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INTERNALSAP ERP rapid-deployment solutionfor manufacturing industriesExecutive OverviewOctober 2011
© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 2Top Executive Issues Lack of process integration and need insightinto unified view o...
© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 3Your Business VisionFinding a Solution to Help Realize Your GoalsBusiness BenefitsWha...
© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 4SAP BRINGS TOGETHER SOFTWAREAND SERVICES IN A NEW OFFERING THAT GIVESYOU ESSENTIALBUS...
© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 5What‘s in SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for manufacturing industries?Scope items...
© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 6What‘s in SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for manufacturing industries?Scope items...
© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 7What‘s in SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for manufacturing industries?Scope items...
© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 8What‘s in SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for manufacturing industries?Scope items...
© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 9Don’t Just Take Our Word For ItWhat Customers Are Saying About SAP ERPSAP Business Al...
© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 10FAST TO DEPLOY AND EASY TO CONSUMERapid deployment – Preconfigured software that del...
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© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 12SAP Rapid Deployment SolutionsFurther InformationIMPORTANT LINKSRDS Area@SAP.comRD...
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  • Hello and welcome everybody to today’s session on SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for manufacturing industries - a compelling business solution delivered quickly and affordable! My name is “First Name Last Name”, I am a “Job Function” responsible for “Main Task” at “Team/Organization”. We will focus on the value, results and a demonstration of the SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for manufacturing industries helping you not only to understand the detailed scope provided by this rapid-deployment solution, but also to get to know the concept and benefits behind this new offering.
  • As Executive in a manufacturing company, what are your top business issues today? All companies recognize the key role that ERP is playing in streamlining and accelerating business processes. However, companies are not served by big, complex and expensive software solutions. The following top Executive issues have been identified as of today for manufacturing companies: Lack of process integration due to manual processes and legacy systems Gain insight via a unified view of the business based on a unified general ledger integrating financial and managerial accounting providing you with the reporting functionalities that let you uncover business opportunities and anticipate risks Drive operational efficiencies through unification, simplification, and standardization Comply with regulations, e.g. with multiple financial reporting standards – international standards like IFRS, country-specific regulations such as U.S. GAAP, and any requirements specific to your industry or enterprise Increasing business process complexity driven by a wide range of internal and external reporting requirements such as multinational financial reporting, parallel accounting, accelerated closing cycles, and regulatory compliance Need of a flexible system which can scale globally, but is also able to handle local requirements Manage multiple geographies, divisions, subsidiaries, general ledgers, and currencies with the highest degree of standardization possible Grow the business while maintaining profitability and customer satisfaction while reducing costs based on streamlined, accelerated, and integrated business processes tailored to the specific industry Industry specific needs are not addressed by current software
  • Your business vision is to effectively manage your most important business processes in one comprehensive and integrated business process platform based on SAP industry best practices and benefit from: Streamlined business processes significantly improving your efficiency and effectiveness of manufacturing operations Improved financial management as billing disputes are reduced, cost savings and reduced errors through automated business processes, reduced customer call volume along with more innovative products because of increased customer insight with analytics, faster resolution of customer issues, quicker response to changed customer demands and consequently a higher customer satisfaction Lower inventory costs, better order-to-cash processes and real time tracking of quantities, values, and movements of inventory along with reduced cycle times and increased order accuracy Being more agile responding to changing market conditions and customer demands by adapting your business processes Increased reporting accuracy enabling you to plan, measure, and control organizational processes Last, but not least, reduced overall deployment and investment risk through small, modular, and easy to consume fixed price solutions that come with a clearly defined scope, attractive, reasonable, and fixed pricing, are transparent, predictable, fast to deploy, offer a fast time to value and can be enhanced later if required You clearly need to find a solution to help realize your goals and ultimately your business vision.
  • SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for manufacturing industries combines software, pre-configuration, services, and enablement content in an affordable way for quick delivery of the solution: First element is the robust and stable SAP software Second element is the pre-configuration containing experiences of thousands of existing SAP customers also known as best practices for automating the pre-configuration of the SAP software Third element is the implementation service for actually implementing the pre-configuration offered by either SAP Consulting and/or SAP Services Partners Fourth element is the enablement content consisting of templates, guides, questionnaires, presentations, and recordings providing you with scope and end-user documentation SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for manufacturing industries delivers preconfigured software to eliminate guesswork and support your business processes. This offering comes with predetermined baseline scope, time, cost, and quality eliminating your overall project risk. Your project team is guided toward a scoping expectation quickly with associated cost and implementation times to gain rapid buy-in of all stakeholders. All post-project documentation deliverables are clearly determined and provide feedback about the implementation that the expectations were delivered. The solution will be delivered rapidly in as little as 19 weeks, using SAP Consulting or an RDS-qualified SAP Services Partner as implementation partner. The proven methodology clearly outlines goals, expectations, commitments, and timelines, minimizing uncertainty and streamlining deployment. Checklists, guides, questionnaires, and project plans are delivered to optimize the implementation time for this solution. It is easy to meet your budget requirements and financial goals as the solution pricing is reasonable and transparent as it is established upfront. Project scope of Wave 1 is fixed to ensure a smooth jump start according to the SAP Rapid Deployment solution promise of fixed scope, time, cost, and quality. SAP Rapid Deployment solutions provide a faster time to value than comparable solutions making them very attractive and successful. On top, they provide modularity that can be successfully deployed with quick return on investment and provide incremental steps toward your ultimate business vision. These solutions provide the agility to make future-proof investments solving today’s challenges with the flexibility to extend and integrate to your future landscape. In doing so, you can simplify your application environment and make incremental progress toward satisfying the needs of your business users. SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for manufacturing industries provides the foundation for your business requirements.
  • SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for manufacturing industries contains the following scope items: Financial Accounting General Ledger Accounting Accounts Receivable Accounts Payable Cash Management Asset Accounting Asset Acquisition through Direct Capitalization Asset Acquisition for Constructed Assets (Investment Orders) Activate Document Splitting Cost of Sales Accounting Segment Reporting Period-End Closing in Financial Accounting SAP ERP Reports for Accounting Financial Controlling Revenue Planning SOP through Long Term Planning Transfer to LIS / PIS / Capacity Purchased Material Price Planning General Cost Center Planning Manufacturing Cost Center Planning Internal Order for Research and Development Planning Internal Order for Marketing Expenses and Other Overhead Planning Standard Cost Calculation Overhead Cost Accounting Actual Internal Order for Research and Development Actual Internal Order for Marketing Expenses and Other Overhead Actual
  • SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for manufacturing industries contains the following scope items: Sales Sales Processing using Third-Party (with Shipping Notification) Credit Management Sales Order Processing – Sale from Stock Free of Charge Delivery Returns and Complaints Sales Quotation Sales Order Processing for Prospect Sales Processing using Third-Party (without Shipping Notification) Sales of Nonstock Item with Order Specific Procurement Debit Memo Processing Foreign Trade Export Processing Customer Consignment Processing Returnables Processing Batch Recall Lean Warehouse Management Sales Order Processing with Customer Down Payment Period-End Closing Operations in Sales Sales Order Processing with Collective Billing Rebate Processing: Free Goods
  • SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for manufacturing industries contains the following scope items: Materials Management Batch Management Quality Management for Procurement with Vendor Evaluation Quotation for Procurement Consumable Purchasing Procurement without Quality Management Stock Handling: Scrap and Blocked Stock Procurement Contract Stock Transfer with Delivery Stock Transfer without Delivery Return to Vendor Physical Inventory / Inventory Count and Adjustment Subcontracting Procurement and Consumption of Consigned Inventory Manufacturing Logistics Planning Make-to-Stock Production: Discrete Industry Make-to-Stock Production: Process Industry Make-to-Order Production with Variant Configuration Make-to-Order Production without Variant Configuration Repetitive Manufacturing Production Subcontracting (External Processing) Rework Processing (Stock-Manufactured Material) Quarterly Plan: Sales Quantity Forecast with CO-PA Rework Processing (Work-in-Process) Credit Memo Processing
  • SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for manufacturing industries contains the following scope items: Research and Development Internal Product Development Reference and Simulation Costing Cross Functions Period-End Closing Activities Period-End Closing “General” Plant Inventory Valuation for Year-End Closing Time Recording Prerequisite Process Steps Period-End Closing Projects SAP ERP Reports for Logistics Reporting with SAP Business Explorer What is the solution value profile? SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for manufacturing industries is a packaged solution coming with preconfigured software to eliminate guesswork. The solution is affordable and comes with transparent and reasonable pricing. The clearly defined baseline scope can be implemented quickly in as little as 19 weeks, enabling faster time to value than comparable solutions leading to reduced overall implementation and consequently reduced overall investment risk. Main target of this new offering is to drive down total cost of implementation by at least 40% when compared to the traditional model. This solution comes with a clearly defined baseline scope and fixed-price implementation services making costs predictable and transparent as pricing is established upfront. SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for manufacturing industries lays the foundation to grow your business vision.
