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Zarlink Semiconductor Inc.

Project: Upgrade of SAP R/3 4.6C to SAP ERP ECC5.0

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  • World scale organization headquartered in Ottawa employing 750 people with 3,000 clients in more than 130 countries
  • Numerous obligation toward the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under the terms of the Sarbanes- Oxley law
  • Several years old computer equipment causing high maintenance cost

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  • Acquire a high performance platform
  • Ensure the collaboration of administrators with knowledge of Linux environment and increase the amount of available specialists

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Actions Completed

  • Feasibility study and project scope analysis
  • Divided in two phases, the system upgrade proved to be critical
    1. The technical upgrade switched software from the old to the new platform
    2. The functional upgrade covered all functionalities

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Achieved Results

  • Delivered on time and on budget
  • Efficiency increase and savings close to $80,000 on material maintenance cost
  • Very little training was required
  • 95% of transactions were perfectly carried out immediately after the upgrade

"Such a project requires flexibility from the partners in order to assign the right resources at the right place at the right time (...) and it was executed in a way so transparent that our employees did not notice the change when the new version went live. Here is undoubtedly the best sign of success."

Macrae Morse
Director, Global Information Services
Zarlink Semiconductor Inc.

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