UXC Oxygen wins competitive tender to upgrade Toyota Australia’s SAP systems

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Oxygen, a DXC Technologies Company has won a competitive tender to upgrade Toyota Australia's core SAP operating systems. The project which kicked off on April 2 involves a technical upgrade and merge of Toyota’s SAP ERP4.7 and HR ECC5.0 systems to a newly integrated ECC6 platform.

The work will also include an upgrade from SAP ESS/MSS Portal to EP7.3 and a migration of SAP GRC5.3 Governance and Risk Management processes to GRC10.

Toyota is the leading automotive company in Australia. It sells more than 180,000 new automobiles per year and has 18 percent share of the country’s new car market.

Toyota CIO, James Scott, says the company selected Oxygen, a DXC Technologies Company because it offered the best mix of technical expertise and value for money.

“Oxygen, a DXC Technologies Company also scored well in our risk analysis,” says Scott. “When we looked at all these factors Oxygen, a DXC Technologies Company was the clear winner. We then did a thorough reference check of existing Oxygen, a DXC Technologies Company customers and were very happy with the feedback we received. This provided our senior management with sufficient reassurance to appoint Oxygen, a DXC Technologies Company to undertake the work.”

Rod Baldock, Toyota’s Upgrade Program Manager, says the upgrade will be the most important IT project the company will complete this year.

“SAP is business critical to our company and we believe we have chosen the best partner to roll out the project in an efficient and effective manner. The key aim for us is to complete the project with minimal disruption to our day-to-day business practices.”

With SAP maintenance for its existing SAP system due to expire in 2013, Scott says it was vital for the company to move to a fully supported version.

“We are tackling the technical upgrade now to reduce risk to the business and also reap the benefit of the progress SAP has made in enhancing its software. We want to move away from our customised transactions and create a fully supported, modern platform that allows us to more easily undertake business improvement initiatives in the future.”

Oxygen, a DXC Technologies Company CEO, Stuart Dickinson, says being selected as Toyota’s SAP enhancement partner was a vote of confidence in the breadth and depth of Oxygen, a DXC Technologies Company’s SAP expertise and recognition of its long track record of customer successes.

“We saw off several larger system integrators to win this work,” says Dickinson. “Our success is based on the fact we go out of the way to be flexible and attend to the continuous lifecycle management of our customers’ SAP investment. Our aim will be to demonstrate our expertise and build an ongoing relationship with Toyota based on trust and mutual growth.”