Total has awarded Aberdeen-based SAP consultancy, Absoft, a contract for an SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW) deployment in its Indonesia, Congo, Gabon, Angola and Nigeria units.
Total’s Christian Placines said, ‘We are implementing BW alongside SAP in all our operations. Within two years, we will be in a position to consolidate reporting across all units against standard data structures. This will provide a springboard to generate additional savings through easier consolidation and analysis in all areas’.
Development of the module for 2,000 users in these countries is being carried out in Total’s head offices in Paris where Absoft already has a large team working on other SAP projects. Absoft has been working with Total since 1991.
BW supplies the infrastructure typical of data warehouses, but also includes preconfigured data extractors, analysis and report tools, and business process models. Among the other features of BW are: Business Application Programming Interfaces that enable connections to non-R/3 applications, preconfigured business content, an integrated OLAP processor; automated data extraction and loading routines, a metadata repository, administrative tools, multiple language support and Business Explorer, a web-based user interface. SAP Business Warehouse is an integral component of the company’s mySAP Business Intelligence group of products.
Placines added, ‘We chose Absoft for this project because of its experience of both BW and SAP for the offshore industry. The company has repeatedly proved itself on major projects around the world and we can be confident that it will deliver on time and within budget.’ Absoft is involved in two SAP deployments for Total—UNISUP for larger subsidiaries and SALSA for smaller international affiliates.
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