Driving Bentley More Smoothly
Think of luxury, and you think of Bentley. It produces British sporting grand tourers that are not only beautiful but also exhilarating to drive.
In the 1920’s Bentley dominated the Le Mans 24 Hour race, winning five times in an eight-year period. This created a reputation for fast, powerful and enduring cars with dominating performance that still exists. Today, it is owned by Volkswagen and has a £500 million investment plan. Bentley is embarking on an ambitious and exciting new car development program, focused on designing and building Bentleys that are true to the marque.
Bentley uses SAP® to support their business. There is a permanent need to add and change data held in SAP. In car assembly there are many different components, and changes to an assembly could require changes in excess of 6,000 SAP records. At the time, data was uploaded either manually or through ABAP scripts.
The ability for SAP to react quickly to changes in the business was impaired by the complexities and time needed to change SAP data. There was also a real financial loss in terms of time and resource expenditure required to get the job done.