In addition to utilizing SNP T-Bone for database conversion, Hubbell Inc. also utilized the software’s modules for Unicode conversion to ensure their database was able to handle specific character requirements of other languages.
“That helped us implement not only Chinese—which was a great benefit in supporting efforts specifically for our Chinese plant—but also the French and Spanish languages,” said Tencza.
The platform also provides a number of benefits for IT and from an overall supply chain and corporate standpoint including:
- IT: Professionals no longer need to spend time and internal resources on testing data or software patches and fixes to update systems, and can spend time on mission critical activities that keep the business running. In addition, the Data Provisioning and Masking module helps IT departments more efficiently manage the use of production-level data for non-productive quality testing and management applications.
- Supply Chain: Managers can count on historical data and forecast information being preserved and available immediately to the entire organization
- Corporate: Executives can be confident their information technology platform will continue functioning as a strategic tool for their merger and acquisition strategy knowing that ERP integration can happen swiftly and efficiently
While the market offers a wide range of software suites to address key business challenges, it is important to address how the rollout could potentially impact all phases of your business and across all parties involved in the project.
“Irrespective of whose product you are working with, when it comes to SAP there are always unknowns—and not every one of these projects goes exactly the same,” Tencza added. “We’ve been doing it for a while and it’s in our due diligence in understanding what people’s experience is in SAP before we engage with them. The people SNP put on our project knew what they were talking about, especially in covering the large breadth that SAP is—that’s what SNP had working for them with us. They were vested in the end-to-end success of the project,” he concluded.