Well, I am a bit slow at blogging, but was reading some of the Sapphire material and this presentation on Carters was really good so I thought I would share it with you all.
This year at Sapphire ,Achim Schneider Global Head, SAP Retail Business Unit , had the opportunity to host York Rasmusson Senior Director, Finance and HR Systems
Carters in a session about how Carter’s/Osh’Kosh leveraged the power of SAP S4/HANA for Finance solution to create an efficient, stable , and scalable platform for growth.
- Carter’s is one of the largest and most popular of babies/young children brands globally. They cover the whole process – from design to manufacturing, to wholesale, to retail distribution. Brands include the Carter’s brand and OshKosh.
- Carter’s in their growth launched a Vision to Value program last year with the support of SAP and Deloitte. Through the deployment of S4/HANA, Deloitte focused on hitting major milestones every 30 to 45 days. The overall project led to improvements in operation efficiency – such as automated journal entries to sib-ledger tie-outs. Along with changing the role of finance – shifting finance at Carter’s from a transaction processing operation to an analytics and decision support operation. They also have seen a large improvement in employee job satisfaction.
- Carter’s is experiencing many more gains from this Vision to value effort – but the core of this effort shows us how leverage the right technology at the right time in the right business area produces great results and more simplicity.
Watch the Video replay: http://events.sap.com/embed/yfotmbj0