Carve-out of IT environment

ENI (Distrigas)


Following the merger between Suez and Gaz de France, the newly formed GDF Suez group had to carve out fully Distrigas. Among other things, this entailed a search for new ICT solutions (applications but also hosting of the IT environment) that would make Distrigas less dependent on Electrabel.

ARCH became involved and has guided the carve out and the migration of the administrative applications (SAP ERP and SAP CRM) to a new environment, including the full “post-migration care”.

Project approach

  • Inventory and strategy – We examined every component of the ERP and CRM platforms and defined their place in the entire ICT ecosystem. Secondly, we outlined the migration strategy for each component. The business owners and ICT staff were fully involved in this phase.
  • Selection of IT Partner– ARCH listed the specifications for the new IT application and infrastructure solutions. We analysed the market, selected the suppliers and assisted Distrigas in the contract negotiations.
  • Planning – Each component of the migration was planned in fine detail. The sum of those individual plans resulted in one master plan that was validated by all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Management – ARCH managed the entire project as Project Manager. We handed over to the various support teams in such way that the new IT environment contributed to the further development of Distrigas/ENI.


ARCH provided Distrigas with a handful of concrete deliverables: an inventory, specifications, selection dossiers and the master plan. Based on those documents, Distrigas succeeded in completing the migration in full.
Distrigas is market leader in Belgium for selling gas to companies. It is part of ENI for some time now, and is further building on a strong international position.


Contact persons

+32 475 61 75 23
Central administration moves to a new office
De Watergroep
Flexible and purposeful development environment
ERP Implementation
ICT Strategy Definition
Nitto Europe
Implementation of a new ERP
Collivery (Solucious)

Striking results

Every transition process we jointly achieve is unique, as are our clients. Mutual trust arises due to our personal way of working and our passion, yet also because where necessary, we opt for client-specific solutions above 'easy' standard methods. Essential to achieving the common goal.

This trust implies that we have had the pleasure of working with the following clients:



Strategic workshop and accompanying training
Project Management for infrastructure projects in EMEA
Change management as part of a SAP implementation
Creation of a quality certification and quality manual • Coaching on organisational development
Support of the move to new premises
Support in setting up the Call Center
Integration of Distrigas and Nuon within ENI
Management development training (leadership, leadership roles, ...)
Support in drawing up a new management contract (vision, strategic objectives, KPIs, ...)
Reorganisation and optimisation of the HR department
Process optimisation and support to change management within SOUL project (safety culture)
Audit of contract management for subcontracted operators
Individual Change Readiness Survey and training for 300 executives to work differently
Support of the move to new premises
Support of the merger and of discontinuing the operations
Business-IT alignment and IT strategy implementation
Support of various change programs, including interim management and crisis management