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    One of the most coveted recognitions in the technology landscape, acknowledging excellence in innovation since 2006, behold the world of SAP ACE Awards.

    At its latest edition (2021), with all new categories, a more efficient and simpler user interface for filing nominations, we evaluated the entries through a stringent three-level evaluation process, by an eminent jury that skimmed out the best from the rest.

    Set across four technology led innovation segments, The Game Changer, The Disruptor, The Community Catalyst and The Sustainability Champion, check out the winners and their stories that summited the podium in the end.

    Explore this space to be a part of this celebratory recognition of excellence and innovation.

    Special Jury Recognition Award for Running Real Time, Live Enterprise – Medium Enterprise.
    Lion Brewery

    For an ERP project unique in terms of scale and speed, the coveted honour was conferred upon Sri Lanka’s most loved beverage manufacturer, Lion Brewery. The manufacturer has set new business benchmarks in simplified financial accounting, closing and streamlined maintenance and more accurate planning by upgrading to S/4 HANA from ECC.

    Group Wide S/4 HANA Transformation
    Vedanta Group

    Rightfully conferred upon one of the leading, diversified natural resource company, Vedanta, for a multilateral deployment of S/4 HANA across group companies to completely transform and attain operational excellence. The transformation induced a renewed sense of innovation and digitalisation across the group, embarking them on a journey to optimum analysis, planning and a seamless, well-oiled flow of operations.

    SAP ACE Award For Running A Real Time, Live Enterprise: Large Enterprise
    Larsen & Toubro Ltd

    The honour was bestowed upon India’s most respected technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services conglomerate, Larsen & Toubro Ltd. They successfully implemented s/4 HANA for 3 verticals, leading to simplified processes, increased efficiency, faster report generation, better contextual awareness and democratized data access.

    SAP ACE Award For Running A Real Time, Live Enterprise: Mid – Size Companies
    Roop Polymers

    The second award of this category was given to a world class manufacturer of moulded and extruded rubber & plastic parts for Automotive OEMs, Roop Polymers, for integrating operations across 7 locations using S/4 HANA. Which led to standardization of process across organisation, enhanced cost control and visibility, along with a real time view on P&L.

    Leveraging SAP Cloud Infrastructure
    Ashok Leyland

    An award dedicated to recognising projects where companies leveraged SAP Cloud infrastructure to build or extend applications that can fuel new revenue streams was given to Ashok Leyland. Ashok Leyland is one of the most respective automotive brands and one of the largest commercial vehicles, trucks and bus manufacturers in the world. By leveraging SAP cloud platform mobile services integrating their application to SAP CRM, they could ace their Prism 2.0 project, that aimed at revamping and augmenting the mobile application for dealer sales executives.

    Running a Live Real Time Enterprise – Mid Size Companies
    Jivraj Tea Limited

    The coveted award went to a leading tea company hailing from Gujrat, Jivraj Tea Limited for deployment of SAP S/4 HANA in lieu of multiple legacy systems, delivering ROI in price trend analysis, real time information on fast running SKU’s, along with dynamic credit control checks, leading to better cost control and cost visibility.

    Adoption of Transformative Technologies
    TATA Power Company Ltd

    The award was meant to recognize projects that have leveraged future forward tech such as AI, ML & IOT, and the accolade was crowned upon India’s Largest Integrated Power Company, TATA Power Company Ltd. It is a pioneer that has been driving the energy sector with technology process and platform. Under its latest project, it leveraged SAP Service Ticket Intelligence& Natural Language Processing based Machine learning model to automate processing of emails with SAP CRM backend

    Leveraging Analytics In Big Data
    JSW Steel Ltd.

    This award was bagged by a Steel Manufacturer with a global footprint in over 140 countries, it is India’s second largest private sector steel manufacturer, JSW Steel Ltd. Recognised for deployment of SAP BW/4 HANA leading to large scale adoption of analytics and covering a range of 100 + manufacturing KPI’s. This project enabled near to real time, system based operation parameters monitoring.

    Breakthrough Innovation – Large Enterprise
    Mahindra & Mahindra

    The award under this category, meant to recognise large enterprises that have leveraged technology and innovation to disrupt or remodel their business and create new revenue streams, was given to Mahindra & Mahindra. It is one of the most recognised and respected brands in India. A diverse conglomerate with global presence in more than 100 countries, with a proven track of innovation in every sector it has stepped into. Their special project that replaced physical testing of auto engines to a completely virtual process played a decisive role in placing them at the podium spot of this league.

