Hexion Specialty Chemicals is the world’s largest producer of binder, adhesive, coating and ink resins for industrial applications. It has approximately 7000 employees in 110 offices and manufacturing facilities across 23 countries. Hexion’s SAP ERP system has nearly 4000 SAP users with over 3 terabytes of data.
REALTECH began the project by migrating Hexion’s operating system from HP Alpha Tru64 to the Microsoft Windows platform and their database from Oracle to Microsoft SQL Server. After the migration, REALTECH performed a Combined Upgrade and Unicode Conversion (CU&UC) from SAP R/3 4.6C MDMP multi-code page to SAP ECC 6.0 EHP 4 Unicode. Despite the ERP database size exceeding 3 terabytes both projects had go-lives over a normal weekend.
“We are glad to help Hexion optimize their SAP applications. For every project, we are able to draw on the breadth of our SAP knowledge and the experience we’ve gained from hundreds of migrations and upgrades. As an experienced SAP partner, we are here to deliver quality results,” said Ralph Jacobus, President and CEO of REALTECH, Inc.
In addition to upgrading Hexion’s SAP system, REALTECH also delivered a successful implementation of REALTECH’s TransportManager. TransportManager is a leading SAP change management software application that helps SAP customers significantly reduce the cost of managing their SAP change processes. With more than 1,000 instances installed, there are more than 200 international SAP customers that are successfully using TransportManager.
“REALTECH TransportManager has really been the answer we’ve been looking for, for our SAP change management needs. We’ve had problems with a previous solution, but TransportManager has proved to be a superior product. It was very easy to install with the help from the team at REALTECH. We are very happy with just how easy it is to use. Hexion has been pleased with the performance of TransportManager in our environment,”
“Hexion’s implementation team was a pleasure to work with. Even though they had some specific customization requirements for TransportManager, implementation and roll-out was quick and painless because of the team’s expert knowledge of their SAP environment. One of our other customers that recently implemented TransportManager has realized more than $100,000 in Six Sigma validated savings, and I expect Hexion to achieve similar cost savings,” said Dan McGrann, REALTECH’s U.S. Software Products Manager.
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About REALTECH, Inc.:
REALTECH, Inc. is the North-American affiliate of REALTECH AG, which is headquartered in Walldorf, Germany. REALTECH offers software and consulting services for the SAP NetWeaver platform and SAP application infrastructures, helping customers to effectively deploy these innovative technologies and protect their investment in SAP. Since its founding in 1994, REALTECH has managed hundreds of SAP migration, upgrade and consolidation projects, and provided many organizations with SAP Basis support services and Basis staff augmentation. REALTECH software solutions incorporate best practices from hundreds of customer installations, millions of dollars in annual research and development spending, and the consolidated effort of our 400+ REALTECH SAP experts. Today more than 2,000 companies worldwide have chosen to work with REALTECH. In 2008, the company posted worldwide revenues of $92 million and employed a global workforce of over 700.