How Hasbro automated major changes to its core system with Basis Technologies
Automating change with confidence
Transformation supported by automation with Basis Technologies
Hasbro had two separate SAP systems for America and Europe, each with its own workflow approval processes. The organisation wanted to improve and expand these systems across the business but were worried about the manual change process, which wouldn’t be able to handle the changes required. Hasbro partnered with Basis Technologies to improve SAP change processes, achieving better control and the ability to quickly adapt to the business needs. This resulted in a new, unified global production environment.
Hasbro was looking to transform the core systems that its global business was operating on. Its existing systems were siloed, with the American SAP system following an entirely different workflow approval system to that of Europe.
The company needed to improve, expand and unify these systems in order to achieve its business goals. However, Hasbro was concerned that the highly manual SAP change management process it already had in place would not be able to support the volume of change required to meet this objective.
The manual process Hasbro currently had in place was already causing delays, transport failures and longer than necessary changes for the business. If the organisation were to engage in a large-scale transformation project, it needed to gain better governance and an increased ability to make rapid and flexible business-driven change to its SAP systems.
Hasbro chose ActiveControl to provide a simple, unified, user-friendly system across the organization. Since ActiveControl can automate a lot of the SAP change process, Hasbro would be able to easily track all SAP changes related to their transformation project and conduct faster and safer release cycles to meet their business needs.
This effective tool would reduce the development costs and risks associated with complex SAP change management processes, enabling Hasbro to change with confidence.
Hasbro effectively unified its global SAP systems through ActiveControl, while achieving the required level of changes thanks to automation. Its streamlined core systems now provide a base from which Hasbro can grow its global organization and subsidiaries.
In addition to that, Hasbro can now efficiently handle over 1600 transports in a year, ensuring that these changes don’t disrupt the system.
What has transformed the change management process is the ability to move changes to production as soon as they’re ready, without waiting for a complete SAP project, enabling Hasbro to respond quickly to market opportunities.
This flexibility and adaptability, enabled by Basis Technologies, is a huge competitive differentiator for Hasbro. The firm can maintain peak performance and reliability, and handle the increasing complexity in its SAP landscape, all while transforming all areas of the business and setting itself up for success.