Performance Friction Brakes completed a greenfield implementation of SAP S/4HANA in January 2019, with the digital core laying the foundation for further integration with the SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence application and related Internet of Things (IoT) systems. Learn how the company chose Amazon Web Services (AWS), prepared for the move, and integrated SAP S/4HANA into shop floor systems.

Key takeaways:

  • How to assess the best implementation approach for your organization
  • Objectives and considerations for shop floor integration of SAP S/4HANA
  • Incorporate lessons learned from a recent go live of SAP S/4HANA on AWS


  • 2:40 – Speaker introductions
  • 4:55 – Key outcomes, objectives, and agenda overview
  • 5:15 – Information on Performance Friction (PFC) Brakes
  • 6:10 – Challenges faced by PFC Brakes
  • 9:55 – The solution: S/4HANA Greenfield implementation
  • 10:35 – Greenfield implementation considerations
  • 12:20 – Considerations: version, processes, customization, and testing
  • 14:30 – Considerations for business planning and architecture for SAP S/4HANA footprint on Amazon Web Services
  • 19:10 – Integrating SAP S/4HANA with next gen and shop floor integration in mind
  • 24:00 – Transformation
  • 25:51 – Overall timeline: lessons learned
  • 36:00 – Realized results
  • 40:00 – Q&A


  • Scott Sprouse, Vice President of IT, PFC Brakes
  • Brent Colquitt, Director, Professional Services, Velocity Technology Solutions Inc.

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