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De Nora Group’s US headquarters go live on SAP S/4HANA

27 May 2020

Vimercate, Italy, 27 May, 2020 – De Nora is a global supplier of sustainable technologies and preferred partner for the most important industrial electrochemical processes and has been offering water treatment solutions since 1923. Driven by a philosophy based on continuous improvement, De Nora markets highly innovative electrodes, electrochemical systems, and the most advanced filtration and disinfection technologies to solve issues related to the public water/ municipal, marine, industrial wastewater’s treatment.

Today, De Nora is committed to developing unconventional solutions to address the energy transition toward decarbonisation, the hydrogen economy and ensuring clean water for all.

More than 1,600 people work together, with enthusiasm and experience, to successfully face these new challenges. The Group serves customers in 119 countries and has 19 offices worldwide, 12 production plants and three research and development centres located in Italy, the United States and Japan.

In the context of ongoing investments to support its growth, and with the aim of pursuing a continuous technological innovation program and extending the adoption of an integrated system to support common and synergistic models, in 2019 De Nora and Capgemini launched a program to bring SAP S/4HANA technology worldwide and to all Group’s companies.

In April, during the lockdown and – once again – thanks to Capgemini’s support, the De Nora Group completed the implementation of the new SAP S/4HANA solution within its US subsidiary, De Nora Water Technologies US, in a completely remote way.

Among the new solution’s many benefits there are: the extension of both the integration and standardization of accounting processes at Group level, the openness to innovative inter-functional and multilevel reporting models, the use of information through mobile devices and the rationalization and consolidation of infrastructure security.

De Nora Water Technologies’ American roll-out is the first to directly affect the Business Unit operating in water treatment, which is gradually opening up to the adoption of SAP S/4HANA and will soon extend the internal transformation process to other companies located in Italy, China, Abu Dhabi and the United Kingdom. A challenge within a challenge that aims to integrate the companies acquired by the Group only a few years ago within the core model already adopted in several countries in order to innovate and harmonize activities, processes and control model globally.

“A success confirming our ability to carry out projects of international scope and where the adaptation and collaboration spirit of the whole team, including the client, has been key. This achievement is a powerful encouragement sign when it is necessary to carry out projects under different conditions and still being able to ensure business continuity,” said Gerardo Ciccone, MALS Director, Capgemini in Italy.

“For De Nora it was strategic to remain within the roadmap defined more than a year ago for the completion of SAP’s implementation at Group level, despite the challenging and extraordinary global situation, in order to consolidate the integration between the Group’s companies and to support the technological updating in sustain the business. Remaining focused on objectives was crucial in order not to leave room for the margins of uncertainty that activities reprogramming would have entailed in the current context, with repercussions on the planning of the corporate resources hired on the project.

The transformation path undertaken, supported by an architecture entirely based on the new SAP Intelligence business suite, responds to the need to increasingly promote synergies within the Group, adopt common models and share information flows quickly and reliably,” said Carlo Paschetto, CIO – Industrie De Nora.

Adriano Ceccherini, SAP Italy’s SME Market Director, said: “This implementation, made in a completely remote way and made possible thanks to the proven expertise of our partner Capgemini and the full collaboration of the De Nora Group, is a sign of hope and encouragement during a time of deep global uncertainty in which it is necessary to ensure business continuity by carrying out projects under unprecedented conditions.”

About Capgemini

Capgemini is a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology and engineering services. The Group is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year+ heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. Today, it is a multicultural company of 270,000 team members in almost 50 countries. With Altran, the Group reported 2019 combined revenues of €17billion.

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