In September 2018, LeverX specialists implemented the SAP Ariba Catalog cloud solution into the EVRAZ's business processes together with the company's experts. This will allow EVRAZ to reduce operational costs by 10-15 per cent, streamline material ordering processes in SAP ERP, and actively develop partnership with suppliers.
Using the SAP Ariba Catalog opportunities, EVRAZ managed to take their procurement processes to a new level. In particular, one of the tasks handled with SAP Ariba Catalog was the development and implementation of a model to integrate the solution with several ERP systems and further post-processing of the text positions.
This project named “Implementation of SAP Ariba Catalog into the EVRAZ organizations”, a few other projects, and the customer’s business processes led EVRAZ to success at the “Corporate Purchases 2018” Summit. The company became the winner of the Competitive Procurement Leader Award 2018. It was mentioned as ‘The company of the year in the area of competitive procurement’ and won the Grand Prix after sharing their experience in the successful implementation of the SAP Ariba Catalog solution.
Mikhail Shumilishskiy, the director of supply chain at EVRAZ, spoke about a unified procurement system functioning across the entire holding and the implementation of SAP Ariba Catalog, category management, and suppliers’ profiles.
EVRAZ strived for the victory together with 187 large companies from different countries and industries. During a month, 70 independent experts considered all the contestants’ presentations and chose the best.
Currently, LeverX Ariba specialists provide support of the solution. EVRAZ is planning the next possible steps, including collaborating with suppliers and improving content quality, upgrading SAP Ariba Catalog's service and functionality, and monitoring feedback from its users.
LeverX congratulates EVRAZ on the victory and is always ready to assist in all ideas related to cloud solutions.