  • Many customers have already experienced benefits in using the SAP Business All-in-One and SAP ERP solutions: AVEX went for an integrated solution with opportunity for enhancement and growth realizing 60% savings in cost and time compared with typical implementations, benefitting from m inimized risk and disruption to business thanks to fixed scope and rapid installation, e limination of losses from setting prices based on inaccurate cost calculations, r eal-time availability of key financial metrics, and faster, more flexible response to changing business needs EFES Group is supported in growing rapidly in Russia by SAP ERP and derived the following major benefits from the implementation: faster integration of new acquisitions into business landscape, faster alignment of business processes, standardization of business processes based on best practices, c entralized data processing, i ndependence from implementation partners, and easy integration of new functionalities GlassCell Isofab pulled processes and IT all together leading to reduced support calls to IT by 50%, increased production productivity by 10%, reduced days to close books by 35% and audit processing time by 20%, and decreased receivables and payables processing time by 20% Pelikan supports further growth and acquisitions with a consolidated business platform resulting in improved on-time product delivery by 13%, reduced inventory by 10%, and reduced IT maintenance costs by 7% Shenzhen Vcall Telecommunication Technology was supported in cutting costs and sustaining growth by SAP ERP leading to i ncreased operational efficiency and productivity with a unified platform to synchronize business processes, e nhanced visibility into supply chain leading to 75% reduction in materials overhead and 30% cut in aftersales spare-parts consumption, and i mproved decision making and faster reaction to market needs WEG China would never have expected that it is possible to implement a full scale SAP solution in such a short time referring to the implementation time of 3 months supported by the fact that o nly minor modifications were necessary to complete the system configuration
  • We will now wrap-up the session with summarizing the key takeaways and providing you with the opportunity to address your questions. The SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for manufacturing industries is fast to deploy and easy to consume as complexity is reduced to a minimum. Predictable costs provide transparency upfront, while the solution pricing is affordable, attractive, and reasonable through fixed price implementation services not only enabling you to meet your budget requirements, but also leaving you the choice to select whatever fits best to your budget requirements. You can start small now, lay the foundation for growth, and expand your footprint later on as required. From a business perspective, the main benefit is effective management and streamlining of your most important business processes in one comprehensive and integrated business process platform based on SAP’s industry experience with discrete, process, and repetitive manufacturing companies of more than 35 years : Streamlined business processes significantly improving your efficiency and effectiveness of manufacturing operations Improved financial management as billing disputes are reduced, cost savings and reduced errors through automated business processes, reduced customer call volume along with more innovative products because of increased customer insight with analytics, faster resolution of customer issues, quicker response to changed customer demands and consequently a higher customer satisfaction Lower inventory costs, better order-to-cash processes and real time tracking of quantities, values, and movements of inventory along with reduced cycle times and increased order accuracy Being more agile responding to changing market conditions and customer demands by adapting your business processes Increased reporting accuracy enabling you to plan, measure, and control organizational processes Last, but not least, reduced overall deployment and investment risk through small, modular, and easy to consume fixed price solutions that come with a clearly defined scope, attractive, reasonable, and fixed pricing, are transparent, predictable, fast to deploy, offer a fast time to value and can be enhanced later if required
  • With this, I would like to start the Q&A session providing you with the opportunity to raise your questions. In case of any upcoming questions after this session, please send them via email to the RDS Mailbox « Rapid.Deployment@sap.com ».
