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Travis Perkins is part of Travis Perkins plc and the UK’s largest supplier of building materials to the building and construction industry. Featuring a network of over 500 branches, supplying thousands of products and materials, including a hire service, to trade professionals and self-builders across the nation. With a wide range of quality timber, building materials, kitchens, plumbing and heating, landscaping, painting and decorating essentials and tools for the job – we do what matters for the trade.

The Finance Modernisation Programme is fundamental to the future of the Travis Perkins group. The current finance operating system in most business units was installed in 1986 and, along with many other heritage systems, is no longer fit for purpose. Implementing the new Oracle Fusion solution will set the foundation for the business going forward within a well controlled framework, reduce the level of risk for the group and improve future scalability.  

The Finance Modernisation Programme will see the implementation of a new Oracle solution built around the following workstreams:

  • Procure to Pay (P2P)
  • Plan to Stock (P2S)
  • Order to Cash (O2C)
  • Record to Report (R2R)


There are around 2000 colleagues with a diverse range of roles that will be impacted in some way by the changes being delivered in the Finance Modernisation programme.

The training audience is expected to include:

  • Branch colleagues 
  • Regional Operations Managers, Regional Managers
  • Group Finance Teams
  • Business Finance Teams
  • Regional Directors

The branch network consists of around 785 branches widely distributed from Tain in Northern Scotland down to Penzance in the South West of England. Location was therefore a key factor which needs to taken into consideration with the approach to training.

There were some key issues to be considered when defining the training strategy:

  • Type of Change
  • Behaviours & Culture
  • Communications
  • IT Systems & Colleague Capabilities
  • Leadership
  • Team Locations


Fudge, as part of the Change Management Program, designed a training solution that encompasses a new Learning Platform, Train the Trainer, Peer Support networks and role based learning materials.
Our Training Needs Analysis has broken the content down into 4 major workstreams, with sub topics of training under each workstream:

  • Procure to Pay
    • Order Management
    • Payables
    • Supplier Management
  • Order to Cash
    • Projects
    • Receivables
  • Plan to Stock
    • Product Management & Accounting
  • Record to Report
    • Financials
    • Projects
    • EPM
    • Cash Management

Professional Users will benefit from Instructor Led Training, Self-Service Users will benefit from Training Videos, supported by Quick Reference Guides.

Across Key areas users will all be supported by Oracle Guided Learning.


The transformation program was the launchpad to a new learning culture within TP. Fudge and the change team, alongside TP internal Learning & Development are working closely to change the learning culture of the organisation, enable users to access maintained learning materials and a local support network. Alongside this user will be heavily supported by Oracle Guided Learning, not just once the system is live, but moving forward also. Supporting the quarterly updates that come with being a Cloud Applications user.

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