[Customer Story] Ayala Land

May 20, 2013

Ayala Land Inc (ALI), one of the Philippines’ largest and most respected real estate and property development firms, currently operates 173 active companies, caters to the needs of 100,000 plus business partners and carries 1000+ properties & buildings, 140,000+ rental objects and more than 4.5 million accounts receivable / payable open items. To help them manage their multi-faceted business processes, they have been long time users of the SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution.

In 2012, ALI was in the midst of a major migration from SAP ERP Version 4.6C to SAP ECC 6.0. ALI’s existing SAP solution was specially customized because they chose not to perform a standard technical upgrade. Moreover, ALI wanted to implement new functionalities such as Flexible Real Estate Management (RE-FX). During the project, ALI recognized that they could add considerable value to their investment if they took the opportunity to migrate the underlying data to conform to the more exacting requirements of the newer SAP ERP solution.

To help them achieve their goals within a tight timeframe, as well as to guarantee an upgrade without business interruption, ALI contracted us to manage the data track of the project. As a result of our engagement, ALI was able to complete the project successfully.

Key IT and Business Challenges

  • Migrate from SAP Version 4.6C to SAP ECC 6.0 across 173 active companies and associated objects in Real Estate, Project Systems, Finance & Logistics
  • Complete the project in a tight timeframe so that the upgrade could occur simultaneously for all stakeholders
  • Implement enhanced business processes to support new functionalities and more comprehensive reporting for compliance

Highlighted Benefits

  • By applying our data migration methodology, Ayala Land was able to cut their upload time by almost 80%, which helped achieve their cutover milestone
  • Enabled ALI to meet stringent timeframe for compiling all migration tasks and avoid cost over-runs
  • Empowered ALI staff to learn new data migration skills and add value to future projects
  • Upgrade provided enhanced interoperability with newer technologies and databases

Why BackOffice Associates?

  • Provided a data migration solution with onsite and offshore professional services who were able to help Ayala Land meet a stringent deadline.
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