This project was a carve-out of a complex divestment of the EMEA and Pacific Rim businesses from Armstrong World Industries (AWI) to a Germany business, resulting in the standalone business Armstrong Ceiling Solutions. As part of the divestment program, Armstrong Ceilings required a copy of AWI’s SAP ECC and Business Warehouse solutions (SAP Solutions) and implementation of SAP PO for current EDI interfaces and the connection of a variety of internal 3rd party interfaces to the SAP Solutions in a datacentre in the UK.
Edenhouse Solutions has successfully executed this project within budget and on time, despite the UK and a number of European countries for the roll out (Germany and Spain) all being affected by Covid-19. This commitment to quality and delivery underpins Edenhouse’s ethos of ongoing stability and reliability during testing times.
Tahir Zubair, Project Manager at Edenhouse Solutions, said “Despite the COVID -19 restrictions, the time difference with the USA (where AWI is based), and the multiple third parties that needed to connect to the new ECC system, we are delighted to have hit our go live date. Both teams across Edenhouse and Armstrong Ceilings worked diligently and collaboratively to ensure that the carveout (divestment) and the creation of the new SAP ECC BW PO (EDI) system with a new Solution Manager along with all the third parties connected was successful. This is a credit to all the teams involved.”
Phillip Dixon, IT Systems Manager at Armstrong Ceiling Solutions said “This was a difficult and complex project involving 15 different teams over multiple time zones, so the coordination and cooperation required to successfully deliver the project had to be at a very high level. Edenhouse helped steer a complex project with numerous dependencies and ultimately delivered an excellent solution, on time and under budget. The project teams at Edenhouse have been to a very high standard throughout the project and have continued through to the aftercare support.”
Paul Solomon, CEO at Edenhouse said, “This is only the 8th time in history where the European Commission has required the purchasing company to further carve-out a business before completing the acquisition. This creates additional intricacy to an already complex divestiture. So we are delighted that Edenhouse is one of the very few companies to have done this so successfully.”
“With our customers front of mind in everything we do, Edenhouse continues to ensure that we deliver all of our projects with the same exceptional standard of service and attention to detail, regardless of the current global crisis. For Edenhouse, this is the new normal and we remain committed to helping fast growing and forward-thinking businesses become intelligent enterprises”, Solomon said.