    Digital Initiatives in Public Services
    Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Ltd.

    Digital Initiatives In Public Services, an award set around recognizing initiatives that drive inclusive growth and digital transformation of public services and state departments with technology, was given to Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Ltd. It is the largest state owned power generation utility in the state of Andhra Pradesh, and they have upgraded to SAP S/4 HANA to automate business operations across functions.

    SAP ACE Disruptor Award for Excellence in Human Experience Management
    TATA AIG General Insurance

    The ACE Disruptor Award For Excellence in Human Experience Management was given to TATA AIG General Insurance Company, that has recently completed 20 years in India and is one of the most respected General Insurance Providers in India. It acclaimed the podium spot for successful deployment of Success Factors Suite, enhancing the entire employee cycle, including recruitment marketing, recruitment management, onboarding 2.0, employee central, L&D and performance management with an outstanding ROI attained already.

    SAP ACE Disruptor Award for Customer Experience Management
    Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.

    The ACE Disruptor Award for Customer Experience Management was given to the iconic Fortune 500 company, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. It is one of India’s premier integrated energy companies. Acclaimed for its project Anubhav that delivered a unified world class experience.

    SAP Ace Disruptor Award for Financial Transformation (Large enterprises)
    L&T Finance Services

    The award was given to one of India’s leading financial services company, and a part of India’s most diversified conglomerates, Larsen & Toubro Ltd. They were awarded for catering to the diverse financial needs of customers across various sectors and for transformation of Treasury Management function by leveraging SAP TRM platform.

    SAP ACE Disruptor Award for Excellence In Financial Transformation
    Wakefit Innovation Pvt. Ltd.

    The ACE Award for Excellence in Financial Transformation was crowned upon Wakefit Innovation Pvt. Ltd., a digital first company making major ripples in the mattress and sleep solution space. They have been awarded this recognition for an excellent implementation of SAP S/4 HANA Retail Merchandise with multiple models that has resulted in automated, accurate and real time profit analysis, faster monthly book closure, real time control over inventory and production planning.

    SAP ACE Disruptor Award for Excellence in Procurement & Supply Chain
    Aluminium Business Vedanta

    This recognition for excellence in Procurement & Supply Chain was given to Aluminium Business Vedanta, a globally diverse company for natural resources as they completely digitalized procure to pay and inventory management. Implemented by SAP Ariba platform procured significant savings, better spend analysis, enhanced efficiencies and ease of use.

    SAP ACE Disruptor Award for Excellence in Manufacturing Transformation (Large enterprises)
    Steel Authority of India Ltd.

    The prestigious award was connoted upon Steel Authority of India Ltd, one of the largest stell manufacturers of India. Leveraging SAP SRM and other modules, it has completely transformed its manufacturing process at the IISCO Steel Plant. This transformation completely enhanced quality control, reduced production losses, better asset management, improved production planning and reporting.

    SAP ACE Disruptor Award for Excellence in Manufacturing Transformation (Mid-sized enterprises)
    KBB Nuts Pvt. Ltd.

    This Ace Award was given to KBB Nuts Pvt. Ltd, one of India’s premier processors, packers and exporters of best quality nuts, dry fruits and other nut based food products. They have bagged this award for successful implementation of SAP S/4 HANA during the peak of Covid 19 pandemic.

    Special SAP Recognition for Excellence in Human Experience Management
    Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.

    Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd., world’s fourth largest speciality generics company was accoladed under a special recognition for Human Experience Management by SAP at the ACE Awards ceremony. The recognition was bestowed upon them for implementation of the full breadth of SAP SuccessFactors Suite under HR ONE Project. It benefitted more than 26000 employees in 50 countries.

    Special SAP Recognition for Customer Experience Management
    Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery

    The Special SAP Recognition for Customer Experience Management ACE Award was given to Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery, a leading manufacturer of construction equipment in India. As they completely transformed their front office by leveraging SAP Commerce Cloud and SAP sales and service cloud. They have accrued a 100% improvement in sales productivity and 40% in dealer sales processes upon transformation of their front office operations.

