G4S Implements SAP13 October 2011
G4S Implements SAP to Enhance Customer Experience
G4S Cash Solutions, has undertaken an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project with market leaders SAP that will see a complete transformation in the way it interacts with clients, increasing service efficiencies and ultimately creating more satisfied customers.
Continued business growth, and a shift in customer demands led G4S to re-evaluate its technology systems and processes. Prior to deploying SAP, G4S Cash Solutions had been using a disparate set of systems that made accessing consistent data a complex task.
“Our company vision is to deliver Total Cash Management Solutions, integrating world class service at every stage of the cash cycle and providing innovative and compelling propositions for our customers. To do this, we need to have the systems in place that will provide the right efficiencies and processes, as well as the technology to enable us to interact in a better way with our most valuable assets – our customers,” said Declan Hunt, IT Director for G4S Cash Solutions in the UK.
When looking for a new technology solution G4S looked at offerings from seven vendors before selecting SAP. Hunt explains “There are currently four ERP system vendors being used across the G4S group. After a rigorous assessment of these and several other leading suppliers we whittled the shortlist down, finally settling on SAP for a couple of reasons: we felt that they were the better fit with our team culturally, and the product was fully integrated with tighter processes – something that is vital to the success of this project.”
G4S Cash Solutions has embarked on a transformation project with SAP with the first phase of the project – financials, procurement and materials management – which went live, on budget, in August this year. Phase two, with CRM, billing and a customer self service portal, will go live in the third quarter of 2012.
“We are delighted that G4S Cash Solutions has chosen SAP as the platform for this transformation project. Our software will provide the efficiencies their business needs at the back end, as well as a portal so that they can interact with each and every one of their customers making them a best run business. We’re excited about this relationship and expect it to go from strength to strength over many years to come,” commented Patrick Booth, Industry Sales Director, SAP UK & Ireland.
About G4S Cash Solutions (UK)
A subsidiary of G4S plc, G4S Cash Solutions is the leading UK provider of cash solutions, including secure cash transportation, ATM outsourcing solutions and outsourced till management. In the UK we deploy over 6,500 employees and utilise a fleet of around 2,000 vehicles throughout a network of 43 cash transportation branches and 10 cash and coin centres.
About G4S plc
G4S is the world's leading security solutions group, which specialises in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has an additional stock exchange listing in Copenhagen.
G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and more than 625,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device - SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 109,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.