Mark Scott to present at the 2016 ASUG Annual Conference

Mark Scott to present at the 2016 ASUG Annual Conference

Join Mark Scott, Vesta Partners Principal Education Manager at this year’s ASUG Conference taking place at the Orange County Convention Center, for an in depth look at how the Hershey Company significantly improved their scheduling by upgrading their MRS solution. Mark Scott will be co-presenting with Linda Dietzal, Business Transformation Manager, Manufacturing & EAM at The Hershey Company on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016.

Here’s a sneak peek of their presentation:

Hershey started using MRS 610 in 2009 and decided to upgrade to MRS 900 in 2015. Hershey wanted to take advantage of their five+ years of MRS experience when making new design decisions and take advantage of significant new functionality. As this was one of the largest version jumps for SAP, it brought its own set of challenges. In this presentation you will learn about the challenges Hershey faced, the MRS functionality they have taken advantage of to improve scheduling and gain user adoption using MRS 900.

Keys elements of the project included conducting detailed blueprint sessions, which became the foundation for all other configuration, data, and user training activities that followed. Important considerations were to move away from using 1:1 relationships to Split Assignments and to begin using Operation User Statuses as part of the new work process. Scheduling thought leaders in each plant provided input on an improved work process and how MRS would support it, including significant changes to transactional data required for the upgrade.

Key Takeaways:

  • Move from a version of MRS that is getting more difficult to get support to a version that will be supported for years to come
  • Consistent and standard process defined against which to measure scheduling work performance
  • Maintenance scheduling process has become more efficient, requiring less effort than before

Add Mark Scott’s presentation to your ASUG agenda, session ID A4154. For more information about Sapphire & ASUG 2016, clickhere.

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Ben Mansi Presenting “Enterprise Asset Management –11 Plants in 12 Weeks”, at the 2015 ASUG Annual Conference

Ben Mansi Presenting “Enterprise Asset Management –11 Plants in 12 Weeks”, at the 2015 ASUG Annual Conference

NorthWestern, the largest electric utility in Montana, announced in September 2013 that they agreed to buy 11 hydroelectric dams from PPL Montana. After completing the purchase, NorthWestern was faced with a strict budget and timeframe to implement the new SAP Plant Maintenance software. They had only 12 weeks to complete this task before presenting the software to the Public Service Commission for approval. This software needed to illustrate the long-term cost that would be passed on to NorthWestern’s Montana ratepayers and the cost to maintain the dams.

Vesta Partners, an SAP Services and a Select Consulting Partner focused on delivering measurable results in Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), stepped in to help NorthWestern Energy in completing this task. With the combination of knowledgeable and hardworking team members from both, Vesta Partners and NorthWestern Energy, the accelerated implementation was completed with great success. After a short delay from the Public Service Commission, the implementation was approved and launched a go-live.

NorthWestern Energy and Vesta Partners will be presenting this success story in much more detail at this year’s Sapphire Now and ASUG Annual Conference. This presentation will go over how this A team worked together to pull off this accelerated SAP PM implementation.

Register today to hear Greg Harby and Ben Mansi present “Enterprise Asset Management – 11 Plants in 12 Weeks!” taking place on Thursday, May 7, 2015.

Enterprise Asset Management Project

Ben Mansi Presenting “Enterprise Asset Management –11 Plants in 12 Weeks”, at the 2015 ASUG Annual Conference2017-01-25T13:29:49+00:00

Vesta will participate in the 2014 SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Vesta will participate in the 2014 SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Vesta will be participating in the 2014 SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference. Please join us, along with other senior executives, line of business and IT decision makers, and business managers from large enterprises and small to medium sized organizations. You will also have the opportunity to meet with ASUG members from across all process, technology, and industry areas. At the SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference you can:

  • Meet current business challenges and gain efficiencies – hear about the latest business technology trends and innovations
  • Learn from others who have integrated the same SAP solutions – get first hand advice about best practices and implementation challenges and successes
  • Get the most out of your SAP investment – participate in ASUG member-driven education sessions
  • Make connections – collaborate and network with peers, thought leaders, and SAP partners
  • See technology in action – test drive applications that help solve real world problems
  • Gain a rapid and significant return on investment – learn how SAP solutions lower the total cost of ownership and create operational efficiency
  • Enable future growth strategies and maintain a competitive advantage – get an in-depth look at future SAP applications that provide long term support of company goals
  • Shape the future of SAP solutions and services – get involved in ASUG’s extensive Influence program
  • Experience faster software implementation without disruption – explore the latest SAP-supporting technologies and services from SAP partners and solution providers

Click here to register now and follow this link to get an early look at the preliminary agenda. Check back often for updates.


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