RS ComponentsRS Components automates complex SAP changes with ActiveControl
RS Components is a trademark of Electro-components plc, the world’s leading supplier of electronic and maintenance products.
The company is represented in 32 countries and serve more than one million customers. RS Components sells more than 550,000 products, including brands such as Microchip, Texas Instruments, LeCroy and Molex.
As the world’s largest supplier of electronic and maintenance products, RS is always dependent on a working technology to meet the high customer demand and the numerous changes.
Effective management of SAP changes within its complex SAP environment is of highest priority for RS Components, so that the company’s strategic goals can be addressed and a rapid expansion can be pursued.
Without an automated process, RS Components relied on manual use of tables, in order to monitor and track SAP changes, which required a high degree of manual work, yet did not contain a central map and brought with it a high risk of error. The permanent checking of the transport protocols became a lengthy manual process and had a negative impact on application delivery speed and customer satisfaction.
The data sets grew and their Z code was getting slower, a fast solution of the performance problem had to come.
Our Solutions - ActiveControl & Z Accelerators
RS Components uses an automation solution, ActiveControl, that brings efficiency and confidence in SAP change processes while clearly tracking audit and approval paths. 90% of the SAP transports are now being migrated without any human intervention, which gives the company enormous savings in both time and resource. The flexibility provided by ActiveControl’s configurable workflows allows tailor-made changes to operational and project activities to be aligned and project releases fully automated. This results in a drastic reduction of manual working time for new entries of changes and a faster delivery of SAP projects.
Thanks to the implementation of Z Accelerators, RS Components has also improved its SAP system performance.
How RS Components delivered SAP projects faster
Find out how RS continually drives its SAP team to deliver projects faster to support the “Always On” customer demands of an expanding global business.