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Giving Manufacturing Companies a Fast Start: SAP Business All-in-One Fast-start Program
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It's not easy to improve operating efficiency while
responding to constant changes in the market. SAP® Business All-in-One solutions
give midsize manufacturing companies a fast start with preconfigured software
designed specifically for current needs, yet capable of supporting future
Whether you manufacture industrial components or products for a retail shelf,
your success depends on how quickly and effectively you adapt to change. Coping
with evolving customer demands, government regulations, and your own market
requires constant innovation to bring new products and services to market while
controlling costs ' especially information technology costs.
It is a challenge to be competitive as well as efficient and profitable. Even
with a local customer base, you are likely operating in an integrated global
supply chain. Limited visibility into business drivers can hamper your
efficiency. Rising costs and shrinking cycle times for product development
require increased internal efficiencies ' from flexible manufacturing methods to
streamlined order fulfillment. To improve productivity across business
processes, you need visibility, speed, and automation.
The SAP® Business All-in-One fast-start program is designed to help you
tailor an SAP Business All-in-One solution to your needs and get it up and
running quickly. Complete with preconfigured software, the program is easily
adaptable to changing requirements, growing with your business.
The SAP Business All-in-One solution supports the processes you perform to
meet daily business needs ' from materials management and production planning to
asset accounting and sales and distribution. Based on SAP's years of experience
in developing business software, the solution will enable your employees to make
better, more informed decisions.
Preconfigured to Support Manufacturers
The SAP Business All-in-One fast-start program is designed to provide midsize
manufacturing companies with functionality specific to their needs. The program
offers a bounded project scope, predictable costs, and fast implementation for a
solution with industry best practices built in. Your SAP Business All-in-One
solution will enable you to minimize IT staff dedicated to supporting on-site
business solutions. You can expect to improve the transparency and coordination
between the top floor and shop floor for make-to-order, engineer-to- order, and
make-to-stock manufacturing environments.
Pretested and Preconfigured
The SAP Business All-in-One fast-start program provides everything you need
to get started today and to build for the future, including tools and
methodologies to improve software acquisition and shorten implementation times.
You can configure a solution online and get cost estimates before you start. The
program includes complete, pretested software, including options for lower
licensing, installation, and operating costs. A clearly defined set of
preconfigured industry-specific functions means quicker implementation.
Functionality for Manufacturers
SAP Business All-in-One functionality supports industry best practices in the
- Materials management
- Production planning and control
- Sales and distribution
- Logistics, product life-cycle management, and quality management
- Forms and reporting
You'll gain the agility and support you need to grow, while staying well
within your budget. In addition, you'll benefit from a global partner that can
support and extend your solution.
Materials management software helps you transform your logistics function
into a network of alliances with customers, partners, and suppliers. An
integrated environment lets you handle and execute purchase orders efficiently
and optimize your inventory of raw materials or finished goods. The software
supports procurement from quotation to contract, management of inventory,
purchasing, stock handling and transfer, returns, and subcontracting of
Production Planning and Control
This functionality provides the software you need to support make-to-order or
make-to-stock manufacturing. It supports optimizing manufacturing schedules,
while taking into account real-time material and capacity constraints. You can
integrate manufacturing processes with other processes in the supply chain to
respond more quickly and flexibly to engineering change orders and customer
Sales and Distribution
This functionality equips your sales organization with tools to help shorten
sales cycles, increase revenues, and maximize productivity. Sales-order
management software includes processing, delivery, billing, and payment, for
quick and efficient execution of customer sales orders. Preconfigured
distribution functionality ensures that delivery and transportation processes
support optimal sales-order fulfillment. The information required to serve and
retain your customers throughout the sales cycle is available in a single system
for sales and marketing personnel.
Logistics, Product Life-Cycle Management, and Quality Management
Key logistics and quality management best practices are supported by the
solution, such as tracking finished goods over the product life cycle as well as
management of quality, batch, and serial number.
SAP Business All-in-One gives you access to the financial information you
need ' when you need it ' to ensure efficient management of the general ledger,
accounts receivable and payable, cash management, and other functions.
Closing the books at the end of the fiscal year accurately and consistently
is made harder by expanding business units, organizational restructuring,
employee mobility, and changing legal reporting requirements. Manufacturers must
satisfy internal guidelines and ensure secure access to generate consistent and
accurate results. SAP Business All-in-One supports a wide range of planning
processes and fore- casting, as well as cost calculations, to help you track
your business accurately.
