SAP ERP implementation at NATS - A Case Study

Thursday 9 December 2004

7.00pm to 9.00pm (Coffee prior to meeting in HC 033)

Susanne Barber, Project Performance Manager

Southampton Institute, HC024, ground floor of the Herbert Collins Building

Organised by the BCS PROMS-G (South) with the BCSWomen Group, BCS Quality SG & BCS Hampshire Branch

NATS (National Air Traffic Services) has experienced a significant period of change and controversy since its move to the new Swanwick centre, its change of status since PPP (Public Private Partnership), changes in air traffic levels since 9/11, and the arrival of the new CEO in 2004. Significant challenges remain to ensure the independence of NATS and the commercial success of the organisation.

Susanne will discuss the unique background of NATS, what it does and how it works, and its place as a service provider in the airline industry.

In 2001, NATS decided to implement a strategic ERP solutions, using SAP, which had and continue to have significant impact across all areas of NATS (Air Traffic Control, Technology & Programmes, Airports, and Business Development) in locations across the UK (Swanwick, Hurn, Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Prestwick, regional airports and regional centres etc).

The SAP modules currently implemented include: Finance and accounting modules; Sales, logistics and materials modules; and HR modules. Further implementations are planned in 2005.

Susanne will then discuss the challenges of moving to a single platform, the lessons to be learnt, and the next steps.

This event is open to all, CPD assessed, free of charge and requires no prior booking.