Jemena aligns SAP system to business demerger

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Jemena aligns SAP system to business demerger

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Utility infrastructure firm Jemena is embarking on a two-phase project to "align" a recently-launched SAP system with the ongoing demerger of its business.

The company went live with its JSAP system on April 4, consolidating two legacy SAP 4.6C systems into a single SAP ECC6 instance.

The legacy SAP systems came from Alinta (whose Eastern Australian assets became Jemena in 2008) and Agility, which Alinta had previously acquired from AGL in 2006.

"These versions of SAP were unsupported and did not integrate with each other making things very difficult for the business from both a financial and human resources perspective," the firm noted in its latest internal magazine.

"The new SAP implementation has provided Jemena with one comprehensive, responsive, accurate and integrated system for managing and reporting information needed to run the Jemena business."

With JSAP bedded down, the next step is to align the system with Jemena's business transformation, which will result in the demerger of the current firm into separately-governed Assets and Services businesses.

The Services business has been rebranded Zinfra Group and launched on April 1. The Assets business will stay branded as Jemena.

The whole transformation process is expected to be completed later this year.

A Jemena spokesman told iTnews that the first phase of aligning JSAP to the transformation will "enable the organisation to report along Jemena and Zinfra lines".

"The first phase will align the organisational structures and cost centre structures of that of the new Jemena and Zinfra company split," the spokesman said.

"The second phase will establish the necessary company structures in the [JSAP] system and define and deliver any enhancements directly required to better support the business transformation."

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