How to staff a migration project for success

Posted by Eva-Maria Fahrer on 22/11/2023 09:00

Play the recording with Orkla and Cognizant
recorded @SBN Conference

Listen to 

  • Anette Borge, SVP Digital Supply Chain, Orkla IT AS
  • Thomas Anglero, Nordic CTO & Innovation Officer, Cognizant (moderator)
  • Florencia Massei, SAP Solutions Advisor, Cognizant

The presentation was called "Orkla and Cognizant Visionary Future with SAP".  Orkla started their Journey to S/4HANA several years ago which means they have the new platform to stand on and develop from.

I found the advice we got for how to run a succesful projekt was the most valuable in this dialog-presentation. I have therfore made 2 highlights, but please listen to the full presentation. It is worth the time spent if you work in or with large projects.

My highlights are:

10:41 into the presentation Anette Borge talked about "One Orkla". Save cost, unite and streamline processes was the driver of the One Orkla projekt and not the IT solutions implemented. The very clear goal and management comittment made it easier to engage leaders and divisions of Orkla.

42:30 into the presentation Anette Borge talked about culture. IT is part of Orkla and all knew they would implement a system they also where to mainatin and support for the comming 10-20 years. To know this on beforehand creates dedication.

Magic and fun, starts the presentation ... a few minutes worth looking at before the beginning of the actual presentation.

See the full presentation to dive into Orkla's strategic decision to maintain SAP S/4HANA at the core and how Orkla IT fosters collaboration with the business. Explore their forward-thinking SAP roadmap, uncover their insights and view on emerging technologies in SAP, and gain practical wisdom from projects and end-user perspectives.

The link to the presentation is found here


In 2022 Statkraft and Equinor made one joint presentation about their projects.
Roy Eidset, VP Digital Finance, Statkraft AS shared a similar recommendation as Orkla in respect of culture. They hired stand ins for the normal work, made people free and engaged them in the project to develop the new system. On the link you also find Equinors "how we prepare and start" presentation. If you see this presentation, please also take the time to see Geir Owe Wærsland, Senior Advisor IT, Equinors presentation in 2023.

Link to Statkraft and Equinor presentation from 2022 found here


Eva-Maria FahrerTip by Eva-Maria Fahrer, CEO SBN-Adfahrer





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