SAP Technical Upgrade Deployed at Asian Paints

| Client story

Capgemini combines global SAP expertise with local client knowledge to ensure success

“ We had a sincere team from Capgemini committed to the delivery of the project on time and to budget. At various stages of the project, team members were candid about their expectations from our team. At the same time, they were open to changing their work styles based on feedback from us in the interest of meeting project timelines. ”M. R. Parasuram, Project Manager, Asian Paints

The Situation

Asian Paints sought to upgrade its current SAP platform from R/3 4.7 to ECC 6.0. Asian Paints was using a version of SAP that was nearing the end of its life cycle. An upgrade to a newer SAP release was necessary if Asian Paints was to remain fully supported. The enhancement would help align the company with its future business needs and save on maintenance costs. Capgemini was selected to be the delivery partner.

�The Solution

In addition to the technical upgrade, the scope of the project included applying all required patches for the upgrade, retrofitting all custom developments, validating the upgrade, providing effective support during user acceptance test and
go-live phases as well as the two-week post-implementation phase. The project plan for the upgrade was based on a comprehensive checklist that included system and application landscapes, retrofitting strategy, test scripts and time schedule.

The Result

Thanks to meticulous planning, all systems were delivered ahead of schedule. With the system installed, Asian Paints can now leverage the functionality offered by the latest SAP release. A single go-live was executed by the team to ensure minimum downtime and to maximize the opportunity for quick wins. By carefully minimizing development effort, Asian Paints was able to maintain their “business as usual”.