You may accept all cookies, or choose to manage them individually. You can change your settings at any time by clicking Cookie Settings available in the footer of every page.