SAP Software for Wholesale DistributorsDocument Transcript
SAP Solution BriefSAP Solutions for Small Businesses and Midsize CompaniesSAP Business All-in-One for Wholesale DistributionSAP® Software for Wholesale DistributorsQuick FactsSummary Key Features Business BenefitsThe SAP® Business All-in-One for Whole- •• Demand and supply planning – •• Improve efficiency through auto-sale Distribution solution is a comprehen- Support the modeling of supply and mated support for your businesssive enterprise resource planning (ERP) demand planning to optimize order processessolution based on proven industry best sizes and reorder points, which can •• Minimize total cost of ownershippractices. Designed for rapid implementa- reduce stockouts and improve with scalable software that supportstion at a predefined price, the software profitability enterprise-wide changes and globalcan help you realize a fast ROI. •• Supply chain and inventory manage- deployment ment – Manage procurement and •• Grow your business with the help ofBusiness Challenges logistics execution to conserve the use proven ERP software•• Improve vendor cost recovery, cash of scarce capital tied up in inventory •• Improve time to value by leveraging flow, and financial efficiency excesses tools and methodologies that help you•• Grow sales profitably while offering •• Sales order management – Execute get your business running quickly and innovative value-added services orders efficiently and smoothly pro- efficiently•• Eliminate nonintegrated systems cess returned items that limit visibility into operations and •• Financials and controlling – Help For More Information hamper effective decision making ensure comprehensive financial Call your SAP representative, or visit us•• Achieve operational excellence across reporting, analytics, and operations online at www.sap.com/sme/solutions the enterprise /businessmanagement/businessallinone /wholesaledistribution.epx.
Midsize wholesale distributors needing to better manage •• Comprehensive, integrated business functionality to help you gain visibilityvendor chargebacks and power profitable growth can choose across your business and streamlinean affordable, integrated solution. The SAP® Business All-in-One your core business processes – fromfor Wholesale Distribution solution is a best fit for midsize marketing, sales, and service to pro-wholesalers needing a comprehensive, industry-specific curement, planning, value-added production, financial management,solution tailored to match the priorities and requirements and business analyticsof their businesses. •• A flexible and scalable foundation for your business processes, built on the proven SAP NetWeaver® technologyIn today’s changing business environ- SAP Business All-in-One for Wholesale platformment, you have to focus on what you can Distribution is based on decades of expe- •• An ERP solution that can be extendedcontrol. You must work to become more rience SAP has accumulated working with preintegrated functionality forefficient across the enterprise and all lines closely with wholesalers in a variety of customer relationship management,of business, meet ever-changing cus- industries. This comprehensive and flexi- supplier relationship management,tomer needs, and drive down costs – all ble enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business intelligencewhile adapting and innovating for com- solution includes support for industry •• An intuitive interface and role-basedpetitive differentiation. Meet all these best practices. With this SAP Business navigation to improve employeechallenges, and you’ll be primed for supe- All-in-One solution, you get: productivity and adoptionrior performance and profitable growth.Figure: Scenarios in Warehouse Distribution Solution Map Planning Procurement Logistics Sales Planning Profitability analytics Demand and supply planning Consumption-based planning Procure to pay Procurement of material Procurement contracts Invoice verification Supply chain executionSuppliers Customers Inventory management Warehouse management Inbound and outbound logistics Cross-docking Order to cash Nonstock order management Extended sales order management Sales order inbound Sales returns Enterprise management and support Financials Financial accounting Cash management Asset management Controlling Standard cost and profit center accounting Product cost planning Cost-object controlling
Leverage SAP Best Practices implementation by tailoring the software Fast-Start Program Accelerates TimePackages to your specific company requirements, to Value rather than starting from scratch. For smaller midsize wholesale distributors, theEach SAP Business All-in-One solution is This SAP Business All-in-One solution SAP® Business All-in-One fast-start programbuilt on SAP Best Practices packages gives you: provides a simplified process to evaluate, acquire,that deliver proven implementation •• Complete preconfiguration settings and implement an SAP Business All-in-Onemethodology, documentation, and pre- that let you run your software with solution. The program offers innovative tools and methodologies to plan a solution online,configuration. The SAP Best Practices minimal installation effort receive an immediate cost estimate, and shortenfamily of packages reflects the years of •• Extensive reusable documentation implementation times. SAP enables its partnersbusiness expertise SAP has acquired as that you can use for self-study, evalua- to offer preconfigured, pretested software thatwell as insight into the best business tion, and project team and end-user can be preinstalled on optimized hardware frompractices of more than 6,000 SAP training selected hardware providers.customers worldwide in more than 20 •• A clear implementation methodologyindustries. Along with built-in support for based on a logical step-by-stepthe specialized best practices of your process of supply chain disruptions, while ensur-industry, an SAP Business All-in-One ing balanced operations? With this SAPsolution equips you not only with the Support Your Process Needs Business All-in-One solution, you can sig-methods of the best-run companies in nificantly improve vendor cost recoverythe industry but also with the flexibility to Functionality in the solution supports key from chargebacks after a promotionalsupport your own unique practices. processes for your business, as shown in period ends and improve cash flow The SAP Best Practices packages pro- the figure. through an integrated and expeditedvide a solid foundation for SAP Business chargeback management process. YouAll-in-One solutions, enabling you to Balance Supply and Demand can automate operational tasks andimplement a sophisticated solution in Planning functionality in SAP Business manage only exceptions. In addition,significantly less time than typically All-in-One for Wholesale Distribution support for procurement contracts withrequired and at a predictable, affordable enables you to reduce stockouts and suppliers and consignment planningcost. You gain methods and tools to sup- order changes. It also provides informa- is vital to success in your business.port best business practices for your tion to help you make more profitable Ensuring the accuracy of and speedyindustry in key functional areas, such as decisions on reorder points – that is, the processing for supplier invoices stream-accounting, sales, and value-added capa- inventory stock levels at which new lines internal financial operations andbilities such as customization. Whether orders should be placed. The software can result in closing up profit leaks.you leverage all supported best practices also supports more streamlined model-during initial implementation or start ing of financial and sales planning to help Enhance Inventory Managementwith what you need and add more later, in decision making. By automating key warehouse activitiesyou can avoid complex, resource- and improving visibility into inventory,intensive steps in implementing your Optimize Supplier Relationships this solution helps you reduce pickingSAP Business All-in-One solution. With and Procurement errors, decrease order lead times, andthese best practices, your partner and Want to improve productivity, delivery quickly and accurately respond to cus-your project team can help accelerate precision, and exception-based handling tomer demands. The solution enablesWith access to tools and a single analytical platform forthe enterprise in a cross-functional and collaborativeenvironment, you can generate a complete picture ofyour business.