- April 29, 2024, Netherlands -

In a remarkable feat of digital transformation, Thielco Steel Solutions Group, the European leader in grate production and anti-corrosion treatments, has successfully migrated to SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition within an ambitious 13-week timeline. This swift and efficient transition was facilitated by Ctac, a United VARs member in the Netherlands, and longstanding partner of Thielco, enhancing operational efficiency and setting a new benchmark in the industry.

Thielco, a family-owned company known for its rapid production and delivery capabilities, faced increasing limitations with its previous ERP system, SAP ECC. "Our growth was being stunted by the separate software systems for HR, time registration, machine maintenance, and invoice processing, which prevented integration and increased labor intensity," explained COO Mario Noijen.

The move to SAP S/4HANA was strategically planned to coincide with Thielco's annual production break, thus minimizing disruption to its operations. "Our strength lies in our speed and ability to deliver promptly. We could not afford to pause our operations; the migration had to be fast and seamless," stated Juliëtte Heldens, Managing Director of Thielco.

The implementation brought immediate benefits, streamlining processes and significantly reducing administrative overhead. By leveraging SAP's best practices, Thielco clarified 80% of its main processes swiftly, a testament to the robust planning and execution by the team of 15 key users who worked diligently to ensure a smooth transition.

Thielco has noted substantial improvements in inventory management and sales margins thanks to the new system. "With SAP S/4HANA, we can now automatically activate all processes in the production chain from quote to invoice, eliminating unnecessary efforts and focusing more on output rather than administrative tasks," Heldens added.

The full adoption of SAP S/4HANA by Thielco’s staff further underscores the success of the implementation. "The feedback from our employees about the advantages over the old system has been overwhelmingly positive, confirming the effectiveness of the new ERP system," said Noijen.

Looking ahead, Thielco is ambitious about its future. "The successful implementation is just the beginning. Our goal is to transition towards a fully digital factory, reducing paper use and enhancing real-time data access across the board," Noijen shared. This forward-thinking approach is set to revolutionize Thielco's operational capabilities, propelling the company toward its goal of a zero-defect process.

For further details on Thielco’s journey or to explore how SAP S/4HANA can transform your business operations, please download the customer success story below.

Customer Success Story_Thielco

About Ctac

As an innovative Total Solution Provider, CTAC helps customers realize their ambitions. The company does so by developing and implementing industry focused solutions that fully address customer’s needs and business processes in various markets. With a passion for technology and a sharp eye for business processes, it works at the crossroads of business and ICT on a daily basis. CTAC's industry-focused solutions for among others manufacturing, wholesale distribution, retail, high tech and real estate are being developed in close cooperation with its customers.

The company complements its industry-specific composed solutions with a comprehensive range of services, varying from business consultancy to cloud services and software development, mobility and in-memory computing. For this, the employees always take a professional approach, with an innovative angle and a focus on transparent personal contact.

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