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A new ERP system in three months

Strengthening the financial backbone of IPM Group

In October 2020, IPM contacted us to support them in implementing their new financial platform on SAP S/4HANA Cloud®. By January 2021 it had been successfully rolled out to two of the 22 companies in the group, with more to follow, ensuring that they will only be using one finance system going forward.

IPM had recently acquired the L’Avenir group and the carve-out had to happen in three months. With the COVID-19 restrictions in place, we not only faced a tight timeline but also had to organise our SAP training workshops virtually. Thanks to our close collaboration with IPM, we were able to meet the deadline.

The SAP S/4HANA Cloud® system will enhance the financial backbone of IPM. It will allow the group to improve its business processes and efficiency, keep costs under control, reduce the time spent on the month-end closing, and make it easier to generate financial reports.

We will support IPM to broaden the functional scope of the platform to other business processes, such as buying or consolidation, and look into implementing new functionalities, as well as automating certain processes.

Making an impact with IPM

About IPM Group
 

IPM Group is one of the most important press and media players in the French-speaking Belgian market. The company is a fully integrated daily press business, including printing, magazines , internet, mobile media and radio. It owns several newspapers, such as La Libre Belgique and La Dernière Heure, as well as their regional editions and websites

The SAP S/4HANA Cloud® system will enhance the financial backbone of IPM.

SAP 4/HANA Cloud® is a unique and robust system that will enable our management team to make strategic decisions rapidly, so that IPM remains profitable in the long term.


Eliane Beaufays
, Finance Director IPM Group

What is SAP S/4HANA Cloud®?
 

SAP S/4HANA Cloud® lets you tap into the features of SAP’s flagship, in-memory business suite while incorporating all the benefits of the cloud. It can help you bring more clarity to finance, new value to the supply chain, and greater insights for better decision-making.

At Deloitte we believe strongly in the power of cloud in achieving critical business outcomes, and have seen first-hand the tangible value that S/4HANA Cloud® can deliver for organisations. Getting measurable business results requires strategy, experience, and technical know-how, which is where we can help.

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Thanks to our excellent partnership with IPM, we were able to support them at an exciting time for the organisation, despite the challenging times. We look forward to continuing to work closely together to further optimise their business processes and efficiency.


Arnaud Debrulle,
 Director SAP Deloitte Belgium

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