How Hasbro automates its SAP change and release management process using ActiveControl

How Hasbro automates its SAP change and release management process using ActiveControl

About Hasbro

Hasbro is a leading global toy and games manufacturer with an extensive portfolio of famous brands that has expanded into emerging markets and new channels. The company is based in the United States with a European subsidiary based in the United Kingdom.

The company owns well-loved brands such as Action Man, My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, Play-Doh, Monopoly and Scrabble.

Key challenges

Hasbro was running two separate instances of SAP (one for America and one for Europe) with different workflow approval systems. The company needed to reinvigorate and extend its SAP systems across the broad spectrum of its business but was concerned that the highly manual SAP change management process it had in place might not be able to support the volume of change required to meet business needs.

The manual process was causing delays, transport failures, and longer than necessary changes for the business. Hasbro engaged Basis Technologies to review its SAP change processes with a view to gain better governance and an increased ability to make rapid and flexible business-driven change to its SAP systems.

Hasbro needed an ALM solution that could ensure the integrity of its new, single global production environment.

How we help

Hasbro chose ActiveControl based on its functional scope and usability with a simple, user-friendly interface. By automating its SAP change process, Hasbro could easily keep track of all SAP transports related to a project and run faster and safer release cycles, to meet the business needs. 

With an effective tool like ActiveControl that reduces development cost and risk in complex SAP change management processes, Hasbro can efficiently move over 1600 transports in a year and be confident that those changes don't break the system. In addition, the company can move changes to production as they are ready, not having to wait for an entire SAP project, which means Hasbro can respond faster to market opportunities.