B4 Consulting / Oryx Press Release

B4 Consulting Launches SAP S/4HANA® at Oryx Oilfield Holdings

Successful six-month implementation provides next-generation ERP suite that creates a digital business platform for oil exploration services

Grapevine, Texas and Waltham, Mass. – September 12, 2016 – B4 Consulting®, helping companies grow with innovative software, services and support, and Oryx Oilfield Holdings today announced the successful go-live of SAP S/4HANA® at Oryx headquarters (Grapevine, TX). Built on SAP’s advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA®, SAP S/4HANA is a fully integrated next-generation suite for enterprise resource planning. It enables companies to easily connect with and utilize IoT, big data, mobile, business networks, third-party systems and more. The suite gives Oryx a common view of all financial and operational data including capabilities for analytics, predictive analysis, and simulations. B4 Consulting, an SAP partner and value-added reseller, provided on-premise license re-sale, implementation and change management support for Oryx’s successful six-month project.

Oryx provides a range of oilfield services spanning oil and gas pipeline construction and real estate management. Some of the world’s largest oil companies such as BP, Conoco Phillips and Shell are counted among Oryx’s customers. “The past few years have been challenging for the oil industry – yet Oryx has come out of this period stronger than ever and has positioned itself for future growth with SAP S/4HANA,” said Klaus Schottenhamel, president and CEO of B4 Consulting.

Planning for the Future with SAP S/4HANA

To ensure growth and streamline operations, Oryx sought to consolidate a range of separate business processes such as job costing, project management, equipment management and maintenance, human resources and payroll, sales and distribution, and accounting. More importantly, the company wanted to integrate these processes on a single and integrated business platform flexible enough to accommodate a full range of business requirements and future opportunities.

After assessing both tier-one and tier-two vendor solutions, “We chose SAP S/4HANA, as it provides the end-to-end business integration that will actually save us money,” noted Lee Stanley, director of finance at Oryx. “We partnered with B4 Consulting because the team best understood our business model and needs. They brought to the project an expert team of industry consultants who were able to hit the ground running and accelerated our time to value in just six months. We intend to be in business for a very long time and believe that SAP S/4HANA is the ERP solution for the future.”

 While SAP S/4HANA can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud or as a hybrid model, Oryx opted for the on-premise approach. Delivering deep and broad functionality combined with a high degree of flexibility, the suite’s core capabilities helped Oryx to digitize all of its business processes. SAP S/4HANA is a digital core, enabling Oryx to instantly evaluate financial and project planning implications of business options with real-time analytics and on-the-fly analysis – anytime, anywhere and on any device.

 About B4 Consulting, Inc.

B4 Consulting integrates business processes and technologies globally for customers who want to transform their businesses with innovative on-premise and cloud-based solutions. Our team of solution architects integrates these solutions with leading systems, such as SAP solutions, to enable business performance excellence and improved profitability. Partnering with customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, B4 Consulting has the largest practice in North America dedicated to the engineering, construction, real estate, equipment management, field services and professional services industries.www.b4-consulting.com. Follow Us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/b4consulting

About Oryx Oilfield Holdings

Founded in 2010, Oryx Oilfield Holdings is a management company that got its start in oil and gas. Oryx’s first company to manage has grown from pipeline and facility into a full service construction company. Oryx now manages over seven companies in industries ranging from oil and gas, utility construction to insurance, financial services, and real estate. Oryx offers Project Management, Accounting, Payroll, Human Resources, and Marketing Services to its clients. Enterprise wide, Oryx has over 800 employees and over 100 in the corporate office. The Oryx business philosophy is simple – Work Safe, Work Hard, Work Together.   www.oryx-us.com

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