Armstrong World Industries provides ceiling & wall solutions while Armstrong Flooring is a manufacturer of flooring products to help in the design and construction of commercial buildings and residential spaces. Leaders in this industry, they offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.
Armstrong World Industries was built on two business divisions, Ceilings and Flooring. With manufacturing locations across the globe, both had products with a vastly different margin profile. To create more transparency in profitability it was decided to split the company into two separate legal entities utilizing SAP SLO tools. Both entities still run SAP, which provides high quality information crucial to run the businesses.
With a wide range of functional needs and technical requirements, it was essential Armstrong got expert advice on how to split the single instance of SAP and convert the data in in the resulting instances to continue to meet their daily business requirements, without loss of historical data, and with new capabilities for product level profitability/gross margin reporting due to splitting of overhead cost on company code level.
First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar systems using advanced module and system technology. They focus on building a sustainable future by leading with sustainable energy. First Solar wanted to transition from ECC to S/4HANA.
First Solar focuses on supporting services that include finance, construction, maintenance and end-of-life panel recycling. First Solar needs to transition from an older system to a new and improved one; S/4HANA offers reduced risk, less cost, easy transition across business functions and can alleviate current issues experience in the current financial close process. Cognitus assess the situation and requirements, then proposes the best approach to offer a solution.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corporation (MCO-I) combines highly efficient turbomachinery meticulously manufactured in Japan with fast, fine-tuned local services in the Gulf Coast region. In early 2018 MCO-I requested a proposal for their migration from their parent’s SAP ECC to S/4HANA. After a thorough selection process Cognitus Consulting was awarded the contract.
Since MCO-I was already on SAP ECC, and pleased with some of the functionality, the decision was made to implement a greenfield S/4HANA and adopt some of this functionality from the parent company and convert the data from ECC to S/4HANA.
The implemented modules were all part of S/4HANA core and included Finance, Controlling, Materials Management, Production Planning, Project Systems, Human Resources and Sales & Distribution.
This project started early July 2018 and used an extremely aggressive implementation time-line of 5 months. Using the Cognitus onshore/offshore model, the project could work with a 24/5 schedule and all deadlines were met within budget.
Cognitus’ in-depth knowledge of the Engineering, Procurement and Construction solution in SAP, together with an experienced onshore/offshore team made the difference for MCO-I. The heavy involvement of the MCO-I subject matter experts, working directly with our onshore and offshore team and using the SAP Activate methodology, accelerated the knowledge transfer, testing and training.
Plastipak is a leading global company in the rigid packaging and recycling industries. Plastipak has manufacturing plants in more than 40 different countries, and their success lies in their innovation and mission to provide valuable and sustainable products.
Plastipak has a big focus on proper inventory management as well as procurement, which is largely based upon workflow. To assist with inventory management, SAP S/4HANA allows Plastipak to track inventory, fit specific requirements, efficiently manage materials and waste. Additionally, S/4HANA streamlines workflow allowing for flexibility, planning, and automation. Cognitus expertise with all areas of SAP S/4HANA assist Plastipak in meeting their goals through strategizing and leading the company is best practices and optimization of SAP
TreeHouseFoods, Inc. is a leader in manufacturing and distribution for privately labeled packaged food and beverages, ranking at #17 amongst our 29 categories. TreeHouseFood offers healthy, natural and organic foods to customers all across North America.
SAP helps TreeHouseFoods remain a market leader and continue to grow their business. Cognitus drove the implementation of material ledger & actual costing, while simultaneously streamlining and intelligently allocating indirect costs, based on i.a. machine time consumption to materials, and across divisions, to facilitate detailed COGS reporting in COPA and CFin.
Ranked 79 in fortune 500 companies, Tyson foods is the world’s second largest meat processor and marketer. Tyson Foods wanted to integrate a new acquisition. An intricate POC was created for their System Landscape Optimization that assured them of the proposed solution.
These are trying times and Tyson/ Hillshire cannot afford to fall behind the competition. That is why they use SAP’s flagship software. Everything from the implementation of material ledger and actual costing to streamlining AOP allocations across the merged companies to the SLO conversion of data into a unified SAP landscape was handled by SAP and Cognitus.
BJ's Wholesale Club Inc., commonly referred to simply as BJ's, is an American membership-only warehouse club chain. Products are Electronic, Home, Furniture, Outdoor, Sporting Goods, Toys, Jewelry, Clothing and Health and Beauty. Memberships at BJ's are required for these benefits and are available to individual consumers and businesses.
