Mercedes-Benz Saves 25 Man-Days Annually on QA Refreshes With Attunity Gold Client

2010-06-18

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. In 2000, Mercedes-Benz USA implemented SAP Finance and Controlling, followed in recent years by Parts Logistics, Materials Management, Sales and Distribution, and Production Planning. With five business units running on two instances of SAP, and as many as 20 independent DEV or new implementations on-going at any point in time, all with specific needs for fresh data, quality assurance (QA) refreshes were performed monthly. Yet refreshing the entire QA dataset for one project – the only option – would disrupt other projects that had already created its test data and needed the QA environment to remain stable. Through its ability to pull master data, such as pricing, separately from the individual transactional data, Gold Client significantly cut the time to deliver the data required by some groups. In fact, these groups can pull master data in less than an hour using Gold Client’s Data Snap feature.