Reference projects – Vodafone AG support system setup BI portal

Starting situation and nature of the taskvodafone-logo

  • Within the scope of the global SAP introductory project EVO, a SAP retail system landscape for the handling of logistic retail management processes was implemented.
  • In the Managed Services sector, AM employees were responsible for technical integration through the service provider of the end customer.
  • During the operation, all phases were supported by plan, build, test & run. Assurance of the start-up in line with SOX specifications was also a quality factor.

Solution approach and modules

  • Detailed data processing and authorisation concept with prototyping environment
  • Development of a 5-stage portal system landscape as well as connection to the ECC and the BI ABAP systems
  • Design and architectural plans for the integration into the overall infrastructure of the customer
  • Build by the service provider in the coaching and review procedure

Solution architecture

  • SAP BI NW 7.0
  • SAP NW portal 7.0
  • SAP ECC 6.0 EHP 1
  • SAP Solution Manager 7.0


  • Planning, control and protection of the quality of system integration – conducted by different IT teams – from a single source
  • Interface function between the project and ‘IT (Build Team)’ with technical & commercial knowledge
  • Validation of internal architectural plans


Highlights and Lessons Learned

  • Control of 3 top system integrators (IBM, Accenture, Bertelsmann) with last decision-making power
  • System integration into a highly complex system landscape with different interface requirements
  • Escalation management