First Group begins digital transformation with SAP S/4HANA on HANA Enterprise Cloud
As a leading UK and US transport company, with annual revenue in excess of £5bn and 110,000 employees, First Group was looking to modernise its UK based finance and procurement processes. It chose SAP S/4HANA on Enterprise Cloud to provide a state-of-the-art user experience, best practice processes and to reduce infrastructure overheads. Keytree were chosen as the delivery partner following an extensive bidding process based on its SAP S/4HANA expertise, particularly in finance and around the company’s reputation in the technology and innovation space. Keytree successfully delivered the solution in 2018.
Throughout the UK, First Group runs an extensive infrastructure covering bus networks across a vast number of communities, including 40 of the country’s largest towns and cities – from Glasgow to Edinburgh, Manchester to Leicester and Plymouth to Taunton. Within the UK, there are three critical areas of the First Group business: Group Finance operations, Bus network and Rail operation.
The SAP S/4HANA implementation has given First Group’s Bus and Group Finance operations in the UK a wealth of business benefits including far quicker period-close processes while replacing the legacy, function-key based ERP solution with a consumer-grade user experience.