Global ERP Implementation/Business Process Transformation
Project Lead: Daniel Kirner, Senior Director, SAP Program Finance Capability
Project Description: Accenture completed one of the largest and fastest SAP implementations in the services sector, replacing 450 widely distributed legacy systems inherited from former owner Andersen Worldwide with a global, single-instance SAP ERP solution. The solution integrates finance, sales, and HR systems and reporting capabilities, interfaces with 175 downstream systems such as recruiting, scheduling, payroll, and others. The radical transformation of back-office business processes saves money, improves efficiency, and allows information to flow seamlessly across global organizational boundaries. Leveraging SAP modules R/3, Business Warehouse, BCS, Portal, Human Capital Management, and CRM, Accenture deployed finance, then HR, and finally sales -- each time using an aggressive, all-at-once approach without interrupting business. Accenture implemented the SAP applications on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition.
Google Search Appliance Customization and Integration
Project Lead: Chris Weitz, Managing Director
Project Description: IT management services provider BearingPoint significantly expanded both its client and business intelligence reach with software adapters that can link GSA (Google Search Appliance) to a slew of enterprise applications, such as Documentum and FileNet, Oracle databases, and Seibel. Also, BearingPoint is offering security extensions to GSA that allow for authentication, record-level security, and custom integration. BearingPoint announced a partnership to extend the GSA throughout the enterprise with services, support, customized plug-ins, and security integration.
Digitech Systems www.digitechsystems.com
Improved Productivity With On-Demand Content Management
Project Lead: Sean Morris, Director of Client Services
Project Description: At the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, information within the Patient Accounts department was difficult to locate and requests could take as long as five days to process. The paper trail audit, critical to maintain HIPAA compliance, was in poor shape. The UIC Medical Center now has more than 1 million documents and medical records, including billing and insurance statements, stored on ImageSilo. Every month, more than 35,000 documents are viewed and retrieved. Instead of integrating applications, ImageSilo is the single source of records. The ImageSilo system also delivered the UIC Medical Center a comprehensive reporting and auditing structure to support HIPAA requirements.
Gale GFS www.galegfs.com
GFS Portal: Incident Reporting System
Project Lead: Ian Marlow, President
Project Description: Developed with its strategic partner, Agile Technologies, the company rolled out a portal that combines Internet and mobile technologies to keep track of employees, monitor crisis situations, and process maintenance requests. In addition, the portal provides a secure forum for sharing documents with clients, vendors, and employees, internally and externally.