Strategic and Operational reporting platform for Procurement and Trade (P&T)

The Procurement and Trade department (P&T) of Umicore was going to change their operational systems from SAP SRM towards SAP Ariba to smoothen their processes in Strategic Sourcing, Contract Management, Buying and Supplier Management.  This resulted in the need for a new/modern data platform and related reporting requirements.  element61 proposed the data architecture and tooling, being Azure Data Factory, Azure Functions, Azure Data Lake, Azure SQL data warehouse, TimeXtender, API’s and front-end reporting in MS Power BI.  Data Quality, user experience and ability for self-service reporting were key requirements.  The project consisted of two streams, Upstream to facilitate the Strategic Source-to-Contract (S2C) process and Downstream to allow Operational Purchase-to-Receipt (P2R).