One of my favourite aspects of working at IntelliCorp is speaking with our customers. It is truly rewarding to hear the ins and outs of what they are doing with the tools they licensed. I was really fortunate to be able to speak with Weir Minerals and our partner, BPSE, to find out how they use both LiveModel and LiveCompare to better manage SAP application change.
If you’re not sure what Weir Minerals do, a quick Google search will tell you that they are an engineering company headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland. The company operates in over 70 countries employing approximately 14,000 people focused on mining, oil and gas and power markets. Weir Minerals is part of The Weir Group and manufactures slurry handling equipment used in mining.
They are currently in the process of moving around 20 different ERP systems to one global system based on SAP Best Practices for IMC (Industrial Machinery and Components. To help them with this project, they use both LiveModel and LiveCompare.
LiveModel enables Weir to discover, visualize and manage business processes. This means they can be sure all their business process models are up-to-date and reflect what is really going on in the business.
LiveCompare allows Weir to perform detailed analysis on their SAP applications, looking at the impact of change on transactions, custom code and users. LiveCompare enables Weir to keep business as usual and project systems synchronized and smart integration with HPE ALM provides a 360 degree solution to testing SAP application change.
The results for Weir have meant business change can be supported faster without increased control and risk. For full details, take a look at the case study here.