Cognitus works with BJ’s North America region, offering support with functional & technical upgrade of the software solution , IS-Retail integration for vendor promotions and on-going post-production support. Cognitus assess BJ’s specific situational needs and offers strategy and implementation based off that.
Isuzu is a Japanese commercial vehicle and diesel engine manufacturing company headquartered in Tokyo. Itsprincipal activity is the production, marketing and sale of Isuzu commercial vehicles and diesel engines. There main focus is on "creation without compromise“. Commercial vehicles to move things and diesel engines to provide thepower.
Cognitus provides Isuzu support in IT and SAP specific software solutions, incentive planning and implementation and on-going post-production support. Cognitus helps Isuzu by understanding their goals and requirements in order to create strategy that will be deployed.
Michael Foods, Inc., through its Egg Products Division, is the largest producer, processor, and distributor of extended shelf-life liquid eggs and dried, hard-cooked, and frozen egg products in the United States. In addition, Michael Foods is the retail market leader of various retail brands such as Crystal Farms, Simply Potatoes, Papetti’s, etc.
Michael Foods needs to correctly predict demands, manage data and deliver on time. SAP serves to help Michael Foods achieve their objectives with trade spend management, deviated price management, trade promotions, rebates, chargebacks and request for pricing apps to North America Sales Force. Congitus specialty with SAP allows Michael Foods to properly manage and optimize rebates, chargebacks and incentives.
Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. is an American company that markets and distributes over-the-counter healthcare and household cleaning products. For generations, Prestige Brands have helped consumers care for themselves andtheir loved ones. Their mission to preserve this trust by continuing to provide products stewarded with their needsin mind.
Prestige Brands is a large brand that needs to correctly manage their strategy, rebates, billbacks and streamline all business processes. Cognitus partners with Prestige Brands to use their expertise to implement SAP to deliver upon the goals and requirements set forth; from global deployment of trade spend , implementation of billbacks and rebates , adapt new UI/UX V/4 features in Fiori and self-service channel portal using Bridge-X Connect.
Saint-Gobain Abrasives, the world’s leading manufacturer of abrasives, offers powerful, precise and user-friendly solutions enabling customers to shape and surface finish all types of materials even in the most complex and challenging applications across a diverse range of markets. Part of the Saint Gobain, France, SGA is headquartered in Massachusetts, USA and owns the first ever mass-produced, precision-made grinding wheel.
SGA has various complex programs that need proper management and flexibility. SAP has the ability to work cross-functionally to offer solutions covering administration, modeling, reporting and analyzing. Cognitus provides training courses for stakeholders, leads the implementation, testing and modeling to full implementation, to make the transition smooth and straightforward.
V Suarez & Co., Inc. distributes food, beverages, and household goods. The Company offers beers, distilled spirits, non-alcoholic beverages, dry groceries, frozen refrigerated foods, and personal care products, as well as develops and manages a portfolio of warehouse and commercial office properties.
SAP offers a variety of services for rebates, chargebacks and employee incentives. V Suarez & Co. needs a go to marketing pricing strategy that handles promotions, bonuses and chargebacks. They additionally need rebate and trade promo management. Cognitus comes in to offer implementation and training services to ensure the proper use.
Welch Allyn is a leading global manufacturer of medical diagnostic equipment with a wide range of connected solutions. With nearly 2,500 employees working in 26 different countries, they focus on the customer and imaginehow healthcare will be delivered in the future to develop tools and future-proof technologies.
Welch Allyn combines a practical understanding of clinical needs with a visionary spirit to develop solutions that assess, diagnose, treat and manage a wide variety of illnesses and diseases.
It manages billbacks, administrative fees, data objectives and customer management. For Welch Allyn, timely delivery and efficient management is needed in order to deliver the best and solutions. Cognitus has specific expertise in life science to ensure regulatory compliance and efficient utilization of resources and time.
Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, Zoetis delivers quality medicines and vaccines, complemented bydiagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes a diverse portfolio of animal health medicines and vaccines designed to meet the real-world needs of veterinarians and the livestock farmers and companion animal owners they support
For Zoetis, SAP specifically services global rollout , SAP Hybris implementation for e-commerce, deals and Hybris integration rollout for customer promotions , rebates, chargebacks and loyalty rollout while replacing Model N and various legacy apps . Cognitus uncovers your specific needs and goals to build a strategy for expert implementation.
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