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blog April 12th, 2022 Success Story Gelsenwasser
Thomas Teichmann
Thomas Teichmann

Gelsenwasser AG
Reference Customer | Energy

Company Profile:
Gelsenwasser AG is a listed German infrastructure and utility company. In addition to water, gas and electricity supply and wastewater disposal, its areas of activity also include services for infrastructure, renewable energies, digital grids and neighbourhood concepts.

Headquarter: Gelsenkirchen
Turnover: 1.7 Mrd. €
Employees: 1.600
Website: www.gelsenwasser.de

"With SCALUE® we increased transparency in the context of our spend analysis and generated significant time savings in the preparation of analyzes!"

Analyses and evaluations were previously created with a high input of resources via Excel or created in tabular form directly from the ERP system using transactions.

What was the starting point?
In the past, many analyzes were still carried out "on foot" via SAP R/3 standard transactions. We also used SAP QuickViews to be able to carry out analyzes beyond the standard transactions. The exports were then grouped, summarised and visualised in Excel. The manual creation of these analyzes was very time-consuming and due to the many individual steps, errors could never be 100% excluded. A full report on spend across all commodity groups was produced once a year.

What was your challenge in purchasing?
Due to the time-consuming preparation of the analyzes, it was not possible to create end-to-end transparency of spend across all commodity groups. However, our goal was to create transparency in the spend analysis in order to be able to recognise and react to changes in the procurement portfolio more quickly. In addition, analyzes should be available at the push of a button. Our experience with SAP R/3 is that these analyzes take a lot of time.

„The analysis possibilities of SCALUE go far beyond what
SAP R/3 offers in the standard.“

Why did you choose SCALUE®?
With the SCALUE® solution we want to create transparency in purchasing and visualise the evaluations at the push of a button. In addition, the analysis possibilities of SCALUE® go far beyond the possibilities offered by SAP R/3 in the standard. Furthermore, SCALUE® provides us with pre-build management dashboards.

What were your concrete benefits?
With SCALUE® we increased transparency in the context of our spend analysis and generated significant time savings in the preparation of analyzes.

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