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What Can Mining Learn From Fintech?

One of the most amazing parts of being part of a community like the SAP Australian User Group (SAUG) is access to the experiences and innovation of companies from all industries and scales. While there is enormous value to be had from learning about other companies in your sector, we encourage our members to explore what ‘out of sector’ innovation may be relevant to them. Many of our members have recently undertaken incredibly complex SAP projects and can provide valuable insights and experiences for others in the SAP space. Here are just a few examples that will be profiled at SAUG Summit Online2020:

The Department of Communities & Justice was formed in July 2019 due to a merger of two former agencies into a single NSW Government agency comprising 27,500 employees. With multiple, poorly integrated systems, the new Agency needed to modernise its HR processes and systems. They did this by consolidating two separate SAP SuccessFactors environments and merging the configuration into a single system. This was done at the same time that the NSW Government was implementing a whole of Government ERP deployment with one central focus being customer and user experience. As you can imagine, a project of this scale and complexity threw up numerous challenges. However the project was a success, bringing increased productivity, improved reporting and an improvement in hiring and HR processes.

TasNetworks is a Tasmanian Government State owned company responsible for electricity transmission and distribution throughout Tasmania. Like all utilities organisations there is an abundance of data available for use and interpretation. Until recently, TasNetworks has operated with manual data loading, had little end user reporting; and had to deal with a multitude of issues around data quality, data governance and ‘single source of truth’ issues. Fast forward to 2020 and TasNetworks has successfully completed the implementation of an SAP Business Warehouse (BW) on SAP HANA (BW/HANA and began utilising SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) including self-service reporting. A project of this size and scope will always have challenges and this was no exception with end user change management, training and change of mindset being key factors. The upside however has been the improved end user access to data and insights, reduced costs and time to data, the ability to build self-managed reporting dashboards for business users and a single source of truth.

BHP is the world's largest mining company based on market capitalisation and has been around since 1851. It has a workforce of more than 72,000 employees and contractors working across 90 locations worldwide. It’s hard to believe then (or maybe not), that a company of this size could operate its Workforce planning process based on numerous inefficient Excel based spreadsheets. And yet this was the case until recently. BHP have implemented a new workforce planning system using SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC). This solution pulls together information directly from the central HR system. There were clear benefits including accurate, up to date and safe data; the ability to make more informed decisions with a new level of transparency and velocity and the ability to give line users access to readily available information and insights.

Xinja, is an independent, 100% digital neobank, founded in 2017, and granted a full banking license by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority in 2019. It is a fast growing digital and mobile only bank which is disrupting banking by revolutionising customer experience. Xinja’s establishment, fast growth and transformation has been underpinned by a large suite of SAP Cloud based solutions. The Xinja journey is unique, the strategy is visionary, and the use of SAP solutions is extensive.

Each of these organisations, and the remarkable projects they have implemented, will feature at the upcoming SAUG Summit Online 2020 - the flagship event of the SAP Australian User Group. SAUG Summit Online 2020 is open to everyone and is FREE of charge. The event will take place on Monday 30 November and Tuesday 1 December online; where senior executives from Xinja, BHP, Lion, TasNetworks, Dept of Communities and Justice and many more, will share their experiences and insights in implementing these projects using SAP solutions. They’ll give an authentic and unfiltered account of what to look out for, the challenges and the benefits.

SAUG Summit Online 2020 will also feature:

  • 2 Full days of content
  • SAP Customers sharing their experiences with SAP Solutions
  • SAP product experts giving tips and tricks, roadmaps and updates
  • Industry experts and thought leaders.

The SAUG Summit Online 2020 event will also be raising awareness for Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd. Mental Health is such an important issue, especially in our current circumstances. While the SAUG Summit Online 2020 is free of charge for all to attend, you may choose to contribute a donation to this very important cause. You can donate to Headspace using the link on the event page.

If you work with SAP Solutions, make sure you add the dates to your calendar and join us for Australia’s Premier SAP customer –run user event.

We hope you can join us.

Register HERE

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