We are delighted to announce that our SAP S/4HANA transformation project with Northern Gas Networks has been selected as a finalist in the SAP Innovation Awards 2018!
The global awards showcase the best examples of business innovation using SAP Technology, with the 2018 awards focusing on innovations using SAP HANA, SAP S/4HANA, SAP Leonardo and SAP Cloud Platform. Finalists in each category will be judged on the creativity and complexity of their use cases, the business value created and to what degree they embrace the potential for Digital Transformation.
“For NGN, this programme is a business change journey, we call it Future WoW, (Future Way of Working), supported by new technology. It’s not a technology upgrade where we customise the technology to match our processes.”
- Matthew Little - Director of Innovation, Improvement and Information Group (3iG), Northern Gas Networks
NGN's submission, 'Future Way of Working - Turning Gas Engineers into Data Scientists', shines the spotlight on a truly groundbreaking business and digital transformation programme enabled by a hybrid landscape of SAP software and technology. S/4HANA powers the digital core, and applications built on SAP Cloud Platform seamlessly connect back-office staff to field engineers. Data from these applications flows into the Digital Boardroom, running on Analytics Cloud, enabling real-time insight into their networks.
As the strategic partner in the programme, our team worked with NGN from roadmap, to implementation and beyond. Our recommendation, and the guiding principle for the programme, was to 'revert to standard'. This meant keeping the core ERP in a vanilla state, and using the flexibility of SAP Cloud Platform as a ‘System of Innovation’.
For NGN, efficiency gains from digitising multiple analog processes offers significant cost savings and opportunities to deploy focus on value-add tasks. For customers in the 6.7 million properties they serve, gains in efficiency mean less downtime and minimal disruption of a critical service.
Winners will be announced on the 19th of April, and showcased at SAPPHIRE NOW 2018, where AgilityWorks will be hosting a session with Northern Gas Networks, giving attendees insight into this cutting-edge programme.