Unmistakably, the business landscape is undergoing a rapid transformation, with cloud technology, digitization, and innovative work methodologies advancing at an unprecedented pace. Organizations are recognizing that the ability to revamp core operational systems will be the key differentiator between industry disruptors and those struggling to keep up.
Tom Janoshalmi, EY Global Consulting SAP Leader, emphasizes the crucial role of intelligent tools in combining flexibility and resilience across the entire value chain. He underscores the need for embedding real-time intelligence in operations to ensure success in this fast-evolving business environment. Further, he acknowledges the challenges of integrating cloud systems with legacy processes, emphasizing the necessity for flexibility to accommodate future growth and garnering comprehensive support from all organizational departments.
Observing a growing demand for modern, event-driven data architectures, Janoshalmi notes that, “They expect data to flow seamlessly across diverse technology landscapes. Businesses today seek a data strategy that allows them to remodel processes by leveraging structured and unstructured data from various layers of the technology stack.”
Additionally, in response to global digitization and evolving end-user demands, Janoshalmi asserts “Global digitisation and evolving end-user demands have compelled chemical companies to innovate in more efficient, effective, and sustainable ways.” To facilitate this, EY has introduced the Intelligent Chemicals Solution (ICS), designed to enhance the journey to SAP S/4 HANA.
ICS, a detailed, pre-built, chemicals-specific solution, is equipped with EY differentiators to support chemical companies in their digitally-enabled SAP transformation journey. Covering critical chemical processes, ICS accelerates transformation by combining a rich industry reference model, key performance indicators, and standards.
Built on the latest version of SAP S/4HANA, ICS addresses production planning, sales, finance, procurement, enterprise asset management, multi-resource scheduling, and environment, health, and safety management. It aligns business and operating models with a technical model, ensuring a seamless transition within the EY ecosystem.
Furthermore, Janoshalmi points out that over 80% of chemical players prioritize environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and sustainability, with digital solutions playing a central role. The challenges reported include access to robust technical infrastructure, investment requirements, and the need to develop secure systems.
Importantly, EY's approach to business transformation with SAP solutions aims to maximize the value of SAP S/4HANA, fostering organizational alignment. ICS, complemented by chemical-specific innovations, offers advantages such as supply chain efficiency, production planning, compliance with regulations, and intelligent innovation.
EY's focus on strategic, industry-focused, cloud-optimized, value-driven SAP transformations, led by over 26,000 experienced SAP professionals globally, positions organizations to respond effectively to today's business challenges and fundamentally reshape the transformation experience.