LB Foster Case Study: Achieved Complete Migration to SAP S/4HANA in just 16 weeks
L.B. Foster wanted to build stronger customer relationships by sharing relevant information in a more timely manner.
Established in 1902, L.B. Foster Company specializes in innovative infrastructure products and solutions for worldwide customers in the energy, transportation and construction industries. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. Foster has offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia, providing materials and services for major infrastructure projects, including the restoration of the Brooklyn Bridge and the expansion of the Panama Canal.
L.B. Foster works with an international roster of customers on high-profile engineering projects, typically under relentless time and budget pressures. While the company enjoys a strong reputation for meeting its commitments to customers, it constantly seeks new ways to accelerate processes and introduce new services.
George Rembold, Vice President of Information Technology at L.B. Foster Company, said: “As we continue to evolve in our digital capabilities, it’s important that we’re able to provide timely, relevant information to our customers. We wanted to extend our capabilities and also automate many key functions with our key steel providers as well as ordering processes with our customers.”
L.B. Foster had been running SAP Business Suite on the SAP HANA database for several years, and had introduced the SAP Simple Finance component as the first step towards modernizing its SAP application landscape. To gain the new functionality it wanted, the company decided to upgrade to SAP S/4HANA, in the process replacing its legacy user interfaces with SAP Fiori – which would also provide better support for mobile users.
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