Hicron wins gold medal in SAP Quality Awards 2015

Hicron wins gold medal in SAP Quality Awards 2015

businessman pushing interface with social icons

businessman pushing interface with social icons

Hicron received the award for their SAP implementation project, conducted for one of the largest independent distributors of Lexus and Toyota vehicles. The implementation was distinguished with a gold medal in the category of Business Transformation.

SAP DBM (Dealer Business Management) is a solution dedicated to the automotive industry. It has made it possible to develop a support system for planning vehicle purchase, import and sale, a full cycle of maintenance services, warranty and after-sale support. This is the solution that the Hicron team implemented in its latest version at Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros. Co. W.L.L. (AAB).

Hicron’s implementation the latest version (8.0) of SAP DBM for AAB was the third project in the world and the first on such a wide functional scale. All steps were completed according to estimates, including budget and the timing” explains Grzegorz Buhl, Program Manager and Integration Manager in the project.

SAP has enabled even better vehicle sales of Toyota and Lexus, short- and long-term car rental, purchase and sale of used cars, as well as sales of automotive parts and supplies. The system also supports planning of purchases and sales of vehicles across all channels of distribution, process management services, warranties and service contracts.

Hicron provided more than 70% of the functional scope, including all key processes in the field of Automotive & Parts. At the same time the team has worked closely with IBM (in terms of finance, controlling, and the area of CRM) and TCS (the data migration).

The prestigious SAP Quality Awards 2015 recognized the best implementations completed in 2015 in different regions and countries. The competition promotes best practices and distinguishes clients that show particular professionalism in the implementation of SAP projects.

“We would like to congratulate AAB and their implementation partners involved in the project that received the gold medal at the SAP Quality Awards in the MENA region. The award is an excellent opportunity to look at how the application of the principles of quality deployment helps efficiently manage an SAP project and achieve expected business objectives” says Mehryar Entezari, Quality Manager at SAP MENA.

Implementation in AAB won first prize in one of the most important categories – Business Transformation – for SAP MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), where large and complex projects were considered. The AAB and Hicron teams now have the chance for another award. The final stage is the participation of the winners from different regions of the competition in the regional finals of the SAP EMEA, where the projects will be evaluated by a panel of external and independent experts from the IT industry.