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SAP & McKinsey

Our collaboration

SAP and McKinsey have drawn on their individual strengths to create a strategic alliance that shifts the focus from technical implementation to business transformation by merging technology modernization with strategy execution, helping companies address critical challenges and drive business results.

Problems we solve

Enterprises and CEOs across the globe are investing heavily in technology modernization for digital transformations as it unlocks significant value for enterprises across their organizations. However, the majority of organizations are failing to realize the full potential of their investments when implementing traditional approaches to enterprise platform modernization.

SAP and McKinsey help organizations transform into intelligent, sustainable, and resilient enterprises that use the power of data, networks, and partnerships to achieve their business targets.

How we serve Clients

  • Value-driven approach that drives business change and impact down to the P&L
  • Work is centered on the journey to S/4HANA and Cloud platforms
  • Accelerating value delivery in areas like Intelligent Spend Management, Integrated Business Planning, Sustainability, and CFO Dashboards
  • Improving the ROI from technology enablement while de-risking and accelerating implementation
  • Strengthening our clients’ internal capabilities by applying SAP and McKinsey Digital Academies

Client Impact

Transforming a European retailer across retail, supply chain, category management and finance

We enabled a successful SAP S/4HANA transformation by defining the business vision and operating model, supported by the development of a transformation office and a program academy for skills building.

Transforming a multinational CPG supply chain using SAP Integrated Planning for Supply Chain (SAP IBP)

We reimagined the next-generation operating model through tech-enabled autonomous planning, capability building, agile ways of working, and proven control-tower processes. The program reduced inventory by 27 percent and manual work by 60 percent by consolidating over 100 data sources into one. It also increased the forecast accuracy by six to ten percent and reaction speed by 400 percent.

Establishing a new integrated ERP system with Finance and Human Capital Management in the public sector

We developed an ERP strategy, provided value assurance and project management office support, and helped bring over 50 agencies onto an integrated ERP system, improving transparency and decision making for a public sector client.

From our blog

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McKinsey and SAP join forces to maximize business transformation value through cloud solutions

– The two companies have drawn on their individual strengths to create a strategic alliance that merges technology modernization with strategy execution.

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