SAP New GL to S/4HANA migration

Project team from Vico “Finpas”

Our international customer with production facilities on three continents had to bring its financial accounting in SAP into the 21st century in a short time and during ongoing operations. Vico Finpas mastered this challenge brilliantly in the allotted time.

The problem

The customer from the automotive supplier industry was looking to upgrade their SAP ECC to S/4HANA. Financial accounting ran on an old version and was not compatible with an upgrade to S/4HANA. In order to minimize the risk of switching to S/4HANA and accelerate the project lead time, the customer decided to upgrade financial accounting to the SAP New General Ledger (“SAP newGL”) as a first step and, at the same time, to upgrade parallel accounting according to IFRS and local GAAP. To do this, they needed a partner who could carry out the change quickly and smoothly.

The solution

Through Vicoland, the customer found a Vico that not only provided experts for the conversion to SAP New GL, but could also provide technical accounting advice. Over a project period of nine months, the concept was developed, the migration was tested and carried out and all users in Europe, China and the USA were trained in the new functionalities.

The Challenge


The German car manufacturer commissioned a global consultancy for its SAP S/4HANA transformation. However, the transformation with the traditional service partner was slow and costly. In addition, several product owners were needed internally for the various modules used.

The Answer


Via Vicoland, the customer was able to access a Vico team with extensive industry experience in the automotive sector. The 15-strong German Vico team consisted of product owners for the individual modules, project managers, migration experts and SAP S/4HANA consultants. Thanks to Vico’s successful collaboration with the customer, the team was quickly scaled and the project expanded to include additional areas.

About the company

Automotive supplier with production facilities on 3 continents


Automotive supplier

Company Size:

850 Employees

Vico size:

7 Members


"The Vico demonstrated remarkable flexibility in responding to the project challenges and successfully met all the our requirements."

Vico "Flnish & CO" introduce themselves

We are an experienced team of SAP specialists that focuses on the financial sector in the production and logistics industry.


Manuel R.

Vico Lead

Experience: 20 years

Responsibility in the project: Project management


Tom H.

NewGL Expert

Experience: 8 years

Responsibility in the project: Implementation SAP new General Ledger


Louis R.

Accounting Expert

Experience: 8 years

Responsibility in the project: upgrade parallel accounting


Ron W.

PP Consultant

Experience: 10 years

Responsibility in the project: Coordination of local requirements


Mia R.

S/4HANA Consultant

Experience: 15 years

Responsibility in the project: Training und change management

Group 1378

Team members