John Cockerill's digital transformation
To meet its changing needs, the industrial group called on Micropole's expertise to improve the decision-making process, project monitoring and the company's overall performance.
Data centered on a platform for even more performance
The John Cockerill Group's mission is to meet the needs of the times, and it is organized around six major sectors of activity to which must be added the corporate sector. This implies very important internal technical and technological developments, for which the return on investment is extremely important.
In addition, from a more financial point of view, the fact that CMI has a hundred or so legal entities means that it has to monitor them very closely over the months and years. It was therefore essential to have systems that would allow these follow-ups in real time.
L’aspect analytique a joué un rôle central dans cette transformation car il est essentiel quand on possède de la data, d’en tirer profit. Pour les accompagner dans le projet, Micropole a joué un double rôle : d’une part, en support des équipes IT de CMI pour amener toute la compétence et connaissance technologique, mais aussi en support du métier pour amener la bonne façon d’exploiter cette technologie et de la mettre en œuvre pour attendre les objectifs.
CMI is a group composed of more than a hundred entities. It is therefore necessary to consolidate the figures every month (budgets, forecasts, cash positions) for management. Before, this process, even though it was well established, was essentially manual with a lot of re-encoding. It was therefore necessary to move to another stage and modernize the IT tools.
Micropole therefore helped CMI centralize all available data on an SAP technological platform, in order to gain automation, flexibility, consistency and transparency across all SAP and non-SAP entities.
The time that was previously required to manage these manual processes is now allocated to activities that are more relevant to the business.
Micropole has the double characteristic of mastering the technological platform that we implement, SAP, but also an excellent knowledge of our business.