How Ericsson responded to evolving customer demands by embracing business transformation with Basis Technologies.
Embracing business transformation with confidence
Founded in 1876 and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is a telecommunications giant. The firm specialises in the development and deployment of networks, software, and hardware to enable reliable and efficient communication for businesses and consumers worldwide. Employing over 94,500 people globally and with annual revenues exceeding $22.5 billion, Ericsson is shaping the future of mobile broadband internet communications through its technology leadership.
Meeting market needs with Basis Technologies
Ericsson’s 140-year history makes it one of the oldest technology companies in the world, now responsible for carrying around 40% of the world’s current data traffic. Ericsson is therefore committed to ensuring a high quality, consistent experience for its customers.
With its long history comes plenty of legacy technology, which presented Ericsson with challenges in delivering on its commitment to customers.
Changes and integrations to its SAP system were slow, and therefore operations and customer satisfaction were affected. The main obstacle for the brand was the complex and intricate nature of SAP and a lack of a simple solution for implementing change effectively without heavy manual effort that lacked transparency or control, not to mention the potential impact on other areas of the business.
The difficulties in aligning with agile development methodologies were therefore posing serious risks to Ericsson, and the need for minimised disruptions and system stability while also conducting changes became essential.
In order to automate and standardise SAP change and release management processes, Ericsson implemented ActiveControl, the leading automation software from Basis Technologies.
This solution would not only make it easier for Ericsson to meet the needs of customers, but ActiveControl provided Ericsson’s users with simplified workflows, making it easier for teams to collaborate and manage the lifecycle of change effectively. It would also allow Ericsson to gain a competitive advantage.
The platform seamlessly integrated with Ericsson’s existing toolchain and provided intelligent automation to eliminate manual efforts and reduce the risk of human error in SAP integration, helping Ericsson safeguard its critical systems to ensure business continuity.
Training and support from Basis Technologies enabled Ericsson’s global teams to successfully adopt and utilise the platform to its full potential, with ease.
As a result of using ActiveControl, Ericsson now implements continuous change on its SAP systems to reduce the time it takes to make changes, eliminate downtime and ultimately improve their customers’ experience, providing an always-on service.
Importantly, ActiveControl has provided a faster time to market, enabling quicker delivery of SAP changes, allowing Ericsson to introduce new features, enhancements and bug fixes to customers much faster.
By eliminating downtime and enhancing system stability, ActiveControl has improved customer satisfaction through minimised disruptions, one of Ericsson’s biggest historic challenges.
Internally, ActiveControl has also enhanced operational efficiency; the automation and standardisation of SAP change and release management processes reduces manual efforts, streamlines operations and optimises resource allocation. Ericsson’s teams are no longer operating in the dark, with better visibility into SAP changes, enabling proactive issue detection, faster resolution and enhanced governance over the SAP landscape.
Ericsson now benefits from optimised SAP integration processes and tools, enabling the technology provider to scale their operations efficiently, accommodate business growth and adapt to evolving SAP landscapes. Through deploying ActiveControl, the firm is fully equipped for the future and its evolving digital transformation journey.