Industry Solutions
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Industries

 

Consumer Products

   

Chemicals

             

Engineering and Construction

   

 High - Tec

 

Industrial Machinery and Components

   

Professional Services

 

Speciality Retail

   

Wholesale Distribution

Consumer Products

As a consumer products company, you operate in an environment with constant fluctuations in customer demand, relentless profit pressures, increasing global competition and an increasingly strict regulatory environment. These factors are complicated by the pressures for efficiency, product differentiation and compliance.

SAP Business One software is ideal for a small business seeking to gain greater control over operations by increasing visibility into the supply chain, automating key production processes, tracking compliance and focusing on innovation and speed to market. The software provides complete support for:

 

  • Integrating sales, manufacturing, finance and operations
  • Managing sales, production and purchase orders
  • Integrating RFID and barcode technologies
  • Material requirements planning for multi-level production processes
  • Improving visibility of raw materials and work-in-process
  • Handling returns, complaints and after-sales support
  • Tracking and reporting on regulatory compliance – and on progress against industry key performance indicators (KPIs) or benchmarks

Business benefits

  • Reduce cost and increase scale of manufacturing with a comprehensive application that delivers all the core functionality required to support your operations.
  • Anticipate customer needs using more timely information
  • Optimise inventory through better resource planning and production management.
  • Execute compliance to industry, quality and regulatory standards with clear, transparent data throughout the supply chain.

 

Chemicals

If you're like many chemicals manufacturers, your work day is complicated, chaotic and competitive. Fluctuations in customer demand, request for custom products, increasing global competition, pressures on prices and margins and an increasingly strict regulatory environment all add to the pressures for efficiency, product differentiation and compliance.

SAP Business One software is ideal for a small business seeking to gain greater control over operations by improving visibility into the supply chain, automating key production processes, tracking compliance and focusing on innovation and speed to market. The software provides complete support for:

  • Integrating and automating processes across sales, manufacturing, finance and operations
  • Managing sales, production and purchase orders
  • Batch and formula management
  • Material requirements planning for multi-level production processes
  • Providing real-time visibility and reporting on materials and inventory across the production chain
  • Tracking and reporting on regulatory compliance – and on progress against industry key performance indicators (KPIs) or benchmarks

Business benefits

  • Reduce cost and increase scale of manufacturing with a comprehensive application that delivers all the core functionality required to support your operations.
  • Optimise inventory through better resource planning and production management.
  • Enhance customer service and order fulfilment
  • Execute compliance to industry, quality and regulatory standards with clear, transparent data throughout the supply chain.

Engineering and Construction

If you're like many engineering, construction, and operations companies, your work day is complicated, chaotic and competitive. Fluctuations in customer demand, cost pressures, increasing competition and an increasingly strict regulatory environment all add to the pressures for efficiency, product differentiation and compliance.

SAP Business One software is ideal for a small business seeking to gain greater control over operations by increasing visibility into the supply chain, automating key production processes, tracking compliance and focusing on innovation and speed to market. The software provides complete support for:

  • Managing sales, production, and purchase orders including bill of materials for accurate allocation of raw materials to products
  • Material requirements planning for multi-level production processes
  • Visibility and reporting on materials and inventory across the production chain preventing material shortages
  • Administering after-sales support including warranty and service contracts
  • Tracking and reporting on regulatory compliance – and on progress against industry key performance indicators (KPIs) or benchmarks

Business benefits

 

  • Reduce cost and increase scale of manufacturing with a comprehensive application that delivers all the core functionality needed to support your manufacturing operations.
  • Optimise inventory through better resource planning and production management.
  • Execute compliance to industry, quality and regulatory standards with clear, transparent data throughout the supply chain.

 

High-Tech

If you're like many high-tech companies, your work day is complicated, chaotic and competitive. Fluctuations in customer demand, shrinking product life cycles, increasing global competition and an increasingly strict regulatory environment all add to the pressures for efficiency, product differentiation and compliance.

SAP Business One software is ideal for a small business seeking to gain greater control over operations by increasing visibility into the supply chain, automating key production processes, tracking compliance and focusing on innovation and speed to market. The software provides complete support for:

  • Integrating processes across sales, manufacturing, finance and operations
  • Automating production and purchase order management
  • Streamlining and synchronising material flow to ensure on-time delivery
  • Planning inventory and production against dynamic customer demands
  • Material requirements planning for multi-level production processes
  • Reporting on materials and inventory across the production chain
  • Tracking and reporting on regulatory compliance – and on progress against industry key performance indicators (KPIs) or benchmarks

Business benefits

  • Reduce cost and increase scale of manufacturing with a comprehensive application that delivers all the core functionality needed to support your manufacturing operations.
  • Optimise inventory through better resource planning and production management.
  • Execute compliance to industry, quality and regulatory standards with clear, transparent data throughout the supply chain.

