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Discrete Manufacturing - ERP - Digital Transformation

Heli enhances its business platform with help from SOA People

SOA People partnered with Heli and implemented SAP S/4HANA with Fiori and Ready4 Advanced Scheduling to help plan and organise Heli rental, sales and service.
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Heli handles the sales, hire and service of large equipment such as scissor lifts, boom lifts, forklift trucks and mini cranes. With some 1,250 units of equipment, its hire fleet enables customers to do what they need to, whether working safely at heights, lifting heavy goods or transporting them. With two main sites in Belgium and France and additional branches across the region, Heli employs around 100 people

The Challenge

Multiple legacy systems that had been custom developed were no longer being supported and staff were using work-around manual processes. There was little visibility of invoices and financial data, and spare parts and warehousing were not linked. These challenges were leading to inefficiencies within the business running an incumbent system.


Heli selected SAP S/4HANA with its Fiori user experience and ability to create mobile apps for its 70 users in Belgium and France. The firm also chose Ready4 Advanced Scheduling to cover finance, purchasing, sales, projects, service and maintenance, running on T-Systems Cloud. Processes have been digitalised with staff now using information workflows to improve collaboration leading to enhanced integration between finance and logistics.



  • Enhanced efficiency gains and decision-making for senior management
  • Automated ordering process to work with minimum stock levels.
  • Better visibility of stock management, availability of machines for hire, resources and tools
  • Invoicing streamlined with automated processes
  • Improved customer experience
“With the new systems in place and our logistics app ready soon, we have much easier access to key information enabling us to manage our business even better than we do today.” Johan Symoens, CFO, Heli