Driving Transformation: How GlobalSource IT Leveraged their Community of Professional Consultants to Transform the SAP Landscape at a 115-Year-Old Small Engine Manufacturer

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Small Engine Manufacturing

Company Size

5,000+ Employees

Company Revenue

$1.8 Billion



Project Type

S/4 Implementation

Tech Stack


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During a brief meetup at an annual conference, this small engine manufacturer informed GlobalSource IT of its history regarding its legacy ECC system, and the customization diversity necessary to grow with the business over the years. Given the complexity of their current ECC environment, it was decided to invest in an effort to migrate to S/4 HANA. Due to the size and complexity of this migration, the client selected a Systems Integrator (SI) to help them augment their resource needs that the current staff was ill equipped to fulfill internally.


• Previous SAP system had been customized so much that it was beyond an upgrade

• System Integrator was engaged to fill roles that couldn’t be filled internally

• System Integrator struggled to fill SAP PP consultants


This client decided to call GlobalSource IT! The first gap that was identified led us to a local SAP PP consultant who started days later and stayed with this client for over four years. This first impression of our delivery capabilities helped the client recognize the value of independent consultants, not only in their work quality, but in cost savings compared to the Systems Integrator. Just three months after our PP resource started, the client trusted GlobalSource IT to place 25 more consultants, including the entire data migration team. Fast-forward to hyper-care and more than 50 contractors were involved in the project from GlobalSource IT, representing a variety of SAP skillsets from developers to architects and everything in between.


GlobalSource IT’s success in placing over 50 specialized senior-level consultants at this client, with an impressive retention rate of over 90%, has solidified a strong partnership that has extended far beyond the initial SAP S/4 implementation. In fact, some of our contractors who were major contributors to the project are now employees at this client. This client has recognized the significant impact our consultants make on their projects, not just from a technical standpoint, but also in terms of overall project performance and budget optimization. The unique combination of technical prowess, unyielding motivation, and commitment to excellence has firmly positioned GlobalSource IT as one of the client's most trusted partners in this dynamic and competitive landscape.


• SAP Solution Architect

• Data Migration Architect

• Data Migration Developers






• SAP Testers

• SAP Success Factors

• SAP Fiori


System Integrator(SI) average price point per consultant = $300/Hr

GlobalSource IT average price point per consultant = $150/Hr

Total consultants placed = 26

Average time on assignment = 12 months(approx 2,160 hours)

Approximate cost through SI = $648,000

Approximate cost through GSIT = $324,000

Saving through GlobalSource IT vs Systems Integrator: $11.7 million

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