Satrindo Mitra Utama Improves Business Performance with SAP Business One

July 19, 2007 by SAP News 0

Satrindo Mitra Utama, a heavy machinery distribution company, realises great savings and improves business performance with SAP Business One

JakartaSAP today announced the successful implementation of SAP Business One at Satrindo Mitra Utama, one of Indonesia’s fastest growing heavy equipment distributors and services company. SAP Business One is SAP’s solution specifically designed for small medium enterprises that look for a powerful ERP (enterprise resource planning) software that can be implemented quickly, is affordable and easy to use.

Established in 2001, Satrindo Mitra Utama is the sole agent of John Deer and Cameco agricultural tractors from the U.S. They are also the sole implementor and distributor of agricultural equipment from various parts of the world such as Baldan, Jympa, Jacto, Jumil, Hennipman from Brazil, FAE from Italy, Howard from Malaysia, CMT and KMT from Thailand and Cone-head and Discone from the US.

Since its inception, the company has grown sigficantly and now has 14 branches across Indonesia (Medan , PekanBaru , Jambi, Palembang, Lampung , Batam, Jakarta , Surabaya, Pontianak, Banjarmasin, Ujung Pandang, Bali , Padang and Sampit) .

“With our growth, we realized that our old systems which were not integrated, were no longer adequate. We were inevitably faced with an array of problems” said Meihardi, the director of Satrindo. “Inventory of parts was difficult to control and data reporting is always delayed which hindered our decision making process. In addition, the system was not scalable and was costly to maintain since it required additional manpower.”

This, he explained, went against the company’s mission , which was to provide the highest level of service to business partners, employees, suppliers and shareholders. And so, the company began searching for the right solution to support their growth .

Satrindo considered a number of software providers including MAS, MATMACO., INVOSYS and IBS (Moto V8), but their selection fell on SAP Business One. “I have always been familiar with SAP , but initially I thought it was a solution for large enterprises only and entailed a large budget . But I was wrong. SAP Business One is a powerful solution designed for SME’s such as us and we saw this as an opportunity to implement the world’s most renowned ERP brand at an affordable rate.” “ SAP Business One met all our requirements.” continued Meihardi. Amongst the requirements set by the company were that the solution should cover its main business processes, be very easy to use, is reasonably priced, is scalable, can support the company’s mission and vision for the long term and has a strong support system.

Satrindo appointed B-Sys (PT.Business Systems International) to implement the various modules of SAP Business One, which include Financial /Accounting, Sales and Distribution, Purchasing, Business Partners, Bank Transactions, Inventory Management, Service Management, Payroll Employee Profile and Reporting. The implementation for 15 users took only 6 months and has been live since November 2006.

Since the go-live of SAP Business One, Satrindo was able to realize a number of important benefits . Says Meihardi “There are definite tangible savings that we realized with the solution. We can cut the spareparts costs by 18% annually, we are able to reduce parts dead stock from 10% down to only 2%, and we can reduce the after sales service cost by 30% annually.” In addition to these benefits, Meihardi also emphasized the intangible savings which include better control of inventory value, increase in parts availability, quicker response time, reduction of paper work, more accurate data and reporting based on real time, and ease of report customization.

“ With SAP Business One, we look into the future with greater optimism. We have no doubt that the solution will be able to support our growth ambitions and we look forward to a long term fruitful relationship with SAP” concluded Meihardi.

About Satrindo Mitra Utama

Established in 2001, Satrindo Mitra Utama is the sole agent of John Deer and Cameco agricultural tractors from the U.S. They are also the sole implementor and distributor of agricultural equipment from various parts of the world such as Baldan, Jympa, Jacto, Jumil, Hennipman from Brazil, FAE from Italy, Howard from Malaysia, CMT and KMT fromThailand and Cone-head &discone from the US. Since its inception, the company has grown sigficantly and now has 14 branches across Indonesia (Medan , PekanBaru , Jambi, Palembang, Lampung , Batam, Jakarta , Surabaya, Pontianak, Banjarmasin, Ujung Pandang, Bali , Padang and Sampit) . Satrindo