Roy Hill

Case Study

Roy Hill Leverages Panaya RDx
to Release SAP®EWM Module

With Zero Go-Live Issues Whilst Reducing Testing Effort by 70%

Roy Hill manages a world-class iron ore operation and the largest single ore mine in Australia. With integrated mine, rail and port facilities producing 55Mtpa – Roy Hill features as one of the world’s major resource-based operations. Panaya’s Machine Learning based Change Impact and Risk Analysis Engine within Release Dynamix (RDx) helped Roy Hill’s SAP® team introduce their Enterprise Warehouse Management (EWM) module with zero go-live failures, whilst reducing testing effort and timelines by over 70%.

 

Challenge

With ongoing business demands for agility, the team at Roy Hill needs to deliver fast and risk-free SAP® changes. For their EWM project, the SAP team had a fixed go-live date, in order to meet critical business requirements. As a result, they had very tight deadlines to:

  • Understand change impact & business processes at risk
  • Define what needs to be tested
  • Complete regression testing

Describing the urgency of the project, David Mouchemore, the SAP Application Superintendent at Roy Hill explained:
“My support team was tasked to complete regression testing of our existing SAP environment, and ensure there were no issues when Roy Hill implemented the Enterprise Warehouse Management (EWM) module. The go-live date was not moving, and we only had weeks to complete the process.”

Roy Hill

“We reached out to Panaya to run their Machine Learning Engine for Change Impact and Risk Analysis [Release Dynamix] to help give us a more accurate report as to what really needs to be tested”

David Mouchemore
SAP Application Superintendent, Roy Hill

Solution

Panaya RDx’s Machine Learning Engine autonomously learnt about Roy Hill’s existing SAP environment, code, integrations and business usage. It then analyzed the code against proposed changes for the EWM project.

Being a SaaS product, RDx features instant setup and access. As a result, it demanded minimal time investment from the SAP team at Roy Hill, which was already under significant time pressure. Within 48 hours of connecting the SAP configuration data to Panaya, the team at Roy Hill had access to:

  • A machine generated test plan, based on change risk & impact analysis
  • Code quality assessment for all proposed changes
  • Recommended code corrections based on business process impact, security, compliance and performance metrics

Results

By leveraging Panaya RDx, Roy Hill was able to go live on time with no reported issues. Thanks to Panaya RDx, Roy Hill was able to:

  • Reduce testing effort by 70%
  • Cut down number of planned testing activities from 416 to 89

 

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