Open Joint Stock Company Gazprom is the largest extractor of natural gas and one of the largest companies in the world. Its headquarters are in the Cheryomushki District, South-Western Administrative Okrug, Moscow.
In 2011, the company produced 513.2 billion cubic metres (18.12 trillion cubic feet) of natural gas, amounting to 17% of worldwide gas production. In addition, Gazprom produced 32.3 million tons of crude oil and 12.1 million tons of gas condensate. Gazprom’s activities accounted for 8% of Russia’s gross domestic product in 2011.
As the largest extractor of natural gas in the world, managing the rapid pace of change across its complex SAP environment is very important to Gazprom.
The company needs automated SAP development processes to increase the efficiency in moving changes to production as and when they are ready, at the same time as being confident that the changes are without errors that can stop production.
ActiveControl, the automation tool for SAP change and release management, provide Gazprom with complete visibility of its SAP changes with import history for every SAP system in its landscape.
The Import Audit Trail allows Gazprom to access each transport log with maximum visibility, allowing them to manually execute transport imports one by one with a detailed track record. Gazprom has now full flexibility across their SAP change process, as well as full audit and authorization trails at every step of the way.
The company now benefit from keeping all development environments synchronized, controlling any change control conflict, allowing the team to concentrate on the build. 90% of transports now happen with absolutely no human intervention, delivering huge cost savings and IT Governance is now a painless and fast process.