From the project idea to the finished system - seamless investment management with "PRIMA"

Röhm consolidates its IT systems worldwide for the management of investments and CapEx projects in the S/4HANA® Private Cloud

"PRIMA" - Project & Investment Management Application

Röhm is one of the leading manufacturers in the methacrylate business. At the beginning of 2024, the company, based in the science city of Darmstadt, will successfully switch to the S/4HANA® Private Cloud. The Röhm Group has thus completed the transformation of its ERP system landscape and reached another important milestone in its modernization process.

For Dr. Peter Merz, Head of Technical Controlling in Operations Management Methacrylates, this also marks the launch of the “PRIMA” platform. The acronym stands for “Project & Investment Management Application” and is the internal name of the application at Röhm.

The previous three-system landscape, which had to be supplied via several interfaces, was replaced by “PRIMA” as part of the S/4HANA® transformation. Dietmar Sickmann, Process/IT Manager Maintenance & Engineering at Röhm, particularly emphasizes the reduction in license and maintenance costs achieved with “PRIMA”. Data redundancies and interfaces are now a thing of the past.

"Aksoy Consulting supported us with its wealth of experience paired with innovative solution proposals during the transformation to a fully integrated system for investment management in S/4HANA® Private Cloud Edition. The resulting solution is individually tailored to Röhm's requirements and is used worldwide by project managers and management to plan, apply for, implement and control investment projects."
Dr. Peter Merz
Head of Technical Controlling Operations Management Methacrylates, Röhm GmbH

"PRIMA" - at a glance

At the heart of the application is the proven project system (PS) and investment management (IM) in S/4HANA®, which has been enriched with the add-on components “top xRM” and “Noveco ePM” and developed by Aksoy Consulting into an integrated SAP® UI5 application platform. When implementing investment management in S/4HANA®, Aksoy’s solution architects focused on the seamless transition from medium-term planning to the planning and implementation of individual measures.

"PRIMA" in figures

  • Several hundred ongoing and planned CapEx projects with a budget volume of €10k – multi-million €
  • Over 100 project managers
  • 4 company codes

Multi-stage and successive planning of CapEx projects

Contrary to the philosophy of a linear project process, Röhm relies on a multi-stage and successive structuring and planning of its CapEx projects.

In “PRIMA – Project Builder”, each phase can be planned separately and submitted for approval. Projects are identified via a unique project number in SAP® from the project idea through to commercial project completion.

The multi-step procedure, which is also specified in the Röhm Group’s investment guidelines, also allows phases to be skipped depending on the project. This means that once the preliminary planning phase of a project has been successfully completed, implementation can also be applied for without prior basic planning if required.

This means that “PRIMA” offers Röhm project managers maximum flexibility for multi-level project management.

"With Aksoy Consulting's highly functional Fiori® apps based on the SAP® standard and the integrated 3rd party add-ons, we have been able to implement a holistic E2E process for CapEx management in S/4HANA®. Our users' acceptance of SAP® has grown enormously thanks to its excellent user-friendliness."
Dietmar Sickmann
Process/IT Manager Maintenance & Engineering, Röhm GmbH

The Röhm Group

Leading manufacturer in the methacrylate business with 2,850 employees and nine production sites worldwide.

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Aksoy Consulting

As an owner-managed management consultancy, Aksoy Consulting sees itself as a simplifier and optimizer of project management processes in the S/4HANA® environment. For more than 25 years, the team of experts from the Aschaffenburg area has been working alongside major companies worldwide.

Aksoy Consulting combines its business knowledge, expertise in S/4HANA® and industry experience to create recognizable and measurable added value for its customers.

Aksoy’s experts specialize in optimizing costs and consolidating IT systems during and after an S/4HANA® transformation. Her focus is on the project processes for CapEx, engineering and R&D projects based on S/4HANA® On-Premise, Private and Public Cloud.