One Takeda: The SAP® integration journey

How Takeda and Shire were integrated onto one single global ERP landscape

In 2019, Takeda acquired global biotechnology firm, Shire. Over the next two years, Deloitte and Takeda implemented harmonised business processes across the company landscape, with a common SAP® template as its backbone. A “OneTakeda” working methodology was enabled, as well as a foundation for future data and digital initiatives.

“The Business Process Redesign Integration programme has harmonised legacy processes to our OneTakeda ways of working in just over two years. This is a remarkable achievement.”

— Rebecca Kaufmann, VP, Global Head of ERP Product Management

About Takeda

  • Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  • Founded in 1781, incorporated in 1925
  • R&D-driven global biopharmaceutical company
  • Four therapeutic areas: oncology, gastroenterology (GI), rare diseases, and neuroscience
  • Among the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies by both market capitalisation and sales
One Takeda: The SAP® integration journey

The worldwide integration of a strategic acquisition to harmonise business processes into a single way of working, powered by best-in-class technology across the enterprise.

In 2019, Takeda, a global pharmaceutical manufacturer, acquired global biotechnology firm Shire. The company engaged Deloitte in a multi-year business process redesign (BPR) programme to design and implement harmonised business processes with a common SAP® template as its backbone. Deloitte integrated 66 countries and 55,000 end users onto the platform, creating a “OneTakeda” working methodology. Finance, supply chain, commercial, and procurement methods are now standardised and in line with corporate policies; and the IT landscape has been streamlined and is ready for future data and digital initiatives.

  • Harmonised legacy processes with the OneTakeda ways of working
  • Data and processes harmonized across all Takeda entities
  • Enabled Takeda Business Solutions to operate with the OneTakeda
  • Simplified system landscape, reduced by half
  • Best-in-class technology underpinned by a single and scalable ERP backbone
  • A foundation for Takeda’s data and digital initiatives and journey to the cloud

  • SAP®
  • SAP® Ariba
  • SAP® Concur
  • SAP® IBP
  • SAP® APO
  • SAP® GTS
  • Blackline
  • SAP® Master Data Governance
  • SAP® BW
  • SAP® Analytics Cloud
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