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Following its acquisition of TRW in 2015, ZF needs an integrated IT system landscape (Photo: ZF)

SAP said ZF Friedrichshafen will adopt a range of software products to streamline human resources, finance and purchasing operations.

The business software group said ZF, one of the world’s Top 5 automotive suppliers, will implement products that include SAP S/4HANA, the SAP BW/4HANA and SAP SuccessFactors.

Using the various SAP software suites will allow ZF to have an integrated approach for connecting with suppliers, customers and business networks. It also will offer a foundation to develop new digital business models, SAP said.

The adoption of more SAP software will help ZF extend its existing IT system landscape to the cloud. And it will allow the group, which grew sharply in 2015 through the acquisition of supplier TRW, to speed up synergies across the company and implement global business processes.

“True digital transformation can only happen when solutions scale across the entire company,” SAP Executive Board member Michael Kleinemeier said in a press release.