In 2018, TFMM, a pole of the SNCF group specializing in rail freight, decided to harmonize the financial processes of its various subsidiaries, ie around fifty entities. For this, the company has chosen to implement a core model built on SAP S / 4Hana Cloud Essential, supported by Viseo.
Nicolas Bismuth (TFMM): "with a solution like S / 4Hana Cloud, you have to provide a run structure capable of enhancing version upgrades . ”
Attached to SNCF Logistics, the TFMM division is the rail freight branch of the SNCF group. "Digital immersion: REX USF 2020", organized by the USF, user association SAP francophones, thegroup shared its experience around the implementation of a core model based on SAP S / 4Hana Cloud Essential. "TFMM is a European group with around fifty legal entities in around ten countries", introduced Nicolas Bismuth, head of finance project management for the company Transport Ferroviaire Services, holding company of the TFMM Cluster, in the introduction . “We have a culture of decentralized decision-making, with subsidiaries attached to their autonomy and agility, united by common businesses.
Until 2018, most IT services, particularly for Finance and HR, were outsourced to Geodis, another SNCF Logistics entity. However, the differences between the two entities, both in terms of size and businesses, resulted in a level of service provided that was out of step with expectations. In addition, the financial applications in place were aging, with three different ERP systems coexisting in the sein of the group, some of which are still on AS / 400. This resulted in a great deal of heterogeneity and a lot of manual processes.
Read the rest of the article on CIO