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Increased business agility and better ROI for specialty paper manufacturer

Glatz Feinpapiere radically simplified its IT landscape with TIPS/4

Jarmo Ropponen

Head of Sales & Marketing, Pulp and Paper Industry

The challenge

Glatz’s legacy ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system had grown bit by bit over many years. It required a lot of in-house development and maintenance, applications were prone to breaking, and different interfaces made its use difficult. The company was increasingly challenged by non-integrated, manual processes resulting in inefficiency.

The solution

Tieto’s TIPS/4, the integrated pulp & paper industry business and production system based on SAP S/4HANA to replace the old legacy systems.

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About the customer

Glatz Feinpapiere, located in Neidenfels, Germany, operates three paper machines and produces papers for the cigarette industry, thin print paper and specialty papers.

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Historical baggage slowing down processes and restricting earnings.

Replace maintenance-heavy legacy systems

Historical baggage slowing down processes and restricting earnings.

TIPS/4 with SAP S/4HANA combines entire operation under one system.

End-to-end process integration

TIPS/4 with SAP S/4HANA combines entire operation under one system.

Efficient business prepared for future changes.

Better business and operational agility

Efficient business prepared for future changes.

Proven and flexible solution in TIPS/4

Glatz chose Tieto and SAP S/4HANA to provide an integrated solution that covers the whole value chain in one system. TIPS/4 (Tieto Integrated Paper Solution on S/4HANA) combines S/4HANA, industry-specific block planning and a fully functional Manufacturing Execution System (MES) in one system.

Core processes now operate seamlessly – without any interfaces. Changes to attributes or processes are made in just one system, resulting in previously unseen business flexibility. Core Data Service (CDS) views make the data contained in this powerful system accessible through a modern UI. State-of-the-art Fiori screens for main MES functions ensure usability and efficient workflows.

As an agile and differentiated niche player, Glatz required non-standard functionalities that could be implemented efficiently. Based on TIPS/4, the company has now reached that goal, at the same time ensuring fast ROI.

With the help of our partners, the State-of-the-Art SAP S4/Hana System will propel us into another age – not only the IT system, but the business organization as a whole.

Roman Reischl

Managing Director, Glatz Feinpapiere

Glatz’s legacy ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system had grown bit by bit over many years. It required a lot of in-house development and maintenance, applications were prone to breaking, and different interfaces made its use difficult. The company was increasingly challenged by non-integrated, manual processes resulting in inefficiency.

Insufficient documentation, the significant maintenance effort and lack of experts for the old systems had created an outdated and nontransparent IT setup that was gradually affecting both process execution and the bottom line.

Single system for smooth processes, better agility and faster ROI

Glatz now has one single system for its core business, with agile processes and simple changes. There is a single source of truth for process and master data quality. This translates into efficient end-to-end business – from fast order entry to integrated logistics execution.

The system also acts as a new command centre for differentiated and agile business. All data is available in one view, without interfaces. No ERP-MES interfaces are needed, which significantly reduces IT maintenance efforts.

The fully transparent supply chain within one system achieved with the new system results in reliable stock levels. Batches are traceable all the way from pulp to bobbins, which shows as improved customer service.

Most importantly, Glatz’s new industrial efficiency powered by S/4HANA and enhanced by Tieto provides a foundation for future optimisation: energy savings, stock reduction, quality improvement by process optimisation and improved forecasts.

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