JGL successfully implements the SAP system

With the aim of improving competitiveness, JGL become the first in Europe to introduce a complex software solution.

JGL has successfully completed the project of introducing an ERP business system by the SAP company in record time. The latest generation of the S/4HANA system is based on the innovative technology of an in-memory database, which enables a fast access to information, successful handling of business complexities, and adapting to new market demands. This is the first time that the S/4HANA system has been implemented not only in Croatia, but all of Southeast Europe, and the entire go-live project is the first of its kind in Europe in terms of scope and integration with external systems.

Its implementation encompassed a wide variety of modules – finance and accounting, controlling, sales and distribution, production planning, maintenance, quality management, human resource management, materials management, complex warehouse management, planning and consolidation, and BI reporting tools. One part of the project also included the implementation of the SuccessFactors solution, which enables advanced human resource management through software tools that support onboarding, learning, assessment, tracking goals, and rewarding. The SuccessFactors solution is fully integrated with the S/4HANA system thanks to the Hana Cloud Integration platform.

As market leaders in the area of business application software, the experts at SAP were given full rein to manage the project, while the actual implementation was completed with the support of our expert partners, S&T Croatia. Over 50 JGL employees and 30 consultants worked on the project for 14 months, which made it possible to complete all of the implementation phases on time, while maintaining a high level of quality.

In line with JGL’s global strategic development plans, the introduction of the world’s leading software solutions proved to be an essential phase of the project of modernising the entire business process. Our main objective was to improve and strengthen the functionality of existing solutions, as well as to contribute to the company’s development, growth, and competitiveness.

"I am certain that introducing select functionalities within the SAP ERP business system at JGL will guarantee faster and better business processes, as well as timely business management, which will enable us to greatly accelerate the planning processes on all levels. In addition, we are especially pleased by the fact that the benefits of the new system will be felt by consumers on all of our markets, not least because of the increase in product availability,” says Mate Poropat, project manager and director of JGL’s pharmaceutical and technical operations.

"Our solutions are the product of years of experience in the global pharmaceutical industry, which has been a key factor in the successful implementation of this project. By using the S/4HANA system, JGL will be able to adapt its business and manufacturing processes with speed and reliability in order to fully utilise it, while simultaneously complying with regulatory requirements and providing quality assurance,” says Sonja Popović, Director of SAP d.o.o.

JGL and SAP have hereby demonstrated their successful cooperation and showcased the digitalisation process based on innovative solutions.

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