ZF Friedrichshafen CIO Jurgen Sturm on SAP deal

SAP HANA IndiaZF Friedrichshafen CIO Jurgen Sturm said the automotive supplier’s deal with SAP will help to protect and simplify its existing IT assets.

“SAP allows us to protect and simplify our existing assets while building the future business platform for tomorrow’s growth,” said Jurgen Sturm, CIO of ZF Friedrichshafen.

Business software major SAP said the IT order from ZF Friedrichshafen, a global automotive supplier, is aimed at transforming its IT landscape.

The implementation and integration of SAP solutions will help provide ZF with a single source to connect with suppliers, customers and business networks and provide ZF with the foundation for new digital business models.

SAP will be supplying software including SAP S/4HANA, the SAP BW/4HANA solution and SAP SuccessFactors solutions to ZF Friedrichshafen.

ZF selected SAP software to support its growth strategy, using technology to enable processes and the organization to scale.

Through the implementation of new global solutions from SAP, ZF will further extend its existing IT system landscape to the world of cloud.

Following its merger with automotive supplier TRW, ZF’s implementation of these solutions will help drive synergies across all corporate departments, allow for the fast adoption of global business processes and drive digitalization, speed and agility.

ZF Friedrichshafen will be using SAP SuccessFactors offerings including SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central and SAP SuccessFactors Talent solutions for its 137,000 employees.

The implementation of SAP S/4HANA Finance solution offers financial management and accounting functionality on one standardized platform, enabling ZF to pursue its growth strategy while focusing on new opportunities to improve business processes.

The solution can help the company better manage regulatory requirements such as International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as well as help optimize financial processes to provide a single source of truth for corporate management.

ZF will implement the SAP S/4HANA Sourcing and Procurement solution, the SAP HANA platform, SAP Extended Warehouse Management application and governance, risk and compliance solutions such as the SAP Enterprise Threat Detection application.

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