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Providing stability, security, and compliance while optimizing operations with ERP in the cloud

Bringing simplification and innovation to support northern Patagonia’s development

As one of the main electricity distributors in the province of Río Negro in northern Patagonia, Argentina, Empresa de Energía Río Negro S.A. (EdERSA) is dedicated to providing predictable, safe, socially responsible, and sustainable services. The company supplies more than 800,000 inhabitants in a concession area of 203,000 square kilometers. EdERSA aims to increase competitive advantage while valuing the excellence and continuous improvement of its people, but outdated business practices were holding the company back. To accompany its growth plan, improve compliance, and reduce cybersecurity risks, EdERSA decided to adopt a digital transformation road map.

Simplifying processes and improving the quality and traceability of information with RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition

  • Before: Challenges and opportunities

    • Outdated ERP system for managing processes, including finance, payroll, and asset, inventory, warehouse, and spend management, with a major effort required to develop and deploy applications Lack of strong controls, making compliance difficult; need for enhanced information security Manual activities around purchase orders and payment processes

  • Why SAP and Process Technologies

    • Private edition of RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud to enable business process analytics and intelligence• SAP Business Technology Platform, allowing process integration and extension across lines of business• Private edition of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, with advanced capabilities that reduce complexity, facilitate compliance and data traceability, and improve visibility and reporting• SAP Activate methodology and SAP Readiness Check tool to assist with the migration from SAP ERP Central Component to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, with Process Technologies running the project remotely

  • After: Value-driven results

    • Updated the IT landscape, moving from an on-premise infrastructure to outcome-driven cloud services, reducing IT costs, enabling a HR service management approach, and driving digital transformation• Optimized business processes with a single source of truth, and increased information availability to speed up management decision-making• Improved application development, with reduced time and effort to deploy new applications

“We seek to access new features that improve the productivity and efficiency of the company in general. Adopting RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a great achievement based on teamwork by EdERSA and experts from Process Technologies and SAP.

Jorge Liendro, Chief Information Officer, EdERSA

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Transforming IT with simplification, automation, and innovation across business areas

Empresa de Energía Río Negro S.A. (EdERSA) aims to constantly update its SAP technology landscape with the latest innovations. To support this, the company embarked on an IT transformation with the private edition of RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud at its core. Process Technologies ran the project remotely, using the SAP Activate methodology to migrate from SAP ERP Central Component to the private edition of SAP S/4HANA Cloud. The areas covered included finance, controlling, treasury management, materials management, funds management, and HR. The SAP Readiness Check tool was important in accelerating the project, while SAP Business Technology Platform was used to integrate and extend the processes across lines of business. EdERSA plans to advance with SAP Ariba and SAP Concur solutions to simplify procurement and expense management, respectively. It’s also considering SAP SuccessFactors solutions to improve its human experience management and SAP Signavio solutions to keep processes live with continuous innovation.

Project in numbers:

5%

Reduction in time to deploy new applications

>25%

Reduction in time spent on financial-closing activities

7

Months to deploy RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud

3%

Reduction in IT infrastructure costs based on IT budget spend