Archive for October, 2015

SAP Business All-in-One – A full ERP system designed by SAP for mid size enterprises.

October 30th, 2015

SAP Business All-in-One solutions are designed for midsize companies while the SAP Business One product line is designed for small businesses.

SAP Business All-in-One solutions are built on the SAP ERP application – world-class, integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and SAP Best Practices packages configured specifically for midsize companies. SAP Business All-in-One addresses the core business software requirements of the most demanding midsize organizations in all types of industries and all geographies. These solutions support your critical business processes – from winning new customers and making innovative products to hiring the best talent and reconciling your accounts.

The SAP Business All-in-One solution is:

  • Proven and comprehensive, with industry best-practices functions and experience built in
  • Adaptable to your changing business needs as you grow
  • Intuitive to ensure a user experience that optimizes productivity and ease of doing business
  • Affordable with a predictable cost of ownership to mitigate the financial risks inherent in deployment and operations

SAP Business All-in-One helps you streamline your business processes and is optimized for fast deployment with industry specific solutions to meet your highly specialized needs. You’ll find that SAP Business All-in-One solutions is designed for maximum productivity and ease of use. Your employees can adopt your SAP Business All-in-One solutions quickly so they become proficient faster thus enabling you to reap benefits sooner.

SAP Business All-in-One solutions can also be extended and enhanced by a multitude of offerings from SAP business partners to address the special business needs of any midsize company in any industry niche.

SAP Business All-in-One solutions support the way you do business both today and tomorrow as your company grows and changes.

Popular Functionality Modules

Accounts Payable–       SAP Business All-in-One improves your business accounts payable management and integrates directly with the general ledger and treasury applications for a truly comprehensive…

General Ledger SAP Business All-in-One Financials provides core accounting and reporting capabilities with scalability to support the requirements of multinational companies. The general…

Accounts Receivable SAP Business All-in-One software improves your accounts receivable management, customer invoicing and collection processes. SAP Business All-in-One integrates directly with…

Procurement & Supplier Collaboration -SAP Business All-in-One will help you stay competitive and enhance your ability to secure the highest-quality materials and services at the lowest possible price.…

Treasury and Cash Management Treasury applications as part of SAP Business All-in-One comprise a comprehensive suite of cash, liquidity, and financial risk management solutions. These applications…




Reimagine the SAP user experience (UX) with SAP Fiori

October 29th, 2015

Personalize and simplify the user experience (UX) for your SAP applications. Using modern UX design principles, SAP Fiori delivers a role-based, consumer-grade user experience across all lines of business, tasks, and devices. Use SAP Fiori apps, or take advantage of new solutions that natively incorporate the UX – such as SAP S/4HANA, Ariba Mobile, and SAP Cloud for Customer.
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SAP makes Fiory Ux Free

October 14th, 2015


Organizations that use SAP AG’s software will now be able to give those enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) tools a free facelift.

Fiori — an interface that is more friendly for business users — will now be included at no cost to all SAP customers, CEO Bill McDermott said Tuesday at the opening of SAP’s Sapphire conference in Orlando. Those that have already paid for the software will be given credit for their purchase, he said.

Also now offered for free is SAP’s Screen Personas software, an application that allows IT managers to customize the UX layer for enterprise applications based on a user’s role. Since being launched last year, Fiori has expanded to include 300 apps running on its new UX. It’s all part of an effort on SAP’s part to provide a more simple experience, McDermott said.

“A big company shouldn’t be structured like an onion and it shouldn’t make you cry when you peel it back,” he said on stage. “SAP Fiori redesigns complex workflows and makes them intuitive for the users.”

McDermott said SAP made the change based on feedback from its customers. SAP will also be offering paid-for services to help its customers implement Fiori. It’s also making some of its SAPUI5 framework available as open source code so that developers working in-house at enterprises can build their own solutions with the tool. There’s also a promotion available through the end of 2014 making SAP’s UX advisory service free to those who sign a statement of work.

SAP could have been more proactive about bringing its users a more modern interface instead of waiting to react to their requests for it to be provided, says Ray Wang, principal analyst at Constellation Research. After all, some may have spent millions of dollars on maintenance fees for their software.

“It’s kind of indicative of a legacy software company,” he says. “They all have to figure out how to change their user experience because they have to compete with modern UX in the cloud.”

Fiori is a key part of bridging SAP’s legacy software applications into an era where more workers are using mobile devices to complete tasks more often.

