Led by Fission Consulting, the company saw terabytes of data accurately transferred and more than 40 integrations effectively completed with no disruption to day-to-day business
CHICAGO – December 6, 2022 – Leading LED lighting and controls company Current is officially live on SAP S/4HANA in the public cloud, marking the end of a fast-moving acquisition by GE Current, a Daintree company, of a prominent commercial and industrial (C&I) lighting business. The combination has created a premier end-to-end lighting solutions company.
“Every ERP implementation is so much more than an IT project,” said Mark LeClair, chief information officer at Current. “For us, it was a full-on business process transformation. With SAP and Fission Consulting at our side, we were able to get buy-in from our newly-formed team, stand up the technology landscape quickly, and move our data into a new, clean core — all so we could move the company forward effectively.”
Fission, an IT advisory firm for private equity and industry clients, helped execute the RISE with SAP project in just four months. The carve-out called for more than 1.5 terabytes of data transfer over one weekend, along with the movement of more than 1,000 users to the new system and 43 total integrations. In the end, the project experienced zero critical defects and no data loss.
“This was one of the most aggressive project timelines I’ve seen in 20 years working in tech,” said Fission CEO Brandon Lage. “We were also able to integrate 43 systems into the new landscape, compared to typically 10 or 15 on a project like this. Whether at the executive level or the project level, we had the support we needed from the team to get things done efficiently and effectively. Simply put, they all came to win, and whatever we needed done was done — fast.”
Current — which roughly doubled its size and number of systems with the acquisition — leaned on Fission to help streamline its technology approach because of the firm’s extensive experience and expertise working in private equity, where it had proved capable of working at the pace necessary for the project’s success.
“Fission owned its part of this and got things done,” said LeClair. “That exhibited really strong leadership by Brandon and his team. They consistently helped us take advantages of standards within the system and remove risk at every juncture of the journey. Now, we’re poised for a really bright future.”
Further reading on S/4HANA: S/4HANA Carve-Out