Customer success story

Saudi Cable – SAP ECC 6.0, APO & DIMP

fiber optic cables
Saudi Arabia
Software Upgrade

Technologies Involved



ISO documentation


Implementation Project Saudi Arabia

Proposal Ready Project Summary

  • Saudi Cable was the oldest manufacturing concern in Jeddah, KSA leader in producing various type of Low and High Voltage & fiber optic cables
  • Saudi Cable already running SAP 4.1 and SAP Industry Specific Cable manufacturing solution – IS-Cable
  • Management decided to upgrade SAP newer version of SAP ECC 6.0
  • Implementation of  latest German Advirus cable designing software and Its integration with SAP

Project objectives and scope

  • Implementation of latest SAP ECC 6.0 version along with SAP APO and SAP DIMP.
  • 3 company code including one Engineering, operations and construction EC&O business implementation where SAP Project system is extensively used
  • Integration of German Advirus Cable designing software integration with SAP ECC 6.0

Business Issue

  • Different Processes defined in ISO documentation; Process flows documentation by management consultant & SAP implementation documentation
  • SAP obsoletes IS-Cable solution by introducing new Discrete industry Mill product (DIMP) solution with SAP APO 
  • User resistance of SAP APO & DIMP solution against the IS-Cable Solution
  • Saudi cable management is hesitant to adopt sophisticated solution of SAP APO
  • Re-writing thousand of existing  customized reports due to change in SAP solution
  • Parallel implementation of Advirus cable designing software

Value Delivered/Estimated Benefits

  • SAP arranged site visit to Aberdare cables Turkey for awareness of Saudi Cable team to understand the SAP APO & DIMP solution, their implementation challenges and advantages and success story as a part of Change management activity
  • Adoption of Standard SAP with Integrated Standard reports. Required a smaller number of customized reports  
  • Adoption of SAP Best Practices 
  • Seamless integration between Advirus and SAP ECC 6.0 Solution, reducing planning cycle time