Meet Tony Bright
Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Regardless the size or the complexity of the company, upgrading an enterprise application or ERP system has strategic implications on IT operations. Upgrade projects often require a balance between speed and cost – and a focus on quality. As the national SAP upgrade leader, Tony Bright has over 23 years of experience helping clients navigate the intricacies of ERP technology as they progress to the next or a new release of their business applications. Tony has worked with clients across industries such as: aerospace & defense, automotive, high tech and life sciences.
Tony joined Deloitte in 1995, and has provided technology consulting services for large scale global implementations, as well as accelerated mid-size company implementations. In his current role, he is responsible for leading the overall direction and strategy for Deloitte’s SAP upgrade practice including: methodology, tool development, resources and quality control.
Some of his recent experience includes:
- Assisted a Silicon Valley high tech company with a global SAP upgrade of their enterprise content collection and HR functions. The upgrade project also included the implementation of a web-based portal and content management for employee and manger self service. The upgrade was delivered on-time and on-budget, and resulted in improvements to both the usability of SAP and user productivity.
- Assisted a global life sciences company client with a technical and functional upgrade project. The scope included a concurrent CRM strategy, SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) upgrade, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW) implementation and deployment of SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO). The project helped the company gain business value while completing a necessary technical upgrade.
- Assisted a real estate client with a large-scale finance, procurement, HR and project systems implementation. The project included complex business process redesigns, as well as implementation of the SAP NetWeaver SOA architecture. The project went live with a smooth financial cutover.
Tony has spoken at various internal and external events on the topics of SAP implementations and upgrades. Among those are the SAP Insider’s mySAP ERP for Upgrades, SAP Technology Summit, SAP Sapphire and SAP Regional Events.
Tony holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Upsala College, New Jersey.
“Speed-to-Value is a core philosophy for technology upgrades. I believe in using technology to transform companies by addressing technological challenges and delivering tangible business benefits from our projects.”