SAS Institute (SAS) is an American multinational developer of analytics software. SAS develops and markets a suite of analytics software that is used by most of the Fortune 500. In 2016, SAS had grown revenues to over $3 billion USD.
From July 2017 through November 2017, SAS, with the assistance of Chazey Partners, began to identify processes for global standardization with the enablement of one ERP solution. Chazey Partners lead the development of a business case and design, giving SAS the potential to recognize large achievable savings through efficiency, improved performance, greater standardization, visibility and control. This would enable SAS to be more agile and flexible, reacting quickly to changing business conditions and needs. In-scope global finance process areas include: Order-to-Cash, Procure-to-Pay, Record-to-Report and Project Management/Accounting.
Key activities undertaken to deliver the business case and future design included:
- Delivery of a business case with significant savings achievable through standardization and consolidation of global finance processes
- Recommendation of a new Governance Model to build the appropriate project structure, plan and management
- Review of global technology landscape for enabling technologies in support of a global implementation of a software as a service (SaaS) ERP platform
- External Benchmarking of FTEs/revenue, compensation and total cost for in-scope process areas
- Development of a proposed Operating Model implemented with Hubs and Centers of Expertise and a supporting Organizational Structure