To meet the demand of a growing Korean population, KT Corporation, a formerly public corporation that became a privately owned business in 2002, expanded from a local, fixed telephony provider to a global integrated telecommunications service provider and thereby played a key role in South Korea´s rise as a global player in IT and communications. Today, KT Corporation is the leading telecommunications company in South Korea, offering converged telephony, broadband internet and mobile communication services to millions of customers around the globe.
While communication is at the heart of KT Corporation, it realized that after years of rapid growth, including a number of mergers and acquisitions, it needed to do something about streamlining the internal information flow in order to continuously “walk the talk” – even inside the company. By launching a “Business & Information system Transformation (BIT)” program, the company aimed to accelerate the internal change management process and to enable seamless communication across divisions. As part of that program, Kim June-Keun, VP Business & Information System Transformation, and his team are responsible for managing the company’s IT infrastructure and to drive change through innovation. Sponsored by the Office of the CEO, the team turned to SAP ERP as a single platform for management data, replacing various legacy systems, including an Oracle ERP for Finance – to allow for better integration of end-to-end processes and harmonization of data sources across the company.
“The project management functionality in SAP ERP will empower us to better manage ongoing investments and provides integration with enterprise asset management and accounting data. With those end-to-end business processes in place, our management gets better visibility into operational data, which supports them in making the right decisions for the business ”, says Kim June-Keun.