"We had that situation, to some extent, with the landscapes and it took us years to drive convergence from the system perspective — to get rid of the non-strategic middleware applications and introduce capabilities and monitor them."
To help the move to manage the four SAP ERPs as one, Brandes' team is increasing regression testing and ensuring models are adapted to the new applications and tools available to the brand in the changing IT backdrop.
"We need to deliver the adaptive integration requirements in a very, very agile way and even we are able to speed up the delivery. For us it is pretty clear that we need actually to adapt — there is no reason to become complacent."
Sign up for Computerworld eNewsletters.