Echelon Solutions Group enables Ascensus to Go-Live with a Phase II Implementation of SAP® S/4HANA

Chicago, IL– [May 23, 2019]Echelon recently announced a successful Go Live for a second phase of a greenfield implementation of S/4HANA for Ascensus Specialties, a global chemical manufacturer.

Echelon was instrumental in implementing a greenfield SAP S/4HANA to support Ascensus’ SAP system breakaway from its former parent company. The implementation employed an accelerated Activate methodology to successfully complete the multiple phases of the project within three months. Phase I went live on May 1, 2018. The Phase I project scope was a complete supply chain and financials implementation in a chemical manufacturing environment.

Exactly a year later, Ascensus went live on May 1, 2019 with a second phase. Phase II brought Ascensus’ European operations on board with its existing US Operating Concern by adding a Belgium Company Code.

Phase II project included successful mapping of the Belgium Statutory Chart of Accounts, CABE, to the Operating Chart of Accounts, conversion of all development forms from United States Dollars, Imperial measurements, and paper size, to multiple European formats. Integration of supply chain vendors’ processes into the S4HANA system processes. Echelon project personnel accompanied the Ascensus team to Belgium to support the Go Live efforts.

“Echelon is proud to partner with Ascensus on automating their business process through SAP S/4HANA” says Aditya Bahl, Echelon’s CEO. “Two successful go-live implementations- Phase I and II for Ascensus was definitely a collaborative effort.

About Echelon Solutions Group, LLC
Echelon Solutions Group is a end-to-end SAP Cloud based solutions provider including Strategy, Implementation and Support for SAP S/4HANA onprem, Sap S/HANA Cloud(multi tenant and single tenant). SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Integrated Business Planning and Customer Solutions. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Chicago, Echelon’s service model includes delivery and support from North America and India.

About Ascensus Specialties

Ascensus Specialties is a manufacturer of specialty chemicals headquartered in Elma, WA. They are the global leader in sodium borohydride chemistry and participates primarily in two end-markets: pharmaceutical drug manufacturing and pulp & paper processing. In pharmaceutical drug manufacturing, sodium borohydride is used as a reducing agent. In pulp & paper processing, sodium borohydride is used as a bleaching agent to prepare paper products for end-customer use.

Wind Point acquired Ascensus Specialties in January 2015 as an add-on for Vertellus Specialties, Inc., a former Wind Point portfolio company. Ascensus Specialties is now a standalone company under Wind Point ownership.

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