Atos completes largest project on migration to SAP S/4HANA in Russian logistics


February 7, 2020 - Atos

Atos, the international leader in digital transformation, was selected as the First Freight Company (Freight One) to become a strategic partner in cloud services and large-scale digital modernization. The project on centralized IT modernization of the company has become the largest in the history of Russian logistics.

From the start of the project in 2017, Atos managed not only to launch support services, but also helped to deploy SAP modules, providing Freight One with a universal and scalable solution for 14 branches across the country. In 2019, the SAP S / 4HANA software solution and the SAP Transportation Management module, adapted to the specifics of Freight One activity, were launched.

An integrated approach to business requirements, implemented through the implementation of various SAP modules, allowed us to automate key processes of the company and move to a new level of inventory and sales management. The construction of data warehouses in the BW module made it possible to administer management processes, as well as extract data for analysis, integration, modeling. Thanks to the introduction of PM, FI, CRM modules, significant optimization of equipment maintenance and repair, interaction with financial and accounting documents, and customer relationship management, respectively, were achieved.

Also, being a cloud provider of Freight One for SAP S / 4HANA solutions based on the capacities of its own data centers in Russia (primary and backup data centers), Atos currently provides 1 and 2 SAP support lines for Freight One users, allocates resource capacities to provide access to servers and databases, is engaged in the development of internal corporate resources of SharePoint.

“ As part of the synergy with the country's largest railway operator, we were able to unlock our own potential by offering support for the SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) module, which was especially important for the customer, which was first implemented in Russia in the context of such an innovative and large-scale project ,” shared the features of working with Freight One Yana Shabanova, Director of Atos Business Applications and Platforms in Russia. “ Due to the fact that now multi-level disparate systems, as well as a fleet of more than 100,000 wagons, are tracked on a single IT platform, the company has achieved optimization of the movement of rolling stock and increase the efficiency of their operation ."

In addition to SAP solutions, Atos provides the company with cloud hosting for Freight One based on its server hardware Bullion and BullSequana S from the company's data center in Moscow. The project uses opportunities for distributed data storage: backups (BackUp) are located on a remote Atos site. Distributed infrastructure helps ensure data security and minimize the risk of downtime of equipment and key services.

Edgars Puzo, CEO of Atos in Russia and the CIS, noted the success of the project: “ We are proud of our cooperation with Freight One, which once again proved the high level of confidence in the competencies of Atos specialists and confirmed the openness of our partners to innovation. The uniqueness and scale of the project amazes the imagination: work is carried out in all 14 branches from Vladivostok to Voronezh, from St. Petersburg to Novosibirsk. And I have no doubt that we will continue in the same rhythm, gradually increasing productivity and expanding the opportunities provided . ”

The “digital core” created by Atos with the help of a logistics operator will optimize critical business processes of the company, as well as introduce smart analytics and machine learning tools to increase fleet efficiency, reduce downtime and empty wagon mileage, interact with customers and improve the quality of services.