IBM improves Piaggio Group’s interoperability and efficiency

By Georgia Wilson
Piaggio Group selected IBM to improve its interoperability and efficiency at its global manufacturing plants...

In an announcement made by IBM, the company reports that it was selected by Piaggio Group to improve its interoperability and efficiency at its global manufacturing plants. The project involved the transition of its international management applications to SAP S/4HANA.

By harnessing SAP S/4HANA the solution will help Piaggio Group to accelerate and simplify its internal processes such as effective and faster order management tools and delivering more flexibility for service requests.

The group has focused on combining its process by upgrading the common and integrated application infrastructure at its six industrial hubs around the world where it has production and commercial activities.

It is said that the upgrade to SAP S/4HANA will provide the group with a centralised view of information, allowing the analysis of management and economic data in real time, on any device and on the move. The solution is also said to provide the end user with different tools to analyse data independently and simulate alternative scenarios.-RS660

"We have laid the foundations for the rapid and constant evolution of our processes and for further future digitization of the most important business processes, in support of internal functions, collaboration with strategic partners and the sales network. This evolution will take place according to a development plan that we have designed with the aim of bringing tangible and significant benefits to the business through a constant improvement approach," commented Vittorio Boero, Chief Information Officer of the Piaggio Group. 

The project began in the first quarter of 2020, with the migration carried out by IBM during challenges associated with COVID-19. The progressive consolidation took place by the end of June.

Did you know? Over 20 years ago IBM Services successfully installed SAP R/3 for Piaggio Group, representing the first step for the group to strive towards developing cognitive enterprise.

"From the design of the first Vespa to the present day, Piaggio has always shown that it believes in the driving force of innovation and human capital to face and overcome the challenges of the market. Even during the pandemic, Piaggio continued its transformation path to become a cognitive enterprise, capable of making the best use of technology to improve efficiency and competitiveness. IBM is proud to have supported a company that is a symbol of Italian excellence in safely completing its international migration project to SAP S/4HANA at a fast pace and despite the limits imposed by the lockdown,” concluded Luigi Menzio, Services Executive Partner, IBM Italia. 

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