  • Further information on SAP Rapid Deployment solutions can be found at: RDS Area on global SAP.com website, quicklink RDS SAP Service Marketplace, quicklink SOLUTIONPACKAGES SAP EcoHub, go to Services and search for RDS SAP Partner Portal, quicklink RDS RDS Mailbox for any upcoming questions after this session (Rapid.Deployment@sap.com)
  • Thank you very much both for your attention and for your interest in the game-changing SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for manufacturing industries!
  • Transcript of "SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for Manufacturing Industries"

    1. 1. INTERNALSAP ERP rapid-deployment solutionfor manufacturing industriesExecutive OverviewOctober 2011
    2. 2. © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 2Top Executive Issues Lack of process integration and need insightinto unified view of the business Drive operational efficiencies and comply withregulations Increasing business process complexity andneed a flexible system which can scale Capability to manage multiple geographies,divisions, subsidiaries, general ledgers, andcurrencies Grow the business while maintainingprofitability and customer satisfaction Reduce costs and standardize processes Industry specific needs not addressedAs Executive In A Manufacturing Company,What Are Your Top Business Issues Today?
    3. 3. © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 3Your Business VisionFinding a Solution to Help Realize Your GoalsBusiness BenefitsWhat You Can Achieve Increased productivity ofmanufacturing operations Improved product lifecycleprocess, engineering and design Connectivity to shop-floorsystems and compliance withregulations and standards Lean execution process andseamless integration with qualitymanagement Assembly or production of (non-)configured products, productioncontrol and costing supported Reduced overall deployment risk
    4. 4. © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 4SAP BRINGS TOGETHER SOFTWAREAND SERVICES IN A NEW OFFERING THAT GIVESYOU ESSENTIALBUSINESS FUNCTIONALITY QUICKLY AND AFFORDABLEPreconfigured Software & ServicesEnabling Rapid Deployment Preconfigured software Rapid delivery in as little as19 weeks Reasonable and transparentpricing Fixed baseline scope Faster time to value Foundation to growyour business vision
    5. 5. © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 5What‘s in SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for manufacturing industries?Scope items Fin. Acc. – General Ledger Accounting Fin. Acc. – Accounts Receivable Fin. Acc. – Accounts Payable Fin. Acc. – Cash Management Fin. Acc. – Asset Accounting Fin. Acc. – Asset Acquisition through DirectCapitalization Fin. Acc. – Asset Acquisition for Constructed Assets(Investment Orders) Fin. Acc. – Activate Document Splitting Fin. Acc. – Cost of Sales Accounting Fin. Acc. – Segment Reporting Fin. Acc. – Period-End Closing in Financial Accounting Fin. Acc. – SAP ERP Reports for AccountingScope items Fin. Contr. – Revenue Planning Fin. Contr. – SOP through Long Term PlanningTransfer to LIS / PIS / Capacity Fin. Contr. – Purchased Material Price Planning Fin. Contr. – General Cost Center Planning Fin. Contr. – Manufacturing Cost Center Planning Fin. Contr. – Internal Order for Research andDevelopment Planning Fin. Contr. – Internal Order for Marketing Expensesand Other Overhead Planning Fin. Contr. – Standard Cost Calculation Fin. Contr. – Overhead Cost Accounting Actual Fin. Contr. – Internal Order for Research andDevelopment Actual Fin. Contr. – Internal Order for Marketing Expensesand Other Overhead ActualA Compelling Business SolutionDelivered Quickly And Affordable
    6. 6. © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 6What‘s in SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for manufacturing industries?Scope items Sales – Sales Processing using Third-Party(with Shipping Notification) Sales – Credit Management Sales – Sales Order Processing – Sale from Stock Sales – Free of Charge Delivery Sales – Returns and Complaints Sales – Sales Quotation Sales – Sales Order Processing for Prospect Sales – Sales Processing using Third-Party(without Shipping Notification) Sales – Sales of Nonstock Item with Order SpecificProcurement Sales – Debit Memo Processing Sales – Foreign Trade Export Processing Sales – Customer Consignment Processing Sales – Returnables Processing Sales – Batch Recall Sales – Lean Warehouse Management Sales – Sales Order Processing with Customer DownPayment Sales – Period-End Closing Operations in SalesScope items Sales – Sales Order Processing with Collective Billing Sales – Rebate Processing: Free GoodsA Compelling Business SolutionDelivered Quickly And Affordable