 

Industrial Machinery and Components

If you're like many industrial machinery and components companies, your work day is complicated, chaotic and competitive. Fluctuations in customer demand, shrinking product life cycles, increasing global competition and an increasingly strict regulatory environment all add to the pressures for efficiency, product differentiation and compliance.

SAP Business One software is ideal for a small business seeking to gain greater control over operations by increasing visibility into the supply chain, automating key production processes, tracking compliance and focusing on innovation and speed to market. The software provides complete support for:

  • Automating production and purchase order management
  • Streamlining and synchronising material flow to ensure on-time delivery
  • Planning inventory and production against dynamic customer demands
  • Material requirements planning for multi-level production processes
  • Reporting on materials and inventory across the production chain
  • Tracking and reporting on regulatory compliance – and on progress against industry key performance indicators (KPIs) or benchmarks

Business benefits

  • Reduce cost and increase scale of manufacturing with a comprehensive application that delivers all the core functionality needed to support your manufacturing operations.
  • Optimise inventory through better resource planning and production management.
  • Execute compliance to industry, quality and regulatory standards with clear, transparent data throughout the supply chain.

 

Professional Services

In the professional services industry, your success often depends upon your ability to identify profitable opportunities and to increase both the quality of your services and your responsiveness to customer demands. You need clear visibility into your projects and the overall performance of your staff, so you can manage people resources and client expectations more effectively.

SAP Business One software can provide a single and real-time view of operations. It automates key project and resource management processes, supports time and expense management, and manages service contracts and customer support calls. The software provides support for:

  • Management of entire customer engagement life cycle – from lead to service delivery and support
  • Customer transaction history tracking
  • Invoicing, project cost tracking and expense management
  • An Integrated human resources system for managing staff resources and requirements
  • Managing warranty and service contracts
  • Administering after-sales support
  • Reporting on overall business performance and key performance indicators (KPIs), including patient, procedure and service profitability

Business benefits

  • Strengthen customer relationships and loyalty with tools that help you to respond to customer needs faster.
  • Improve margins by efficiently managing customer life cycles and focusing on the most profitable leads.
  • Improve financial management, including cash flow, through better visibility into projects and improved billing accuracy and timeliness.
  • Recruit and retain the right talent in response to customer requirements.

 

Retail

As a retailer, you know that the retail business isn't just about selling a product at the lowest price. It's about finding ways to create unique shopping experiences that attract new customers and strengthen the loyalty of customers you already have. It's about keeping your finger on the pulse of trends and adapting to changes in customer behaviour and tastes. This requires better insight into inventory and logistics, and the ability to make sure you have the right inventory on hand to meet customer demand.

SAP Business One software can help you do just that – manage sales, track inventory, monitor customer demand, coordinate loyalty programs and view supplier schedules all in a single system. The software provides support for:

  • Order processing – picking, packing, final delivery – and shipment tracking
  • Managing inventory across multiple warehouses and locations
  • Predicting what customers will buy based on past transactional data, and managing production and stock levels to match demand
  • Tracking customer contacts and purchasing preference
  • Executing more targeted promotions, offers and campaign management
  • Integrating multiple physical and/or virtual stores

Business benefits

  • Increase sales by reducing stock-outs, so you have the right items on hand when customers come to the store.
  • Improve customer satisfaction and loyalty with faster response to customer needs.
  • Reduce inventory costs through accurate and streamlined inventory and distribution processes.
  • Become more agile than your competitors by anticipating customer demand and responding quickly.
  • Broaden your market reach with online presence and sales.

 

Wholesale Distribution

As a wholesale distributor, you probably face unrelenting competitive pressure to keep prices low and to increase volume, which means being constantly on the lookout for ways to improve margins and grow revenue. This requires greater focus on reducing operating expenses and cutting costs throughout the order-to-cash process, managing inventory more efficiently and integrating operations more tightly with your customers and suppliers.

SAP Business One software can help you manage this balancing act by streamlining your entire order-to-cash process and providing clear visibility into inventory levels, order status, supplier schedules and customer demands. The software provides complete support for:

  • Order-to-cash management – from entering customer orders, setting up deliveries and updating stock balances to managing invoices and payments or collections
  • Inventory management across multiple warehouses, using FIFO, moving-average or standard costing
  • Tracking stock transfers between warehouses, enabling consignment, drop-ship and other orders; and performing inventory and cycle counts
  • Serial and batch number management
  • Visibility into customers' complete order history to predict demand and adjust inventory accordingly

Business benefits

  • Streamline order-to-cash process through an automated supply and distribution chain.
  • Reduce costs through optimised inventory management – reduced excess supply or waste, paper work and costly shipping errors
  • Improve profit margins with efficient quoting and improved decision-making through greater visibility into the true costs of orders.
  • Increase customer satisfaction through faster and more accurate order processing.