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Q: Where Enron or Worldcom ever SAP customers? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Where Enron or Worldcom ever SAP customers?
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: charlienl1-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 29 Nov 2005 04:05 PST
Expires: 29 Dec 2005 04:05 PST
Question ID: 598911
I would like to know if Enron or Worldcom have ever been SAP
customers, with a link to article(s) that proof that
Subject: Re: Where Enron or Worldcom ever SAP customers?
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 29 Nov 2005 05:30 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

This search would have been a *whole* lot easier if there weren't so
many articles about Enron and Worldcom makin a SAP out of the ordinary
investor, or how the scandals will SAP investor confidence.

Still, with a bit of targeted searching, I was able to find mention of
both Worldcom and Enron having SAP systems in place for at least part
of their corporate operations.

Here are the links I found:


CC: What IT systems were in place at Enron? 

LB: They used SAP, but what became the focus of their corruption was
an integrated system that they had created. Enron had done some very
large trades, and really got caught with their pants down, so to
speak, in that they did not have the risk management systems in place
to make sure the deals were legitimate.


ENRON HOUSTON - Competitive solution using SAP, TIBCO (JAVA, RV, R3
Adapters, Message Brokers, ADB Adapters and Integration Manager) and
external system for workflow applications integration

[No mention of SAP here, but I thought this might be of interest just the same]
MCI WorldCom - Competitive solution for customer service by using
CORBA IIOP. Dialogue Switching Technology and Enterprise Architecture
were considered but not adopted that time.

Financial-services firm to acquire failing energy company's trading unit

...Enron kept its other technology up-to-date so its proprietary
software could run at peak efficiency. Its back-office ran on SAP R/3
4.5, financials, and Siebel 7 customer-relationship
management software. Business-critical applications ran on Microsoft's
Windows Data Center 2000 using SQL Server 2000. Enron had more than
12,000 Compaq PCs that had recently been upgraded to Windows 2000 and
Intel-based 32-bit servers.

Back in Control

WORLDCOM: A WORLD OF TROUBLE Before its bankruptcy, WorldCom's
processes clearly were not up to snuff.

...The problems were not rooted in the controls a well-maintained
information system can provide. The company kept its accounts on SAP's
R/3 financial and operations planning software, which MCI had adopted
just before it was acquired in 1998 by WorldCom.


[Somewhzat related to Worldcom's familiarity with SAP]

MCI Systemhouse Sister Company Awarded $7.6 Million Services Contract
By Montreal's Public Transit Commission

October 20, 1998 - MCI Systemhouse, MCI WorldCom's (NASDAQ: WCOM)
global information technology company, today announced that its sister
company, SHL Systemhouse, has been awarded a $7.6 million (Cdn.)
contract from Montreal's public transit commission, the Sociiti de
transport de la Communauti urbaine de Montrial (STCUM), to perform the
first phase of an SAP R/3 integrated enterprise system implementation


[This fellow apparently helped manage the SAP set-up at Enron]

SAP cash management solutions

Enron Corp ? SAP Treasury Consultant ? Houston, TX ? Aug 2000 to Jan 2001
 Consulted Enron Integrated Solutions Center payment and bank
reconciliation processes for invoices generated from energy trading

 Maximized the Accounts Payable payment process to automate and
reduce payment runs, implemented payment warehousing solution, and
automated configuration of new companies (>1000 in system).

 Proposed cash pooling solution to eliminate inter-company payments
and reduce FX and bank statement transactions.  Visit
for details.

 Stabilized post-implementation and resolved production downs/issues
for Treasury, AP, and Bank Reconciliation.

 Configured 20 company codes for Treasury/AP payment processing for
major North American and European business units.


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search strategy -- Google searches on:

(enron OR worldcom) "on SAP"

(enron OR worldcom) sap (r3 OR "r/3")

enron OR worldcom "uses OR using OR used OR ran OR runs sap"
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