    7. 7. © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 7What‘s in SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for manufacturing industries?Scope items Manufacturing – Logistics Planning Manufacturing – Make-to-Stock Production: DiscreteIndustry Manufacturing – Make-to-Stock Production: ProcessIndustry Manufacturing – Make-to-Order Production withVariant Configuration Manufacturing – Make-to-Order Production withoutVariant Configuration Manufacturing – Repetitive Manufacturing Manufacturing – Production Subcontracting(External Processing) Manufacturing – Rework Processing (Stock-Manufactured Material) Manufacturing – Quarterly Plan: Sales QuantityForecast with CO-PA Manufacturing – Rework Processing (Work-in-Process) Manufacturing – Credit Memo ProcessingA Compelling Business SolutionDelivered Quickly And AffordableScope items Materials Mgmt. – Batch Management Materials Mgmt. – Quality Management forProcurement with Vendor Evaluation Materials Mgmt. – Quotation for Procurement Materials Mgmt. – Consumable Purchasing Materials Mgmt. – Procurement without QualityManagement Materials Mgmt. – Stock Handling:Scrap and Blocked Stock Materials Mgmt. – Procurement Contract Materials Mgmt. – Stock Transfer with Delivery Materials Mgmt. – Stock Transfer without Delivery Materials Mgmt. – Return to Vendor Materials Mgmt. – Physical Inventory / InventoryCount and Adjustment Materials Mgmt. – Subcontracting Materials Mgmt. – Procurement and Consumptionof Consigned Inventory
    8. 8. © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 8What‘s in SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for manufacturing industries?Scope items Research and Development – Internal ProductDevelopment Research and Development – Reference andSimulation CostingScope items Cross Functions – Period-End Closing Activities Cross Functions – Period-End Closing “General” Plant Cross Functions – Inventory Valuation for Year-EndClosing Cross Functions – Time Recording Cross Functions – Prerequisite Process Steps Cross Functions – Period-End Closing Projects Cross Functions – SAP ERP Reports for Logistics Cross Functions – Reporting with SAP BusinessExplorerA Compelling Business SolutionDelivered Quickly And AffordableSolution value profile Preconfigured software Affordable with transparent and reasonable pricing Rapid implementation in as little as 19 weeks Fast time to value Low total cost of implementation Clearly defined fixed baseline scope Fixed-price implementation services Foundation to grow your business visionScreenshot shows optional SAP NetWeaver Business Client 3.0
    9. 9. © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 9Don’t Just Take Our Word For ItWhat Customers Are Saying About SAP ERPSAP Business All-in-One SAP ERP
    10. 10. © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 10FAST TO DEPLOY AND EASY TO CONSUMERapid deployment – Preconfigured software that delivers essentialbusiness processes in as little as 19 weeksReduced complexity – A robust business solution from a single vendor,with superior global support, means fewer worries for you123BUILDING FOR SUCCESSFoundation for growth – Start small, prove the solution value, then grow on yourschedule to the full SAP ERP application, if neededIndustry specific best practices – Effectively manage and streamline your mostimportant business processes in one comprehensive and integrated businessprocess platform and benefit from more than 35 years of industry experienceCOMPETITIVELY PRICEDAttractive and reasonable pricing – Affordable and transparent, includes fixedprice implementation services, so that you meet your budget requirementsPredictable and transparent costs – Low, predetermined fees and clearlyoutlined deliverables mean no hidden fees or ˝gotchas˝ for delivered solutionKey TakeawaysSummary
    11. 11. Questions
    12. 12. © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 12SAP Rapid Deployment SolutionsFurther InformationIMPORTANT LINKSRDS Area@SAP.comRDS@Service MarketplaceRDS@EcoHubRDS@Partner Portalmailto:Rapid.Deployment@sap.com
    13. 13. Thank You!Contact information:F name MI. L nameTitleAddressPhone number
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