The objective of the world-wide SAP core project was to define harmonized business processes that were supported by highly integrated SAP systems (including ECC, SCM, BW etc.) in key areas as Supply Chain Management, Finance, Manufacturing and Purchasing in support of future integrated, highly flexible, fast and transparent Supply chain model. We developed and globally rolled-out a SAP template for Supply Chain Management, Finance, Manufacturing and Purchasing. Defined automated and flexible reporting with reduced effort (Supply chain KPIs, Financial reporting and month end closing). Developed best practice processes and concepts for manufacturing and QA (batch management) for the implementation in each of the manufacturing sites. In all, we globally harmonized and improved business processes enabled by SAP for 8,500 users in 26 countries, designed one process model for former acquired companies, increased compliance and reduced costs, and implemented robust processes and system landscape for future rapid M&A.