Nokia: Its a new chapter and we have been delighted to play our part.
Nokia, the iconic mobile phone brand is back and has a new home – HMD – the Finnish company which is about to write a new chapter for the next generation of Nokia branded mobile phones and tablets and we at In Cloud Solutions are very proud to say that we have played our part.
HMD set a blistering pace for change and identified a number of huge requirements in a very short space of time. Having selected the SAP solution Business ByDesign they then needed to;
- Transform their business model from in-house manufacturing to an outsourced model
- Set up their business systems on a cloud based core according to best practices
- Set up business in multiple countries quickly
All without business disruption!
In Cloud Solutions rolled up our sleeves and set to work alongside United Vars (Value Added Reseller) members Headstart Oy, Finland – Cloudera (now acloudear) China – B4B Solutions, Germany and Seidor in the United States.
We were able to provide specialist development skills to customise difficult processes on the fly as the project went along including a large number of custom developments to meet HMD’s specific global supply chain requirements.
Getting the job done with the spirit of a start-up!
With a start-up spirit and these talented partners on board, the project started in October 2016 and began a phased deployment in over 33 countries in only 9 months. Further astonishing achievements included;
- No business disruption during implementation
- Legal entities set up in time and migrations from legacy systems completed, enabling ramp down of legacy systems
- 70% of IT run cost reduction
- Reduced complexity by moving to Cloud environment
The Entire business is now running on SAP Business ByDesign in approximately 40 countries and collectively our teams have been shining examples of HMD’s global values of; persistence, winning together and sisu the Finnish concept of guts!
HMD now intends to leverage and grow Nokia’s global brand reach, delivering beautifully designed, high quality products to people all over the world in line with Nokia’s brand promise.
“We set up a global business to work with world-class manufacturing and distribution providers. Despite the tight time frame, SAP Business ByDesign moved as fast as we did.” Florian Seiche, President and Acting CEO, HMD Global Oy
- We are delighted to report that the project went on to win Gold in the SAP Quality Awards in the Business Transformation category for the Nordic and Baltic regions.