Large organizations look to SAP to be the foundation of information on which their business operates. PMA’s clients are those enterprises in asset and project intensive industries that are faced with a fundamental strategic challenge; their financial and planning information is in SAP while their execution systems, GIS and EPM systems also require and manage this same work and asset information but in a very different manner. This is magnified by the simple fact that these two systems are managed by two distinctly separate business units, each with their own purpose.
This disparity leads to:
- Break downs in communication
- Lack of data integrity
- Misrepresentation of financial information
- Loss of productivity
- Higher cost operations
- Degradation of service quality to customers
- Latency of up to date information
- Inability to accurately identify, capture and repeat successful best practices
Organizations have historically looked to solve these issues with an interface; however a deeper coupling of these systems is needed to achieve their goals of:
- Compliance adherence
- Increased revenues through productivity and visibility gains
- Reduced operational costs through streamlined communication and true business process based interoperability.