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Feeding the Globe Sustainably with SAP Analytics Cloud

When you’re responsible for feeding the growing population, especially during a global pandemic, it’s pivotal to have the most dynamic and comprehensive planning and analytics solution on the market.

Being one of the largest food and agriculture pioneers with more than 13,000 employees distributing products to more than 60 countries globally, our recent customer was tasked to turn services from a cost center into a profit center and increase profitability without additional overhead during a global crisis.

The COVID-19 pandemic not only interrupted our customer’s business as it did for so many others, but heightened the existing company challenges including departmental disconnect, lack of data for accurate forecasting and planning, and ineffective communication. These challenges were a direct result of an incomplete process for planning capital expenditures and reliance on numerous disparate systems for communication and planning including Microsoft Excel, SharePoint, and email. Our customer needed a solution that would promote standardized CapEx planning across the entire organization, enable self-service reporting, and foster enhanced collaboration. They looked to a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), to gain better mobility and effortless scalability.

Choosing SAP Analytics Cloud

The decision to implement SAP Analytics Cloud enabled this agricultural leader to gain complete visibility into its operations to achieve cash sustainability with enhanced planning, forecasting, and approval of capital expenditures and their associated projects. The result is more accurate data, standardized, automated planning and approval workflows and real-time collaboration to forecast accurately, eliminate overhead, drive accuracy and accountability.

Coming out of a global pandemic, organizations are now more sensitive than ever to future economic and social disruptions. Our customer realized the importance of thorough capital expenditure planning to ensure a sustainable cash flow and agility to meet long-term business requirements. SAP Analytics Cloud will allow our customer to perform real-time analysis of cash needs and financial impact of proposed and new projects to better prioritize and plan for capital expenditures. Moreover, with the successful implementation of SAC, this agriculture provider will benefit from:

  • Fluidity across business units with real-time collaboration

  • Minimized errors with less reliance on manual data entry across multiple data sources

  • Optimized visualization with more intuitive, granular report building

  • Better decision-making with business intelligence (BI) capabilities that allow employees to utilize the right information to act quickly, link practices to results and drive innovation

  • Reduction in workflow inefficiencies, redundant databases, and duplicate data entries

  • Accuracy forecasting profitability with complete visibility of key metrics and cashflow

  • Increased revenue with lower overhead costs with standardized CapEx planning and approval automated workflows and lower maintenance cost of a single solution

Scope of Project

On their mission to continue to steer innovations in plant nutrition and food processing to sustain ecosystems and continue to feed a growing global population, this agriculture leader selected Analysis Prime as its strategic partner in SAP Analytics Cloud for CapEx planning implementation. Analysis Prime will help our customer successfully deploy SAC and manage all of the project touchpoints including blueprint design, comprehensive testing and training, and delivery, enabling them to:

  • Streamline manual planning and approval processes

  • Increase its efficiencies

  • See a complete picture of the entire enterprise

  • Scale rapidly

  • Achieve financial and operational agility

A Strategic Partner for Long-Term Success

When implementing a cloud solution that would amplify the way your operations touch every aspect of agriculture including farming, food processing, and commercial product development, it’s pivotal to get it right the first time – with the right strategic partner in your corner. When evaluating other consulting firms, Analysis Prime differentiated its positioning through an educational sales approach, offering a thorough, customized live demonstration of capital expenditures planning and workflow approval process within SAP Analytics Cloud. Additionally, our detailed explanation of past successful customer use cases demonstrated our undeniable expertise and proved us to become a trusted advisor in our customer’s journey towards achieving greater efficiency, agility, and growth.

Want to learn more about how we’ve helped our recent customer, a global IT leader, deliver business outcomes? Read the full use case here.

About Analysis Prime

No matter where you are in your SAP Analytics Cloud journey, Analysis Prime has a proven process that removes the guesswork from planning and implementation of a new solution as well as ongoing support for an existing platform, bringing customers faster and greater value on their investment. Experience SAP Analytics Cloud in a live demonstration and learn more about what makes Analysis Prime unique and why customers choose us time and again for their SAP Analytics Cloud needs. 


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