    Special SAP Recognition for Excellence in Manufacturing Transformation
    MJL Bangladesh Ltd.

    This special recognition was conferred upon MJL Bangladesh Ltd, a leading producer of globally benchmarked lubricant oil products in Bangladesh. They were accoladed with this recognition for transforming their operational efficiencies by leveraging SAP S/4 HANA manufacturing. Using which, they could manage and plan entire manufacturing operations and Quality Compliances.

    Special SAP Recognition for The Game Changer
    Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai

    SAP ACE Award Jury recognised one of the Largest Urban Local Bodies in Asia, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai under The Game Changer category. The local body manages an area of over480 Sq. kms, and provides services to over 10 million citizens. They were applauded under this category for successful implementation of SAP S/4 HANA to build a robust digital core to build a comprehensive citizen engagement platform and systems for effective planning and budgeting across all departments.

    SAP ACE Award for The Community Catalyst
    Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

    This prestigious award was given to a Maharatna, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., that is a diversified and integrated power major in oil, gas, petrochemicals and alternative energy resources. They were awarded for their constant efforts at servicing customers and enabling citizens in disastrous times like the Covid pandemic, while they ensured safety of their customers, employees, and partners at the same once. SAP ACE Award for the Community Catalyst

    SAP ACE Award for The Community Catalyst
    The West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation

    For this category, The SAP ACE Awards jury chose a state owned Engineering, Hospitality and Public Works Entity, the West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation. They efficiently and effectively leveraged technology by SAP to simplify service requests and applications for citizens during the pandemic.

    SAP ACE Award for The Game Changer (Large Enterprise)
    L&T Infrastructure Development Project Ltd.

    SAP ACE Awards Jury applauded L&T Infrastructure Development Project Ltd, as The Game Changer among large enterprises for their commendable implementation of SAP S/4 HANA across 14 entities with 16+ SAP modules and several 3rd party applications. This was a first of kind implementation in the Indian infrastructure industry on a massive scale, signifying various improvements in several LOB’s.

    SAP ACE Award for The Game Changer (Large Enterprise)
    Trent Ltd.

    This Game Changer award was given to Trent Ltd., one of India’s most respected and diversified conglomerates and a leader in the retail space. It successfully integrated SAP S/4 Retail Merchandise Management on HANA Enterprise Cloud, truly unlocking the potential of their IT landscape and enabling themselves with a digital core for the “Digital First” Future goals.

    SAP ACE The Game Changer Award (Mid-sized enterprises)
    Virescent Infrastructures:

    This award was given to a new age renewable energy platform, Virescent Infrastructure, currently managing 395 MW of solar assets across Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujrat, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. They procured a comprehensive rise with SAP implementation involving S/4 HANA Private Cloud Edition.

    AP ACE The Game Changer Award (Mid-sized enterprises)
    Global Vinyl Pvt. Ltd

    The second award under this category was given to Global Vinyl Pvt. Ltd, a pioneer of synthetic leather manufacturing in Sri Lanka. They are applauded as the ace of this category for the implementation of SAP Business One HANA on cloud, a solution covering Finance, Purchasing, Inventory, Manufacturing, Sales & Service, while also gaining the ability to serve customers better and smart technology and processes.

    SAP ACE Special Jury Recognition for The Community Catalyst
    Noida Power Company

    Under a special recognition by SAP ACE Awards Jury, the Noida Power Company was recognised as The Community Catalyst. It is a state and private joint venture, engaged in power distribution at a massive scale. They have been recognised for end-to-end integration of customer complaints for supply outage by giving customers proactive intimation on outage of power supply.

    SAP ACE Special Jury Recognition for The Game Changer
    IISc Bangalore:

    Recognising a special nomination under this category, the jury chose the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, an institute for advanced scientific and technological research, for setting new benchmarks in the education sector with successful implementation of SAP S/4 HANA across all its departments and functions.

    SAP ACE Award for The Sustainability Champion
    K Raheja Corp

    SAP ACE Committee applauded and awarded K Raheja Corp under this category. The winner is one of India’s leading real estate developing companies with a legacy of over 6 decades of sustainable existence. They were chosen for this award as they embedded sustainability practices across all their projects from inception with a strong focus on clean energy.