Cameron Achieves Complete Plant-Level Visibility with SAP Business Planning and Consolidation
In the midst of a business reorganization, Cameron, a Schlumberger Company and manufacturer in the oil and gas industry, embarked on a company-wide standardization project to simplify and streamline both its SAP ERP and reporting processes as well as eliminate manually intensive processes that resulted from disconnected legacy systems. This project involved consolidating to five profit centers on five business units, and altering the reporting structure to have manufacturing plants roll up to profit centers for reporting purposes. To get clear visibility and accurate reporting for plant-level financials and to allow controllers and senior managers the same access to information in its central consolidation application, Cameron underwent a proof of concept for SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) version 7.5. See how the business rolled out the new SAP solution to users on five continents — providing controllers the ability to input estimate and budget data out of SAP ERP and have some measure of plant-level reporting autonomy.