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Botswana: IBM Vivo Energy Selects Services' SAP S / 4HANA


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Vivo Energy has chosen IBM Services for its digital transformation journey based on SAP S / 4HANA.

To help boost efficiency and unlock operational insights, Vivo Energy's country locations have been transferred to SAP S / 4HANA, leading to the completion of a major project milestone.

Adding more than 500 service stations to its retail network between 2012 and 2017, Vivo Energy has grown rapidly, opening more than 450 convenience retail and fast service restaurants between 2014 and 2017. The company in 2018, operated over 1,800 service stations and employed around 2,360 people. Vivo Energy needed to make changes to its existing IT environment and improve its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, owing to this rapid growth.

IBM solutions, by enabling it to streamline processes, improve employee productivity and improve data visibility, have started to transform Vivo Energy's operations. Vivo Energy will be able to make the decision to make a decision to make a decision to make an intelligent decision, and to create an intelligent enterprise that responds actively to customer demand, using the embedded analytics engine of SAP S / 4HANA. The organization will be able to conduct more detailed analyzes, as well as the deployment of exporters to more locations. Benefits from the company's new solution will also be felt by Vivo Energy's retailers. SAP / 4HANA, Automating replenishment at the service stations. This will also allow the company to reduce its fuel distribution costs.

Mike McCormick, CIO, Vivo Energy, said, "We are focused on continuing our remarkable growth story, and we need to achieve this approach to business management and look for ways to enable IBM to achieve the goal. was the best partner to support the implementation, taking the time to get to know our business needs in depth. "

Keith Costello, Global Vice President and General Manager, SAP Global Business Services Leader, IBM, remarked that Vivo Energy is one of the first oil and gas companies of its size to deploy the full suite of SAP S / 4HANA applications alongside SAP SuccessFactors solutions, SAP Cloud for Customer and Integrated Business Planning in one integrated, end-to-end platform. "IBM Services and Vivo Energy took an agile approach to implementation, with a focus on fast decision-making. This approach to implementation can help ensure that the business transformation program has a global template for the solution, "said Costello.

Vivo Energy and IBM, using the SAP Activate implementation methodology, a 'Big Bang' approach, with multiple application components enabled simultaneously. Vivo Energy is proposing rolling out the solutions of the fourth quarter of 2019, with the SAP S / 4HANA solutions presently active in two countries. PWKD18022019


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