UXC (ASX:UXC) owned specialist SAP consulting firm, Oxygen, will upgrade Toyota Australia’s core SAP operating systems.
Toyota CIO, James Scott, said the company selected Oxygen because it offered the best mix of technical expertise and value for money.
The project involves a technical improvement and convergence of Toyota’s SAP ERP4.7 and HR ECC5.0 systems to a newly integrated ECC6 platform. It will also include an upgrade from SAP ESS/MSS Portal to EP7.3 and a migration of SAP GRC5.3 Governance and Risk Management processes to GRC10.
Oxygen CEO, Stuart Dickinson, said that winning the tender was no easy feat.
“We saw off several larger system integrators to win this work. Our aim will be to demonstrate our expertise and build an ongoing relationship with Toyota based on trust and mutual growth,” he said.
Toyota’s upgrade program manager, Rod Baldock, said that it will be the most important IT project the company will complete this year.
“The key aim for us is to complete the project with minimal disruption to our day-to-day business practices,” he said.
With the SAP maintenance for its existing SAP system due to expire in 2013, Scott claimed that it was essential for the company to progress to a fully supported version.
“We are tackling the technical upgrade now to reduce risk to the business. We want to move away from our customised transactions and create a fully supported, modern platform that allows us to more easily undertake business improvement initiatives in the future,” he said.