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ManufacturingOne Supports Global Expansion And Eases Regulatory Compliance For Evergreen Solar


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Evergreen Solar's experience with SAP was part of the innovation behind YASH's development of ManufacturingOne. This innovative client was influential in formulating the uniqueness of this solution for the high-tech manufacturing market. ManufacturingOne is a qualified SAP All-in-One partner solution that is based on pre-configured business processes and out-of-the-box functionality, tailored for the high-tech manufacturing industry.

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ManufacturingOne Supports Global Expansion And Eases Regulatory Compliance For Evergreen Solar

  1. 1. TM SAP® Business All-in-One Success Story @ YASH ManufacturingOne Supports Global Expansion and Eases Regulatory Compliance for Evergreen SolarIndustry The ClientHigh-tech manufacturing Evergreen Solar, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets STRING RIBBON™ solar power products using its proprietary, low-cost wafer technology. The companys patented wafer manufacturing technology uses significantly less polysilicon thanGeography conventional processes. Evergreen Solars products provide reliable and environmentally clean electric power for residential and commercial applicationsUSA globally. Legacy Systems Hindered Evergreen Solars Rapid Growth Rate Interest in renewable energy in recent years produced tremendous growth opportunities for the solar industry. As a result, Evergreen Solar was rapidly expanding and wanted to increase its production capacity in order to sustain their competitive advantage. Their existing legacy“ManufacturingOne systems used for accounting purposes made it difficult to gather, manage, and report on data.provides the level ofcontrol required to ensure As the company prepared for its global expansion, it was in need of a solution that could providewe are in compliance and basic support for multiple languages, multiple plants and multiple business areas includingallows us to focus on finance and sales. They also required a solution to be able to scale with them as they grew andbuilding better business provide the functionality needed to run their business as efficiently as possible. Mostpractices.” importantly, Evergreen Solar only had 12 weeks to allow for implementation time, in order to meet its Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance requirements. –Bill Ryan, After evaluating several companies, Evergreen Solar selected YASH Technologies as their IT Manager strategic partner for this initiative. Evergreen Solars manufacturing is a hybrid of discrete manufacturing and process manufacturing, and YASH had vast experience with such an environment and advanced expertise in deploying SAP industry solutions built upon SAP Best Practices for high-tech manufacturing.
  2. 2. YASH Integrated an Enterprise-Wide Solution in Less Than 12 WeeksEvergreen Solar was in need of an enterprise-wide solution that could be implemented quickly under stringent timelines, and could betailored for their specific business processes. YASH proposed the mySAP Business suite of applications to serve as the basic building blockthat could accommodate Evergreen Solars global growth, as it was built upon SAP Best Practices for the high-tech industry. SAP BestPractices provided predefined business processes, industry best practices and a tool to help configure the software that allowed YASH tostreamline the implementation process and ensure Evergreen Solar met its tight deadline. In addition, YASH provided its own set ofcontrols, testing, and documentation to successfully finish the integration ahead of schedule, and to finish the overall implementation tomeet the 12-week deadline.Improved Business Processes and Operations Empowered EmployeesWith the implementation complete, Evergreen Solar realized immediate benefits. They were able to conduct business processes moreefficiently, and its employees could focus on more strategic aspects of their positions. Employees who once had to extract and fix data inthe legacy system could now spend more time interpreting data to support strategic decisions for the company.Evergreen Solar eliminated time-consuming manual processes with the use of automated processes to manage activities, such as built-insecurity features and system process controls. The company can now automatically match when it received goods, when it was invoiced forthose goods, and when it paid for them. They can utilize the necessary visibility into financials, production, and inventory data globally.This allowed the company to report accurately in a timely manner, and to ensure compliance for Sarbanes-Oxley.Integration with the companys manufacturing execution system (MES) made it possible to collect inventory data that it uses to update theinventory system at 15-minute intervals. With a single, integrated system, Evergreen Solar can now prioritize orders, ensure that inventorylevels are accurate and maintained appropriately, and provide its suppliers and customers with timely information. This has resulted in asignificant reduction of cycle time across all aspects of its business, including inventory management, monthly financial closings, and orderprocessing. Evergreen Solar has been able to realize a 50% decrease in monthly closing time and anticipates further improvements.Providing a Strong Foundation for Future EnhancementsIn the future, Evergreen Solar plans to bring other factories online and will plug them into its SAP software landscape by providing themwith a template for configuring their business processes and SAP applications. Other examples of functionality that would enhance theefficiency of managing their warehouse operations would be plant maintenance, radio frequency identification (RFID) and bar-codescanning, as well as a self-service portal to allow partners to view orders, shipping and tracking information, and invoices.ManufacturingOne Offering Founded on InnovationEvergreen Solars experience with SAP was part of the innovation behind YASHs development of ManufacturingOne. This innovative clientwas influential in formulating the uniqueness of this solution for the high-tech manufacturing market.ManufacturingOne is a qualified SAP All-in-One partner solution that is based on pre-configured business processes and out-of-the-boxfunctionality, tailored for the high-tech manufacturing industry.About YASH TechnologiesYASH Technologies focuses on customer success. As a leading technology services and outsourcing partner for medium and large global customers,we leverage technology and our flexible delivery models to drive performance and business value throughout a customer’s enterprise. YASH’scomprehensive service approach incorporates a holistic view of our customers that extends beyond delivery. This approach integrates enterprisesolutions and services, proprietary best practice offerings, strategic application and maintenance outsourcing, as well as consulting and integrationservices. YASH is a SEI CMMI (Level 3) and an ISO 9001:2008 certified company with U.S. and India headquarters and regional sales and developmentoffices spread across three continents. YASH is also part of a select group of companies that are SAP-certified global providers of applicationmanagement services.For more information, please email or visit SAP-AIO-Mfg66-0311 YASH Technologies w w w. y a s h . c o m / c o n t a c t u s TM Global Presence - USA | EU | MEA | APAC • California | Illinois | Massachusetts | Missouri | New York Texas | London | Germany | Bahrain | Hongkong | Singapore • Hyderabad | Pune | Mumbai | Bangalore | Indore SAP Software Sales Division: 150 Presidential Way Suite 230 Woburn, MA 01801, USA Tel: 781-503-9200 EU: The Mille-II Floor 1000-Great West Road Brentford London TW89HH UK | Tel: 44-20-8261-4408 | Fax: 44-20-8261-4418 India: 201-205 Bansi Trade Center 581/5 MG Road Indore MP 452001 India | Tel: 91-731-426-1100 | Fax: 91-731-426-1234 © 2010-2011 YASH Technologies. 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