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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a publisher of textbooks, instructional technology materials, assessments, reference works, and fiction and non-fiction for both young readers and adults. The company is based in Boston’s Financial District. 

CHALLENGE

  • Needed a Design solution for ISG merger on S/4 HANA and Hybris/SSB
  • Improve performance and EOM/EOY Closing timelines
  • Centralize Financial Reporting from disparate Sales/Purchasing/Inventory locations

SOLUTION

  • Funds center and funds were created to manage specific program development for Schools. Implement Project system and Asset management with 60+OSS notes
  • Integrated with other work streams to make sure upstream and downstream process were aligned with Financial/Management reporting requirements
  • Designed and Developed Revenue Recognition (RAR) Process
  • Deployed Central Finance module to support consolidation of disparate GLs, Cost Centers, and Profit Centers within SAP S/4 HANA

THE BRIEF

  • Design and implement S/4 HANA 1610 solution with FICO, Project System, FM, IM, AA, SD, MM,CRM, including Hybris integrating with Simple Finance and Controlling, COPA, Revenue Recognition Modules (RAR)
  • Gather requirements, design and configure end to end solution for FI/CO, PS, AA, Investment Management and FM, Banking/Interfaces and Revenue Recognition process RAR. Capitalize all Development activities for the Title through IM, PS and Asset Management

BENEFITS

  • Streamlined End to end system integrations with other entities such as Salesforce, Ariba, and Esker
  • Enabled Fiori applications for ease of use and more enhanced financial visualizations
  • Reduced FI/CO Process Cycles for shorted EOM closings

 

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