Our customer had to set up a new fully-equipped automotive plant in Mexico by 2019. Two central SAP systems formed the target architecture - a finance backbone and a logistics system. We designed and implemented the financial processes for the new plant with our profound professional expertise and customer knowledge. The solution was a homogenous and global corporate SAP environment that complies to sophisticated Mexican requirements.
- Duration: > 3 years
- Senior consultant team with profound SAP Template-Rollout knowledge in international corporations
- Close collaboration and thriving coordination with (other) participating IT-service providers
Design Financial Processes: tiptoeing between local legislation and company policy.
Our customer is an international automotive OEM. Their production network covers 31 locations in 14 countries across 4 continents. Thereby, the new plant is another step in their growth strategy. Mexico, as a member of the NAFTA-free-trade area and a country with a young and well-educated workforce, poses a good opportunity for international investors.
However, Mexican legislation is one of the world's most complex. Especially in terms of tax requirements and E-Invoicing. In fact, the credit note procedure with suppliers is prohibited. For those specific and unique challenges, a resilient and adjustable solution had to be implemented.
Consistent alignment of the target architecture.
During the concept phase, we thoroughly dealt with local statutory requirements in Mexico. After obtaining best practices from other corporations with similar experience, we started to fully involve local expertise.
In a Joint Team, corporate knowledge and local experts were brought together, to fulfill corporate and country-specific requirements.
Audit compliant from day one.
The financial integration into the logistics system lead to substantial advantages: faster and more efficient data collection, fluent workflows and considerable reporting possibilities.
We created impact through an elaborate integrated solution. By meeting the requirements from the first day of application, this solution was inevitable for a successful project start. Compatible processes and overall solution compliance was already verified with the first tax and financial audit.