A Top 10 independent oil producer in the United States, Continental Resources is the largest leaseholder and producer in the nation’s premier oil field. With a focus on the exploration and production of oil, Continental is on a mission to unlock the technology and resources vital to American energy independence. To support their ongoing innovation initiative, the company recently upgraded to the latest release of ActiveControl, SAP change automation technology.
- Enable full audit, governance, risk and security capabilities to meet statutory reporting commitments
- Move away from manual SAP change and release processes
- Ensure high quality SAP development
- Reduce the risk of system downtime
With a proven track record in other large oil & gas companies and a complete, automated audit trail of all SAP change control and approvals, ActiveControl provided the perfect solution. Trawling through emails to find approvals during audits, meant transport management was consuming too much of basis time, impacting on streamlined governance. ActiveControl solves this by automatically sending e-mail notifications to the relevant people as soon as a change requires approval or testing.
Continental Resources has successfully increased the quality of its SAP development, by shifting testing left, and has reduced development risk as ActiveControl automatically handles large volumes of transports and extensive changes to the SAP landscape preventing errors that could occur if undertaken manually. Approval processes are simplified and shortened helping Continental adhere to the audit processes while also providing visibility of all SAP landscapes from a single dashboard. Moving to a more agile approach through the latest release of ActiveControl, the company has also freed up space for other business-critical activities that were needing to be completed.