In separating from General Electric, energy technology company Baker Hughes selected SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition to move its shared-services business entities.

The CC Ledger entities required migration to the Baker Hughes systems in a like-for-like scenario during the company’s carve-out. Baker Hughes had to choose between an existing ERP footprint or to implement a modern platform based on industry best practices to land its shared business entities.

The company also needed to consider global template requirements in case it used a greenfield advanced ERP as the new platform—potentially the future home for larger Baker Hughes operations. Any limitations or unknown compatibility issues with other integrations in a SaaS/ cloud-based model could pose costly delays or roadblocks.

The project was a strategic initiative for Baker Hughes to embark on the Business-Transformation journey leveraging S/4HANA Cloud. Capgemini’s iCaptivate methodology and accelerators (DDF, Path Solutions, etc.,) helped simplify the project execution. The first end-to-end rollout was completed in 4 months. It was amongst the fastest S/4HANA deployments.

Key takeaways:

Engage SAP & systems integrator (SI) early to avoid network, infrastructure, and system provisioning delays.

Choose a reliable and experienced SI to manage unplanned and unforeseen issue. The right partner can navigate through challenges based on its capacity, relations, and experience.

If there is an opportunity to kick start the ERP transformation journey, hop-on sooner than later to gain efficiencies.


  • Kenneth Patrick Sr., Director Digital Operations, Baker Hughes

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