IBA Group Implements SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Telecom Company in Georgia
IBA Group successfully executed the project of deploying the RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Private edition platform for Cellfie Mobile (formerly Veon Georgia), a major player in the telecommunication market of Georgia. This is the first project of its kind carried out in Georgia.
IBA Group specialists introduced several crucial financial and economic modules that enable efficient business management, including Management Accounting (SAP CO), Fixed Asset Accounting (SAP FI-AA), Treasury (SAP TRM), Sales and Distribution (SAP SD), and Materials Management (SAP MM).
The implemented management system provided the company’s management with real-time analysis of business processes, efficient expense management, and improved decision-making quality and timeliness.
It also brought about significant enhancements to various aspects of Cellfie Mobile’s operations. Notably, cash utilization effectiveness greatly increased with the quick loading of bank statements. The consolidation of contract creation, payment processes, and other vital operations into a centralized system resulted in streamlined workflows. This led to a substantial decrease in the time required for entering revenue and expense documents during period closing. Additionally, successful integration with the tax portal and other advancements further strengthened the system’s capabilities.
One of the main challenges of the project involved reorganizing Cellfie Mobile’s business processes to align with the global best practices and international standards. By carefully addressing this challenge, IBA Group minimized the need for modifications to the SAP S/4HANA Cloud software, ensuring a smoother implementation process and maintaining compatibility.
Throughout the project, IBA Group achieved several significant accomplishments.
One of the major achievements was normalization of the company’s master data, including related reference data. IBA Group developed a specific standardization approach for the project resulting in the transformation of the data into a suitable format. This normalization effort not only streamlined operations but also paved the way for further enhancements within the project.
Another notable accomplishment was the seamless integration of the system with various key platforms, including the trading operations automation system, the state tax portal, the centralized data collection platform, and banks for payment execution. These integrations were instrumental in enhancing the overall efficiency of the system.
The telecommunication market in Georgia is highly competitive and rapidly developing. This requires players to deploy modern IT solutions that allow for the digitization and automation of many important processes. For Cellfie Mobile, we have implemented the SAP S/4HANA Cloud platform, which enables top management to effectively manage the company and analyze financial and logistical information in real-time.
IBA Group demonstrated high professionalism and the ability to work efficiently in conditions that require promptness in decision-making and task execution. We also appreciate the high professional level and qualifications of IBA Group specialists, their fundamental expertise in SAP solutions, and extensive experience in the automation of enterprise business processes. With strong communication skills, a responsible and conscientious approach to solving tasks, and modern project management methodologies, the project team was able to create a business management solution built on the most advanced SAP technologies.
Awards and Recognitions
The SAP S/4HANA Cloud solution deployed for Cellfie Mobile achieved recognition at this year’s IT Europa Channel Awards competition, earning a finalist position in the highly competitive Enterprise Solution of the Year category. Notably, in 2021, IBA Group’s SAP S/4HANA project for the Georgian Railways emerged as a winner at the same awards competition.
The other two IBA Group’s IT Europa winning solutions based on SAP technologies were an ERP/Supply Chain Management Solution (2014) and an SAP Profitability and Performance Management solution for a telecommunications company (2019).
IBA Group’s SAP S/4HANA Expertise
IBA Group specialists have extensive hands-on experience working with the SAP S/4HANA platform and completed S/4HANA projects for more than 3,500 end users in five countries.
In 2020, IBA Group developed its own IBA Conversion Pack for SAP S/4HANA. The solution allows companies to migrate from their ECC platforms to the new SAP S/4HANA more efficiently and in a shorter timeframe.
As an acknowledgement of IBA Group’s expertise and extensive hands-on experience, SAP recognizes IBA Group as an SAP Gold Service Partner.
About Cellfie Mobile
Cellfie Mobile is a Georgian telecommunications company that is creating a new experience in the local communication market. The company has embraced and incorporated the best standards of the global telecommunications industry, encompassing ethics and compliance, customer data protection, as well as the optimization and transparency of business processes. Cellfie Mobile has a subscriber base of more than 1.3 million users.