Maastricht University - Transformation to a digital university

One of the youngest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1976.  

Why Maastricht University chose McCoy 

Strategic objectives

  • Transformation to a digital university with integrated business operations.

  • To achieve this, digitize and optimize all generic business processes, starting with the basics by implementing SAP S4/HANA, SAP Cloud Platform, SAP Analytics Cloud and Ariba.  

McCoy as a partner

We won this European Tender on what we call 'the Perfect score'. According to UM, our offer outperformed the others on both quality, lead time and estimated implementation costs. An important factor for UM was that McCoy is a 'One Stop Shop' with all the necessary disciplines in-house.  

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What they got out of it so far

The project could be live in a few months! We are executing it according to the SAP Activate phases and are now shortly before the Deploy phase. We organized fit-to-standard workshops to test the best practice processes with associated scope items for suitability for UM. For this, we are one of the first parties in the Netherlands to use SAP Focused Build as a 'requirements to deploy' tool. Based on the SAP Best Practices, McCoy has set up the SAP Ariba system and S/4HANA Finance for UM. The result is that there is agreement and clarity on the new harmonized processes. 

How we achieved this together

Two factors specifically stand out for the success of this program:

  • Our ability to collaborate with multiple parties within the program. This requires putting egos aside and looking at the business interest for Maastricht University.

  • The Design Authority with UM, McCoy and SAP represented. It makes fundamental design choices, which contribute to keeping the final solution standard. This is how we ensure a future-proof application landscape.