Siam Cement Group’s Cement-Building Materials Business Accelerates Digital Transformation Through Cloud

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Siam Cement Group (SCG)’s Cement-Building Materials Business utilises cloud-based solution with enhanced SAP S4/HANA to streamline and enhance operations.

DXC Technology announced on 29 September 2021 that they are working with the Cement-Building Materials Business of SCG to build on the company’s Google Cloud’s platform to support their SAP S4/HANA cloud transformation journey over the next five years. Cement-Building Materials Business of SCG operates its business on multiple instances of SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, and the shift from on-premises infrastructure to Google Cloud’s platform enables sharper enterprise-wide visibility across its business functions.

The two companies have worked together for more than ten years on infrastructure and outsourcing managed services, private cloud managed services, and security including application implementation and support. Some of DXC’s key milestones in the partnership include providing the Cement-Building Materials Business of SCG to scale its ERP systems up and down to meet changes in customer demands and data volumes. Additionally, the migration of SAP workloads to Google Cloud (with Platform as a Service) enables the SAP instances to be consolidated and become accessible across 33 companies in 14 countries cloud with minimal disruption to the user community of Cement-Building Materials Business of SCG.

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“The construction industry in ASEAN is at an inflection point, with customer mindsets and priorities changing as we all adapt to the new-normal,” said Khun Tharinee Chucharoen, Digital Technology Manager – Regional Business, Cement-Building Materials Business of SCG. Cement-Building Materials Business of SCG turned to digital technology and cloud to help us stay ahead of the competition in the cement and building materials business. Along with a trusted partner in DXC Technology, well entrenched within our IT estate, helped us accelerate our digital transformation strategy with a cost-effective approach.”

Since implementation, the new cloud-based solution has put in place efficiencies that have enabled 1,000 Cement-Building Materials Business employees to use the integrated solution across finance, sales, supply chain, sourcing and procurement, manufacturing, and production planning.

“By implementing a cloud-based solution in this way, Cement-Building Materials Business of SCG was able to maximise the value from their move to cloud. This engagement demonstrates the strength of DXC capabilities across the Enterprise Technology Stack and our ability to move applications to cloud the right way to realise value on customer investments,” said Apichart Arunkunarax, managing director DXC Thailand. “We are delighted to continue to work with Cement-Building Materials Business of SCG to help them navigate and succeed on their cloud transformation journey.”

Phase Two of the partnership will see on-boarding of SAP 4.7 entities onto a harmonised SAP S/4HANA platform to take advantage of new high-speed system and innovation, as part of the project roadmap.

“SAP and DXC have been strategic partners, working together over the years,” said Atul Tuli, managing director of SAP Indochina. “Move to the cloud will help Cement-Building Materials Business of SCG leverage recognition of SAP S/4HANA, an intelligent ERP solution across cloud, working in harmony to unlock new levels of performance across an organisation. It will also help Cement-Building Materials Business of SCG take advantage of new opportunities and manage dynamic market environments. We are glad to collaborate with DXC to help Cement-Building Materials Business of SCG foster stronger innovation within the company.” Atul added.

SCG is a leading business conglomerate in ASEAN, is the largest and oldest cement and building material company in Thailand and Southeast Asia. Cement-Building Materials Business, which is one of three core business units of SCG, is focused on cement and concrete product manufacturing and distribution.

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