At the time TfL’s ERP-IP programme was the largest SAP deployment ever undertaken in the UK. Whilst the System Architecture’s ERP implementation methodology provided an effective means for ensuring that the systems integration aspects of the technology deployment were captured, they did not always recognize or consider all of the business transition activities/requirements that could have affected the delivery scope and or timeline. Dada Enterprises managed business integration activities covering training, data migration, communication and post implementation support.
Dada Enterprises was brought in to provide clear management insight on the status of the business integration and change management activities.
After the return of the Metronet franchise to TfL their ERP-IP programme aimed to align all HR, Finance & Procurement systems providing one system for all. This programme linked the Ellipse Asset Management systems to TfL’s SAP processing. Following ERP-IP TfL would have up to 51,174 end users across a suite of SAP products (ECC/CRM/SRM and BI).
- Development of processes to more effectively manage schedules, resources, issues/risks, change management and quality control
- Identification of all intra/inter work stream dependencies to mitigate lack of understanding of around impact of actions
- Lead a change management structure through the project lifecycle
- Improved visibility of status at TfL Board’s level
- Acceptance/Go-No Go Criteria
- Batch Jobs status
- Enterprise Assets
- Data Migration (ETL)
- BW (Reporting) and SEM (Forecasting)
- Security & Authorizations
- Business Ramp-Up
- Planning and KPIs
- Post Implementation Support Model
- Contingency Planning & roll-back
- SAP training delivery
- Functional Unit Testing (FUT) and UAT
- Conference Room Piloting
- Functional change impact analysis
“The introduction of the new integrated system will lead to a business change across the Transport for London organisations and that will dramatically improve our efficiencies and benefit all of London’s commuters and visitors.”
Jay Walder, TfL Managing Director, finance and planning