NSC Group | Barlow House, 4 Minshull Street, Manchester, UK, M1 3DZ

The Challenge

SSL International is a British manufacturer of hygiene & healthcare products, with brands including Durex and Scholl. In 2010, SSL became part of RB with operations in 60 countries worldwide.

SSL made a strategic decision to align all the systems it had acquired through mergers and acquisitions with SAP on a SQL Server platform. However, transferring so many data variants to SAP was a daunting prospect.

SSL needed a way to efficently process the various datasets and provide business users with enquiry facilities.

The Solution

Old platforms
  • 11 iSeries/AS400s
  • Infor – BPICS (SSA)
  • Infor – System 21 (JBA)
  • Infor – Data 3 (KBM)
  • Various ERP systems from acquired companies
New platform
  • Any Windows, Unix or Linux host
  • SQL Server
  • Installation of DataNovata Toolkit to allow SSL generate their own applications

The Project

  • Data segmented into logical areas e.g. Customer Care, Finance, Manufacturing etc.
  • The DataNovata Toolkit allowed SSL to generate a user-friendly interface for each dataset.
  • Worldwide implementation was possible thanks to the powerful multi-language capability.

The Result

  • Less than 12 months from project commencement to delivery
  • 1 week to train business users how to use the DataNovata Toolkit
  • On premise, data centre and cloud hosting options now all available if required
  • Secure access to the data from any device
  • Future compliance assured
  • Costs savings realised when SSL decommissioned its iSeries/AS400 platform

DataNovata exceeded our expectations. The team quickly understood what we were trying to achieve and we have found DataNovata to be robust and easy to use. I would certainly recommend DataNovata to anyone wishing to decommission applications.”

Stewart Sawinski, Technical Architect Controller