Fast and furious SAP ambitions? Autoneum is racing ahead with AMS

Nov 11, 2022
  • IT
  • automotive
  • SAP
  • artificial intelligence

European leader in automotive equipment Autoneum is on a mission to transfer its main business processes to SAP. By 2030, Autoneum aims to realise around 85% of its turnover on SAP.  Delaware’s expertise, application management services (AMS), and FAST-Automotive solution are ensuring that the project stays firmly on track.

Autoneum is also a pioneer in the field of acoustic and thermal regulation technologies for vehicles. With 13,000 employees and 55 production sites, they develop and produce multifunctional, lightweight components for optimum noise and heat protection. The innovative products and technologies make vehicles quieter, safer and lighter and therefore help to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. 

Mission made possible at Autoneum

By 2030, Autoneum aim to realise close to 85% of their turnover on SAP. This, of course, requires a transfer of its main business processes to the platform. To make this possible, Autoneum partnered with Delaware.

“With Delaware we were able meet our development needs in a flexible way, with four roll-outs a year, allowing our internal SAP competence center to transfer its AMS-related tasks according to need,” says Joern Heipmann, Global Head of the SAP Competence Center at Autoneum. “This also meant we could quickly improve our processes. Delaware is now a trusted partner helping us to perfect our solutions, and providing valid expertise.”

Flexibility and expertise

According to Heipmann, there were several key reasons why Autoneum chose Delaware as their AMS partner: 

  • Flexibility: During implementation of the VIM solution, Delaware was flexible in their ability to provide on-shore and off-shore resources according to our needs. 
  • Expertise: Delaware demonstrated their knowledge of the automotive industry to such an extent that we didn’t have to explain the typical industrial processes to the deployed resources anymore. This was a great help during the transfer of individual tasks that resulted from the changes in our SAP environment.
  • FAST-Automotive: Delaware’s preconfigured, SAP qualified ERP solution based on SAP S/4HANA. It incorporates best practices of the automotive market (logistics, labeling, EDI, production), resulting in a significant boost in innovation speed and flexibility. 

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