In August 2014, Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse merged to create Dixons Carphone plc – a leading multinational consumer electrical and mobile retailer and services company. With a variety of different systems in use following the merger, there was a need for the business to establish a standardised, efficient Finance platform environment. This would set them up for success, and build a platform for growth.
PwC embarked on an ambitious 18-month ‘1Finance4Business’ transformation project with Dixons Carphone: to provide a ‘single source of the truth’ for the client’s diverse operations. An Agile working structure and a ‘show, don’t tell’ attitude allowed us to bring the client on the journey with us, maximising efficiency and bringing real benefits sooner than expected.
This was one of the biggest S4HANA / Ariba / Concur transformation projects in the United Kingdom, affecting some 27,000 users. We delivered a standardised, integrated and fully functioning Finance platform environment on time and on budget, securing annual cost savings for the client while allowing them the transparency required of major players in today’s international retail marketplace.
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