Forms and Reporting
Efficient reporting of financial and operational results requires an
automated infrastructure that supports custom reporting. The SAP Business
All-in-One solution allows you to manage all kinds of reporting, with best
practices for forms and reporting built in. Custom reporting ' both on a
recurring as well as an ad hoc basis ' is fully supported.
Your first step in using the SAP Business All-in-One fast-start program is to
access the online solution configurator for SAP Business All-in-One. With this
tool, you choose the functional building blocks that will determine your
estimated solution scope and cost. This process also connects you with an SAP
consultant or a local partner who has corresponding industry expertise to help
with next steps.
Next, your SAP consultant or partner creates a personalized demo, using your
data and the demo assistant tool for SAP Business All-in-One. The demo, which
can run on a laptop, shows end-to-end scenarios, such as a day in the life of a
Once you have committed to purchase, your SAP consultant or partner uses the
solution builder for SAP Business All-in-One to further scope, adapt, and
activate your functional implementation. This tool, which uses standard
templates based on industry and local best practices, simplifies your path to
run the solution.
Finally, your SAP consultant or partner uses the solution builder's
installation wizard to install the implementation specific to your needs on your
chosen hardware configuration.
Whether you produce industrial components or products for retail, your
success depends on how quickly you adapt to changes.
When you choose the SAP Business All-in- One entry-level offering for
manufacturing companies, you gain built-in support for the best business
practices in the industry.
Building Best Practices into Your Business ' Quickly
The SAP Business All-in-One fast-start program provides a way to incorporate
best practices in manufacturing into your operations. Implementation is rapid,
resulting in a quick return on your investment, and also predictable, both in
benefits and in cost. (Price and implementation time vary based on the depth of
functionality implemented.) The solution's flexibility allows you to tailor it
to suit current circumstances and to expand it as your business grows.
Fast and Flexible
Using the fast-start program, you can implement an SAP Business All-in-One
solution within a predefined scope and with minimal risk. Because the relevant
software for manufacturing business processes is pretested and preconfigured for
you, choosing and configuring those processes can be quick ' accelerating your
time to value. The program provides not just the functionality you need, but the
detailed guides and documentation that allow for quick deployment.
As an option prior to implementation, you or your implementation service
provider can use the configuration tool in SAP Business All-in-One to select
only the precise subset of business processes you need, helping to facilitate a
rapid, straightforward implementation.
Predictable and Proven
Using decades of experience with midsize manufacturers, SAP has preconfigured
and preinstalled the functionality most relevant to your operations. The result
is a more predictable and cost-effective implementation.
The fast-start program also works with hardware options from various partners
and with software options that incorporate the SAP MaxDB&8482; database and SUSE
Linux operating system to reduce your total cost of ownership. With this
program, you can eliminate the guesswork and implement an affordable solution.
An extensive network of SAP partners gives you access to local implementation
support anywhere in the world. SAP partners can help you use the fast-start
program to rapidly implement the SAP Business All-in-One solution that meets
Safe and Scalable
You can adapt the fast-start program as your business grows, making it a safe
investment now, yet supporting aggressive growth goals. You can begin with the
preconfigured fast-start offering and later incorporate other SAP solutions.
Want to Learn More?
For more information on what the SAP Business All-in-One fast-start program
can do for your company, contact your SAP representative today or visit us on
the Web at www.sap.com.
The SAP® Business All-in-One fast-start program delivers rich functionality
in a pretested, preconfigured package that reflects SAP's years of experience in
developing business applications. Whether your company is small or midsize, the
program will enable you to implement proven best practices in manufacturing
while smoothly adapting to changing business requirements. In addition, you'll
benefit from a global partner ecosystem that can support and extend your
- Create more efficient business processes
- Speed up response to changing markets, consumer demands, and government
- Control costs
Supported Business Processes and Software Functions
- Materials management ' Create an integrated network to improve
efficiency and optimize inventories
- Production planning and control ' Integrate manufacturing processes with
other processes in the supply chain
- Sales and distribution ' Shorten sales cycles and maximize productivity
for better customer service
- Logistics, product life-cycle management, and quality management ' Track
finished goods and ensure top quality
- Accounting ' Increase the efficiency and accuracy of financial
- Controlling ' Obtain access to accurate data for planning, forecasting,
- Forms and reporting ' Obtain standard and custom reports easily
- Quick return on investment, due to rapid implementation of a predictable
and proven solution incorporating best practices in manufacturing
- Faster response to changes in markets, customer demands, and government
- Lower cost of operations, due to better planning and coordination
between manufacturing processes
For More Information
Call your SAP representative, or visit us today at www.sap.com.