Wingcopter is pursuing an emerging business model and thus must meet complex requirements in terms of production processes. For example, small-batch production of the drones approaching the prototype stage must be documented for supervisory authorities to assure that they are fit for use in uninhabited or sparsely populated areas.
However, concrete challenges arose on the way to becoming a smart company and digitizing the processes:
- Narrow time frame for the implementation of a new ERP environment with a fit-to-standard approach
- Emerging market with short innovation cycles
- Requirement of the hypergrowth company for a clear cloud- and service-only strategy with the right IT partner
For these challenges Wingcopter found in NTT DATA Business Solutions their reliable partner with a high level of consulting expertise. And with SAP S/4 HANA Private Cloud Edition, the right solution for their complex requirements. In order to meet the time frame, it was necessary to carry out as few customer-specific adjustments as possible. The implementation of the new solution had to be as close as possible to the SAP standard as well as use best practices. Eventually this approach became the project highlight: complete concentration of the team on the necessary feature set.
RISE with SAP: Ready for the Cloud within 6 Months
With the implementation of the new fit-to-standard solution as well as the training of key users, the benefits of intelligent features and technologies are now flowing to the purchasing, production, quality management, financial accounting and controlling departments. Higher process efficiency results from intelligent automation, optimization of business processes, and secure operations in the cloud. The goal was achieved: The successive development of an ERP+ system to cover the business objectives, the establishment of an IT environment that meets the verification requirements and enables efficient management of production. At the same time, the cloud and service-only strategy with NTT DATA Business Solutions succeeded.
New Objectives for the Future
The next IT-related objectives are: Expanding the system to sales processes as well as new innovation projects to evolve cloud architectures for optimized scaling of the service business model. With the future-oriented system, intelligent technologies and smart services, the course has been set for future growth, strategic decisions, and visionary projects.