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Institut Pasteur Pursues First Time Correct Financial SAP Data with Automate Studio

Institut Pasteur, a private non-profit foundation founded by Louis Pasteur in 1887, is an internationally renowned biomedical research center, spanning a network of 33 institutes with a presence on all five continents. A recognized world leader in the areas of infectious diseases, microbiology and immunology, Institut Pasteur has 130 units that are devoted to the study of cancer and genetic and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as genomics and developmental biology.

Corinne Fortin runs the Institute’s Administrative and Financial Affairs Department which has ongoing initiatives to increase process efficiency and improve optimization. Fortin’s team was previously using a tool to integrate accounting documents, however the recent adoption of SAP significantly changed their activities. This presented some limitations due to an increased volume of data which lead to long processing times to complete transactions.

“Every one of our accounting documents has 200-300 lines,” said Fortin. “Since the SAP mask has a maximum of 8 lines, each new entry or modification was time-consuming and created a lack of motivation among our staff.”

In anticipation of annual reporting and the completion of a new cost breakdown, Fortin and the project manager in charge of the SAP implementation made a list of analytical operations that still required manual effort for business users. There were two obvious constraints:

• they were more time consuming compared to the previous tool
• they required increased involvement of service providers to implement the new system

“We knew we needed to research tools that could be adapted to SAP,” said Michel Mathy, Project Manager, Information Systems Department (ISD) at Institut Pasteur.

Read more about how Institut Pasteur sought a solution that could be utilized by the business to provide major advantages like mass data integration, easy integration with SAP, and could save time.