Screen Personas is for improving desktop SAP interfaces. There are 16,000 different interactions that it can personalize or automate. The whole idea is literally to minimize the number of clicks a person needs to do in order to complete a task. SAP plans to integrate Screen Personas into the SAP GUI for HTML in the second half of this year.

SAP customers can log in to SAP Service Marketplace or HANA Marketplace to download the free apps. Customers credited for a previous purchase of Fiori should note that credit expires Dec. 31, 2015.




October 7th, 2015

SAP is the abbreviated term for Systems, Applications, and Products. The SAP ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software package was first developed by SAP AG in Germany and is comprised of numerous modules that allow businesses to deliver excellent customer satisfaction while taking full control of daily operations to maximize results.

Among the many modules is the SAP MM (Materials Management) module, which is part of the logistics area and is often integrated into production and manufacturing facilities that utilize SAP. The SAP MM module handles the procurement and inventory functions of organizations that engage in large volumes of purchasing by giving them hands-on control of inventory management, batch management, purchasing, client categorization, valuation, invoice verification and procurement process, just to name a few. In a nutshell, if you are considering a career path as a SAP MM consultant the prospects are basically endless.

With the use of SAP ERP, businesses in essence automate the input and output of information across specific sections of their organization. For those concerned about materials management, the SAP MM module isintegrated with other modules such as Sales and Distribution (SD), Warehouse Management (WM), Production Planning (PP), Quality Management (QM), Finance (FI) and Controlling (CO) so external and internal aspects are factored into each decision stage. It is therefore imperative that a deep understanding of how these modules work alongside the SAP MM module is fully in place to generate accurate input and output information in a quick and reliable manner. For this reason beginners and even seasoned SAP MM consultants must have a full understanding of SAP financial accounting and SAP warehouse training. The basic aspects of the module it outlined in the next paragraphs.

The Concept of Materials Planning

The Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) and Consumption Based Planning (CBP) are the two types of materials planning procedures in the module. While the former is guided by a procurement proposal only when the intended inventory is triggered by shortage, the latter is based on forecasting by taking into consideration past usage and how this previous consumption can affect future consumption. Both aspects of inventory control are essentially based on the model that the business decides to adopt and form an important part of the MM Process Flow which will be discussed in the next paragraph.

The Phases of the Process Flow in SAP MM

The process flow in the module takes into consideration the entire cycle that a material of service must follow from the instant it enters the system to the moment it is delivered to the intended party and the transaction is complete. There are essentially seven phases in the MM process flow and these are as follows:

  1. Determination of Requirements:As mentioned previously, materials planning can either be MRP or CBP and these help to create a better perspective to initiate the need to purchase material.
  2. Source Determination:Essentially, knowing where the business intends to source its products for production or service delivery is paramount to ensure uninterrupted operations. There may be existing long-term purchase agreements with suppliers, or depending on the shifts in the economic landscape alternative considerations regarding the sourcing of materials from a different entity to guarantee reduced overheads and better quality are possible. Whatever the approach, this information must be entered into the system so that requests for quotation (RFQs) are generated and the company is able to make an informed decision based on its intended needs.
  3. Vendor Selection and Comparison of Quotations:This feature in the MM module puts the user in the driver seat of selecting and rejecting quotes based on specific criteria and needs. The user can also simulate price scenarios and therefore be able to accurately choose the best prices according to tailored input data.
  4. Purchase Order Processing:Once the ideal quotes have been selected the next phase is to generate a purchase order (Po). The module has been developed to automatically generate purchase orders by using the information from requisition and quotation to do so and sending these to the suppliers in real time. Total autonomy to generate the order manually is also supported.
  5. Purchase Order Follow-up:Purchase orders that have been sent to suppliers can be monitored automatically by reminder periods that the user establishes. This makes it possible to have a better idea of what is happening with the purchase orders the company sent to suppliers. Additionally, it is also possible to check quotations and the purchase requisitions.
  6. Goods Receiving and Inventory Management:The supplier that delivers goods according to the purchase order in one step closer to closing the transaction that the company initiated. These goods can be monitored through established parameters in the system and their receipt confirmed based on the number of the purchase order.
  7. Invoice Verification:Good that are requested by a purchase order should match the invoice generated to avoid deviations in quantities and monies spent. This information on invoices are checked in the system and delivered to the assigned personnel for verification before the transaction is closed.