XP Power had recently migrated to S4 HANA (October 2019) which in itself brought its own set of challenges including consolidating their Master Data Team into a central department. They recognised the complexity of their Material Master in S4 HANA, especially considering they had created a centralised data team. They also recognised that there no was additional data required to create a part in the XP Power S/4 HANA system.
XP Power were running their data processes as manual processes, involving convoluted spreadsheets, manual input and email workflow for data enrichment. They were struggling with the manual creation process taking approximately 46 minutes per part to create in S/4.
As XP had moved to a central team, it was clear that they had to do something. They simply couldn’t carry on manually entering data. They looked at various solutions on the market place including Maextro. "We looked at the standard offerings as well as alternative options for developing our own CRM system and even creating our own application". Out of the standard offerings on the market place, Maextro was chosen because of the native integration points, simplicity and Fiori user experience. It was easily recognisable as another set of tiles on the Fiori launchpad but with a simple configuration menu.