Project Team – PeopleSoft v8.4 Financials + UK Shared Services

Accounting and financeA major organisation ( turnover of over c£1bn) was undertaking a project to move its UK operations onto a single financial ledger based on PeopleSoft Financials V8.4 in a newly established Shared Service Centre.

SystemsAccountants was retained to provide a contract team (flexing over 6 to 12 months) to support the business and its consulting partner, in initiating and delivering the project. A Project Manager was appointed to deliver the business case, support the software selection and manage the vendor. To minimise vendor costs a team of 30 was then engaged to provide business analysis, change management, project office, training, functional and technical services, see this.

Global Communications Company
Project Team – Oracle 11i + Global Shared Services Project

Our client is a leading data networks operator with a turnover of c$3bn, offices in over 200 countries worldwide and a finance function of 1400 personnel. They were seeking to undertake a programme to rationalise its in-country finance operations into 3 regional Shared Service Centres – EMEA, Americas & Asia Pacific – on a global chart of accounts and best practice finance processes, based on Oracle Financials 11i, on a global single instance.

SystemsAccountants was engaged as the exclusive supplier of contract and permanent resource to the global Oracle programme. Contract consultants are being used to supplement consultants from Oracle Corporation & PwC in areas such as change management, business intelligence and design-to-deployment. Permanent recruits are being used to infill where internal resource has been appointed to the project to infuse valuable business knowledge.

Major Government Agency
Project Team – SAP FI/CO & HR Implementation

Major Non-departmental public body, responsible to Central Government and a world leader in research and development, is moving from being a grant funded body to one where the majority of income is earned from contracts. SAP has been selected as the technology platform to facilitate the required business change.

The organisation recognised early on that independent financial process design expertise would be essential to provide the business with the impartiality required to deliver best practice business processes. SystemsAccountants was engaged and quickly identified and deployed a team of interim specialists to lead process design in key areas such as procure to pay, order to cash and project accounting. SAP HR and SAP Training specialists have also been delpoyed. These SystemsAccountants resources are now providing additional value by ensuring that the selected SAP partner delivers a configuration that meets the business requirements.

Global Financial Services Company
Project Team – Core Financials + UK Finance Shared Services Project

One of the world’s largest financial services companies. Their UK operations consist of 5 major businesses and incorporates 3500 staff. The company had instigated a programme to rationalise the finance operations of the 5 UK companies into a Shared Service Centre, on a single financial ledger based on QSP Financials, to support 1300 users.

SystemsAccountants was engaged as the primary contract resource provider to appoint a Project Manager (with vendor responsibility) and a contract team to complement the business and vendor resource. The team of 12 included; project office manager, data conversion manager, change management team lead, functional team lead, testing team lead, integration team lead, business analysts, as well as a number of functional modular specialists, G/L, A/P, A/R, F/A, P/O.

Specialist Engineering Sector – Medium Scale
Interim Solutions – AGRESSO Implementation/Post De-merger

Acquired by Russian oil giant Yukos in late 2001 our client was required to implement new business accounting systems to relinquish reliance on the parent’s shared service systems.

SystemsAccountants sourced a Finance Systems Project Manager to undertake a systems selection process. After due consideration Agresso was selected as the most appropriate finance solution. SystemsAccountants then appointed an independent Agresso applications specialist to support the project manager in the subsequent implementation delivery.