Today, the company SAP, one of
the leaders of the market of corporate programs, and the JSC “Georgian Railway” together with Soft-Rating Georgia have declared the completion
of the first in the former Soviet Union project on introduction of SAP S/4HANA in
railway branch. The new system will allow the company to make quickly strategic
decisions and operate flexibly
organizational processes. At the moment the number of users of the system
already makes 500 people.
The decision on transition to SAP
S/4HANA in “Georgian Railway” has been
made in 2015. The booked audit has shown that incomplete automation slows down the
development of the company, without allowing the management to see a complete
picture of the business and to make management decisions on its basis. The main goal, designated on start of the project,
became the modernization of key business-processes, from management of finances, purchases and
personnel to carrying out repair works. The choice of the decision of SAP was
influenced by experience of vendor with the leading world railway operators,
among which there are companies from America, Europe and the CIS countries.
Among them there is the largest Italian company Trenitalia, the Netherlands
ProRail, the Canadian Canadian Pacific. Directly
S/4HANA is used by the world brands as Bosch, Fitbit, Horizon Pharma and
For creation of uniform system in
JSC “Georgian Railway” the complex of decisions on the basis of SAP S/4HANA –of
a new generation in-memory ERP systems
has been introduced. Automation has captured a number of the main and auxiliary
business processes: management accounting, process of repair and technical
support, personnel management have been
optimized. The separate emphasis has been placed on decisions for budgeting,
planning and consolidation.
The international team of bonus
support SAP MaxAttention which has implemented the quality control of the
introduced decision has taken part in carrying out the project, has trained the
internal experts, and also has helped to complete in full the project in the
In future the JSC “Georgian
•the further increase in number
of the automated business processes;
•the creation of localization
system for Georgia, into which the Georgian interface will enter and which will
consider the Georgian legislation;
• the implementation of
innovative projects on the basis of the concept of the Internet programs.
Moreover, the JSC “Georgian
Railway” is going to certify its center of examination, which will give the
chance to accompany system in the company effectively, and also to render
services in introduction to the interested companies as well.
"You won't find the large
company in the world not using a product of a uniform control system of SAP.
This is the most famous producer in this sector and their production is
especially successful in railway sector. For this reason we have stopped the
choice on SAP. I want to note that we are the first company in the former
Soviet Union, which has introduced a new generation of SAP. As a result, after realization
of the project, the railway will have very notable results – approximately time
of adoption of administrative decisions will be decrease by 10%, the main
opportunities of management of the systems will considerably be improved. In
general, all this will be displayed on more successful financial performance
and effective administrative decisions",- has declared Mamuka Bakhtadze - the
Director General of the JSC “Georgian Railway”.
"The development of the railway
required management of bases at the high level. About two years ago we have
begun cooperation with the Georgian railway, in order to make possible for them
to operate with such big database, as bases of employees and financial
performance. For management the railway required to take a high-tech decision.
We have provided this product to the company and expect cooperation
deepening", - has noted Alexander
Arnold - the Director of work with strategic branches in the region of Central
and Eastern Europe of SAP SE.
At the presentation of this
project, which has taken place in Tbilisi today, there were representatives of
SAP, heads of various companies and the IT directions.