SAP Releases 28 New Versions of Best Practices Offerings for Midsize Enterprises

October 18, 2005 by SAP News 0

Available in 14 Languages, Vertical Industry Best Practices from mySAP™ ERP Accelerate Time to Value for Midsize Enterprises

SingaporeFurther delivering on its commitment to meet the unique software deployment requirements of midsize enterprises, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today unveiled new versions of its fixed-scope, pre-defined packages of software and services. Based on mySAP™ ERP, the SAP® Best Practices offerings are available in 28 scenarios addressing the demands of midsize enterprises in industries as diverse as retail, utilities and the public sector. The preconfigured offerings are enhanced with new tools designed to help customers achieve faster implementation times and higher business flexibility while lowering risks.

SAP Best Practices include a clear, step-by-step methodology; reusable documentation and complete preconfiguration settings that provide everything needed to run specific key processes “out of the box” for a lean installation. Combining SAP’s business process expertise in serving the world’s leading companies with the know-how of its channel partners, SAP Best Practices are designed to meet the resource, price and industry requirements of midsize enterprises while laying a scalable foundation for business growth.

The new portfolio of SAP Best Practices offers end-to-end business process scenarios for specific industries such as Batch Recall for the fast moving consumer goods industry and Prototype Development for the high tech industry. Customers can use industry-specific SAP Best Practices in conjunction with cross-industry scenarios for customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM), such as Campaign Management, Engineer-to-Order and Supply Chain Performance Management. SAP Best Practices for business intelligence and enterprise portal round out the portfolio.

SAP partners can utilize SAP Best Practices to build micro-vertical mySAP™ All-in-One solution offerings that leverage their unique industry expertise and service capabilities. Midsize enterprises can choose from a broad micro-vertical portfolio of nearly 600 qualified mySAP All-in-One partner solutions, available in more than 50 countries and used by more than 6.700 customers.

Navin Fluorine International Limited, the leading fluorine and specialty chemicals company in India, is one of an increasing number of expanding Asia Pacific enterprises seeing immediate benefits from mySAP All-in-One with SAP Best Practices. Navin Fluorine has recovered its investment in SAP within the first year of implementation, adding 1% to the top line in year one because of improved information flow, productivity and decision-making based on robust, real-time data.

“SAP solutions have helped us become a truly integrated, process-based organization that allows us to respond to market challenges quickly,” said Sanjay Mittal, head of IT, Navin Fluorine. “The SAP Best Practices pre-configured building blocks served as the foundation for rapid incorporation of globally-benchmarked best practices into each of the functionalities at Navin Fluorine. With this, a single investment has enabled us to adopt best practices as part of our business process re-engineering exercise – completed on time in just 90 days.”

Korea-headquartered Dongwoo STI Co., Ltd., a LCD colour filter manufacturing joint venture between Sumitomo Chemical, NSTI and Dongwoo Fine-Chem, has also seen significant benefits from mySAP All-in-One implemented with SAP Best Practices: “When we used our legacy system, a lot of time was consumed just collecting data from different kinds of systems and functional departments and the credibility of the data was questionable,” said Myungkul Lee, Management Planning Office Chief Manager/ERP Project Manager, Dongwoo STI Co., Ltd. “After we applied mySAP All-in-One with SAP Best Practices, we know our data is accurate enough to share corporate-wide. Moreover the simplified user interface of our Web GUI integrated with SAP has increased the user friendliness of the new system and decreased user errors.”

State-of-the-Art Software and Services for Partners and Customers
With SAP Best Practices, the installation of SAP software is almost entirely automated, allowing SAP partners and customers to focus their efforts on more important project activities. New deployment tools for personalization and installation allow rapid installation and easy personalization. Solution configuration data can be quickly and consistently changed using a predefined and easy-to-use spreadsheet.

“With these new versions of SAP Best Practices, we continue to address the distinct industry requirements and unique business characteristics of midsize enterprises,” said Bobby Vetter, Vice President, Business Development, SAP Asia Pacific. “By jointly building our SAP Best Practices portfolio in collaboration with our channel and service partners, we help our customers realize faster time to market, lean implementations and continuous business improvement.”

For an overview of all industry- and cross industry-packages as well as language versions, please go to http://help.sap.com/bestpractices, select the “SAP Best Practices” tab, then “Industry Packages” or “Cross-Industry Packages.”