A pharmaceutical company is undergoing a global SAP platform rollout, which is split by geography due to its size and complexity. After completing 90% of the SAP rollout in the Americas using spreadsheets, disjointed processes, messaging channels, and a weekly call, the Senior Director realized that to be successful with the rest of the rollout they needed better planning, orchestration, visualization, and communication capabilities than spreadsheets and calls could provide.
The Senior Director came across Cutover through a Cutover partner. The company spent nine months planning the EMEA program in Cutover, pulling existing spreadsheet data onto the platform and building runbooks that were 3,000 to 4,000 lines long for the release, involving over 4,000 tasks and 200 people.
The first wave of this program, which is the largest and most complex and involved migrating a significant amount of data, is now complete. The EMEA program consists of three waves, and by the end of the final one everything will be live.
Where Cutover made the difference:
Wave one of the EMEA project was a success, and now the company is gearing up for waves two and three in Cutover. They have also started planning and rehearsing the SAP rollout in Japan using Cutover.
Now that they are familiar with Cutover and the benefits it provides, they are also looking to use the platform for other use cases including supply chain manufacturing and releasing and testing systems that operate their chemical plants.
"Using Cutover we have total alignment, visibility and success in all objectives. We have full confidence that we will complete the program early. What else can we solve?!"