Customer: Next.e.GO Mobile SE
The Next.e.GO Mobile SE based in Aachen, Germany, is a manufacturer of electric vehicles and sustainable mobility systems. At the RWTH Aachen Campus, 370 employees of Next.e.GO Mobile SE took advantage of the unique network of science and business with 420 technology companies and a comprehensive research infrastructure. Agile teams are working on various low-cost and particularly durable electric vehicles for short-haul transport. In the course of an IT carve-out, the company moved to the “Rothe Erde” industrial park in Aachen in September.
Situation and challenges
The two deadlines of relocation and completion of the IT carve-out presented a particular challenge. In this context, the agreed dates and deadlines had to be met and strictly monitored.
At the start of the project, the employee in the position, who was absent for an extended period of time due to vacation, was available for a brief orientation period. Subsequently, the interim manager was the contact person responsible for the following topics:
- IT Carve-Out Topics:
– Contract management
– IT infrastructure (server, telephony, network)
– Engineering applications (PTC applications, TRIAS)
– ERP data transfer
- Other ITSM topics:
– IT site relocation
– IT service provider selection
digatus managed the ERP carve-out project very well and also supported us in the ITSM environment. A pragmatic “can-do“ attitude and passion characterized digatus. In addition, digatus was very flexible and responded quickly to new challenges in the project, as well as adapting its own role accordingly.Ernest DebetsVice President Information Technology & Digitalization, Next.e.GO Mobile SE
The digatus interim manager coordinated the contract management and acted as the central point of contact, in particular with the telecommunications service provider, cable network operator and Internet service provider “NetAachen” and “Netgo”.
In addition, he ensured the complete and timely ERP/finance data export (including selection of relevant carve-out data) from the selling ERP (PSI and eGecko) systems. He additionally acted as the central point of contact for the migration of the data that was migrated to Microsoft Navision Dynamics Business Central on the part of the target company. He also coordinated the sale of IT infrastructure components (servers, telephony, network) that were no longer needed and were taken over by the target company. In the field of engineering applications, he was responsible for project controlling, mainly for PTC applications and TRIAS. As a member of the relocation team, the interim manager was the central point of contact for all IT issues.
Parallel to the aforementioned topics, a new IT service provider had to be selected. The interim manager conducted the selection process and then supported onboarding and transition planning.
- IT carve-out and relocation were completed on time and on schedule
- Potential savings were leveraged in the course of contract management and the sale of IT infrastructure components
- A new IT service provider was selected, know-how transfer and transition phase 1 were ensured on schedule