IPGIPG uses Z Accelerators to dramatically speed up critical business reports in SAP
Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. is a global provider of marketing solutions, for many of the world’s largest companies through its comprehensive global services, specializing in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning, and speciality marketing.
Their work helps clients such as McCann Erickson build brands, increase sales of their products and services and gain market share.
Because IPG’s data volumes are so large, the Z report needed to run invoices was taking more than 30 minutes to run and would frequently time out. And, because the report took so long, local offices had to rely on central shared services to run it for them – resulting in delays, inefficiency and frustration. Without these reports, IPG couldn’t finalize invoicing – which had an effect on the timing of business decisions and ultimately customer service. To be more responsive to customer needs, IPG needed to speed up the reporting process.
Our Solutions - ActiveControl & Z Accelerators
By using Z Accelerators, which reduces the run-time for the custom Project Schedule and Invoicing report in SAP from 30 minutes to just 3 minutes, IPG can now report on all financial, project and agency activity in near real-time. The company is better informed and can make business decisions faster. Local offices now run the report and no longer have to wait for shared services. IPG’s billing is now more accurate and responsive, resulting in improved client satisfaction.
IPG implemented a single Z Accelerator to achieve a 90% improvement in the runtime of the Z Program. The SAP Certified Z Accelerator is software only and requires no additional hardware. The IPG Z Program was enhanced to run 10x faster in just 2 days.
IPG has chosen ActiveControl to automate the SAP change and release process to achieve more agile development. The automation tool will massively reduce manual efforts, especially reducing re-keying which was a big challenge.
How IPG improves reporting runtimes in its SAP system by 90%
Discover how IPG drastically accelerated its custom SAP reports with a simple software add-on solution, to give the business the insight it needs, on time.