- August 18, 2022, Ratingen, Germany -

With a new, innovative method to break down cellulose, the sustaintech company Renewcell has established itself as the only company in the world that can recycle clothes on a large scale.

The upscaling to several (future) facilities and greatly increased production has meant a need for a full-scale, "future-proof", integrated business system. Together with Implema, a member of United VARs in Sweden, the company has put in place a completely new SAP S/4HANA business system and went from start-up to go-live within 10 weeks.

Modern business system in place

Realizing the need for a modern and future-proof business system where finances, purchasing of raw materials and production can be handled directly in the system with increased transparency and standardized and faster processes, Renewcell contacted Implema.

The two companies started the project in the summer of 2021 with a short preliminary study and at the end of August, the implementation began. By the first of November, Phase 1 had been completed; Renewcell's new business system, SAP S/4HANA, was in place with processes for finance, purchasing, and sales. In the next step, phase 2, additional processes will be activated.

“Currently we have installed a standard system and implemented it with best practice processes. In phase 2 we will over time build on and add additional functions that support Renewcell's needs and processes as well as future growth and volume increase.” - Lisa Eriksson, Applications Consultant SAP, and project manager for Renewcell, Implema

Significant success factors for Implema and its Customer

A common characteristic of start-ups is the ability to absorb new technology and knowledge more quickly. With that starting point, it becomes easier to apply a fit-to-standard mindset, where the company adapts to best practices in the business system, instead of the other way around. It is an important prerequisite for getting through projects like this, especially those with a distinct time frame, more efficiently. In this way, you quickly get an integrated business system in place, which contributes to increased transparency and faster processes in the continued growth.

“We think it has been an important next step for us to put in place a modern and future-proof business system that will be able to support our processes with a high degree of automation and security throughout the company's development cycle. We believe that automation and digitization are important tools for achieving high-quality and efficient processes and after an evaluation process, we have concluded that SAP S/4HANA is the system that best matches our needs and ambitions. Together with Implema's expertise in the development of digital business processes, we are convinced that we will achieve our growth goals.” - Hugo Petit, Renewcell.

About Implema

Implema was established in 1998 by four young business system consultants passionate about scaling down SAP’s gigantic business systems to suit small and medium-sized companies. Today, Implema is Sweden’s leading specialist in implementing business systems fast, working with standard solutions based on SAP and Dynamics 365.

About United VARs

United VARs is a global alliance of SAP solution providers mainly for the midmarket. With over 70 members in 100 countries, the alliance serves all types of SAP rollouts and integrations across the world.

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