Islamabad: Engro Corporation, Pakistan’s premier conglomerate, has adopted the SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing suite to enhance efficiencies and transparency across all business units.
Integration Xperts partnered with Bloom IT to deliver the Engro Strategic Sourcing integration with S/4HANA, aligned with the vision of Intelligent Spend Management Networks (ISBN) to improve business efficiencies and accelerate the pace of innovation. Launched in April 2022, the project was completed in October 2022, thus, making it the quickest go-live in Pakistan with this scope
Multiple SAP solutions in over 29 business entities of Engro Corporation have now been combined into a single SAP instance called One SAP, which encompasses all tech-driven requirements of the company.
“Engro Corporation has always been keen to adopt latest technologies and become more data-centric to stay on top of the game. This go-live is another step in our digital transformation journey. We are grateful to the teams of SAP Pakistan, Bloom IT, and Integration Xperts for helping execute this milestone project”, said Eram Hasan, Chief Information & Transformation Officer at Engro Corporation Limited.
With the implementation of SAP Ariba, Engro will be able to implement Supplier Lifecycle & Performance, Sourcing and Contract Management to drive standard processes for procurement. By combining sourcing and negotiation technology with access to a global network of suppliers and category expertise, SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite enables companies of any industry, size, or geography to drive fast, sustainable results by automating and streamlining critical tasks across the sourcing lifecycle.
Saquib Ahmad, Managing Director, SAP Pakistan, spoke about the benefits of this significant milestone achieved, “Working closely with Engro for so many years has allowed us to demonstrate how technology expedites growth. Digitization and technology are game changers, and we feel honored to have become a part of Engro’s leap to the future.”
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A rigorous competitive process led to the selection of Integration Xperts & Bloom IT. “One of our best examples of a client partnership. The team at Engro, led by Fahad Bhatti were an absolute joy to work with, who openly sought and took on Bloom’s advice on key solution design and project matters.
Engro has set strong foundations and now on journey to grow its digital procurement capability and realize its vision to be recognized as the best in class”,” said Abid Ali, Managing Director, Bloom Consulting.
“We congratulate Engro Corporation on the successful implementation of SAP’s best-in-class sourcing suite Ariba; to help streamline its procurement processes according to their dynamic sourcing requirements,” said Umair Azam, Founder and CEO Integration Xperts. “Sharing our expertise with Bloom IT one of the leading SAP Ariba Partners in APAC; while leveraging their hands-on experience on this project add yet another feather in our cap and is another testimony to the customer-centric vision IX brings to every implementation.”
The team of SAP Pakistan is proud to have successfully met all objectives of the project, with a special focus on digitization of lifecycle processes, incorporating efficiencies and transparency in processes, standardization of processes across all business units, enabling process and policy compliance, and elimination of existing challenges around manual operations, offline collaboration, and lack of meaningful information.
Chronicled as the biggest project delivered in Pakistan in record time, the collaboration of Bloom IT, SAP Pakistan and Engro has been transformational and is set to change the dynamics of growth strategy for them, as well as the industry.