Benedikt - I.T. Development
Daikin Europe N.V., Ostend
What does working in the IT Development Department entail?
IT Centre EMEA is made up of different departments. IT Development is responsible for the follow-up and execution of projects and smaller modifications: adapting programmes, customising processes in SAP, performing tests etc.
The IT Development II section works specifically on management reporting via SAP BW and on web development. The IT Planning Department develops long-term plans by analysing IT-related projects and – upon request from different departments – optimally plans for the coming years. The IT Infrastructure Department is responsible for the wireless network and has a section that is responsible for support.
“I am mainly responsible for the SAP modules Finance, Controlling and HR. Finance is directed chiefly at the financial part of the company, while Controlling comprises everything that has to do with costs, cost follow-ups and budgeting. The development side of the SAP HR module is also part of my responsibilities.
Recently, we focused on achieving SOX compliance within SAP authorisations by neutralising as many conflicts as possible. Then there is the SAP Business Connector module, where I mainly develop the interfaces for our logistics providers. My colleagues and I are constantly trying to implement improvements to these processes. That’s part of ‘kaizen’”.