“Flexibility is the ace card” – EWIKON proves just that daily by implementing customer-specific injection molding ap-plications. The proprietor-run company from Frankenberg in Hessen develops and manufactures hot runner technology and components for the plastics industry and is regarded as the innovation leader in the sector.
EWIKON constantly works on digitization to improve efficiency and quality and to ensure that deadlines are met in production and in the management of business processes. The very latest digital trends, such as artificial intelligence for example are increasingly the focus of attention.
In the past year EWIKON set itself the goal of replacing its existing SAP system (SAP ERP ECC 6.0) for which the support was about to terminate in any case, by SAP S/4HANA. “We wanted to also adapt our ERP system to the digital transformation. New technologies, improved performance, easy scalability and flexible utilization via SAP Fiori were criteria that were the reason why we decided in favor of the conversion,” says Siegmar Muth, head of IT at EWIKON. The company was supported by SAP Full
Service Provider Nagarro ES, which was not only tasked with handling the complete implementation but also the hosting and application support.
Instead of a comprehensive process redesign, only the credit management system that had been organized under SAP S/4HANA was to be integrated. The main aims were to take over the already proven and adequately performing standard processes from SAP ECC and to make use of innovations in SAP S/4HANA such as the Fiori apps. A total of three systems were converted: the Sandbox, development, and the production system. “It was especially important for EWIKON in this conversion to create a new user
interface that would make the work easier in future and make mobile working possible,” says Thomas Käßheimer, Senior Account Manager at Nagarro ES.
EWIKON gains a wide range of advantages from SAP S/4HANA. The company profits the most from the savings in time, such as from automated real time analyses. The Full Managed Service from Nagarro ES also contributes to reducing internal costs. Employees can immediately use the resources that have been gained so as to work on strategic topics.