Harmonizing business processes and technology applications to increase customer service and efficiency for the steel pipes manufacturer

The steel pipes manufacturer had made the decision to move to SAP S/4 HANA and choose SOA People as implementation partner for its extensive SAP integration expertise

About

Van Leeuwen is a global organisation specializing in steel pipes, and pipe and tube applications. With around 40 offices across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and America, it ensures materials are available anywhere in the world and customized wherever needed.

Challenges

Van Leeuwen was looking to harmonize its business processes and technology applications in order to increase customer service and efficiency and to enable further digitalisation. Their existing system was heavily customised and was becoming unmanageable and costly to maintain.

Benefits

  • Greater visibility
  • Greater transparency
  • Connecting customers and suppliers
  • More automated process
  • Efficiency gains with IS-Mill functionality
  • More efficient usage of data handling
  • Easy to use dashboards all in one place

There is always a learning curve when two companies start to work together as they become aligned, but we worked well with SOA People and the teams on both sides enabled us to combine our knowledge and work well together to synchronise the solution.”

John Van Schaijk, Corporate IT Manager, Van Leeuwen

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