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KUKA AG is one of the world’s leading suppliers of robotics and automated production systems and solutions.


Following its cross-company strategy “KUKA 2020,” KUKA has started intensive initiatives within the whole group towards positioning themselves to serve new attractive growth markets and becoming a leading Internet of Things company. To ensure its profitable growth, a stable, scalable, and group-wide foundation with harmonized, efficient processes and data is required.


Within a strategic design assessment BearingPoint defined a new, harmonized KUKA process house and target IT architecture based on group-wide standardized master data definitions. This resulted in three main implementation initiatives (central customer management, central ERP solution based on SAP’s latest S/4 HANA release, and a common HR system) and supporting activities like a new product structure concept and a harmonized, globally installed base as a prerequisite for new Internet of Things business models.


The first benefits have been realized within the three main implementation streams with global template realization and first pilot rollouts. In addition, a release strategy for further template developments and a global rollout plan covering the next five years have been established.