Global Plastics & Chemical Client Reduces Implementation Costs by ˜$2.4M in SAP Cloud Transformation

An SAP Case Study


Client Profile

$4B Global Plastics and Chemicals Company

Business Issue

  • Company was undertaking a complex transformation program which included implementing S/4HANA
    and several other SAP cloud solutions including Hybris, IBP, and Ariba

Services & Results

UpperEdge developed a holistic sourcing, evaluation, and negotiation strategy supported by system
implementation benchmarks. UpperEdge services also included comparative proposal assessments and
proposal risk evaluations to support the company’s decision process, resulting in the following:

  • Reduced system implementation costs by ~$2.4M through obtaining highly competitive rate reductions and
    additional investments in the program
  • Negotiated an extremely favorable volume rebate structure providing rebates as credits toward new and
    existing projects
  • Obtained the flexibility to apply highly competitive shared risk structure options including a fixed fee and
    T&M NTE to various phases and workstreams of the program