Implement Oracle NetSuite cloud ERP and create a global finance hub in Dubai. That was what our client’s Big 4 audit and tax partner recommended after it carried out a diagnostic of their operating model and accounting systems in Q2 2019. Our client, a $2bn global conglomerate with five operating companies, had eight regional accounting hubs all acting independently and using legacy accounting systems.
To find an implementation partner, our client launched a full selection process. The result? They chose JSS Transform over two Big 4 consulting firms (including their current partner) and another ERP implementation firm. The reason? Primarily our ability to deploy significantly greater on-the-ground experience from day one – and at a highly competitive price point.
Working with our client, we selected one of our independent specialist ERP and Finance Transformation Partners. Within two weeks we’d mobilised the programme team using our extensive network of senior interims and independent consultants. Most of the team had worked together before on other projects.
The transformation programme started in November 2019 and had a go-live date of September 1, 2020. Its scope included:
The COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020 altered the scope of the programme to cover three of the operating companies rather than five. We rescoped a ‘NetSuite Lite’ solution and offered a more competitive price that allowed the programme to continue remotely with a reduced budget.
In June 2020 we delivered a successful ‘go-live’ with NetSuite ERP and a full transition from the local accounting centres to the Dubai Global Finance Hub. And we did all this 100% remotely.
A large-cap PE fund needed to carry out pre-deal due diligence on a $3bn healthcare asset based in the US. With a long list of reputable PE houses in hot pursuit of the same asset, the market for deal advisors with a truly informed perspective on the issues was fierce. The pressure was on to find the right people to deliver the crucial insights fast.