ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies. ABB enables utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. In Finland, ABB operates in around 20 cities and employs over 5 000 people. ABB’s turnover in Finland was approximately 2,2 billion euros in 2015. ABB operates globally in over 100 countries.
ABB runs SAP enterprise resource planning system broadly in their operations. ABB and BPS have jointly developed the system in different fields since year 2013. In addition to projects, ABB and BPS are continuously doing small scale development on ABB’s SAP-system and in this way expanding its functionalities and building new interfaces to external systems.
In 2014, ABB Drives executed a comprehensive integration project in cooperation with BPS. In the project, a new data handling process that linked ABB’s SAP-system and an external cloud based system, was implemented. The process was developed to meet ABB’s distinctive business needs. Integrated and automatized information flow improve the data reliability and enhance the entire process. The advantages of the integration project have been remarkable, and the solution is being implemented globally by ABB.
BPS’s nearshore service center in Hungary and its professionals with extensive SAP -programming and application consulting expertise, have had an active role in ABB Drives’ SAP-system development projects. The development tasks have been coordinated by Finnish coordinator and executed in BPS Hungary service center. Communication with experts in a same time zone has been easy and smooth. The development tasks have been executed on a timely and flexible manner, based on the needs of ABB. BPS Hungary service center has provided large-scale projects and small-scale development for over 15 years for Finnish and global SAP customers.
Our SAP-system development has been flexible, prompt and cost-effective with BPS and their Hungarian service center”, Outi Takala, SAP Service Manager, ABB Oy, Drives and Controls