Bilfinger Industrial Services Finland Ltd. is a multi-trade service provider for the process industry and a part of global Bilfinger SE Group. Its services include industrial maintenance of logistics facilities and project assignments for different industries. The company’s turnover was 43 million euro in 2015 and it employs up to 300 people in Finland.
In 2015, Bilfinger started the renewal of their enterprise resource planning systems in Scandinavian subsidiaries with a SAP rollout project. In the project new SAP-installation along with new extended functionalities compatible with Bilfinger group were deployed. Project was run internationally from the corporate level. BPS supported Bilfinger Finland in the implementation mainly by providing local understanding and key and end user support and training.
Local BPS professionals in an international rollout project facilitated the project realization remarkably. The communication with Finnish consultants was simple and questions were solved effortlessly without language barriers. Moreover, with a help of BPS, the local needs and special characteristics of Bilfinger Finland were highlighted in the project. These local characteristics would have been less obvious in an international project plan and implementation.
The realization of the project was efficient and remarkable time savings were achieved since BPS consultants supported Bilfinger’s employees on-site. The co-operation between BPS and Bilfinger was flexible and problem solving was prompt. The broad SAP expertise of BPS consultants enabled Bilfinger to detect the upcoming challenges already in testing phase and made possible to proactively solve them before the implementation.
According to Bilfinger, BPS’s strengths are strong experience of SAP-system and competent consultants. Furthermore, Bilfinger Industrial Services Finland Ltd. recommends using local professionals in global SAP-rollout projects to ensure successful implementation.
BPS’s local support and expertise ensured the prompt and timely implementation of our global SAP-rollout project in Bilfinger Finland”, Arttu Juosila, Controller, Bilfinger Industrial Services Finland Ltd.