SAP Partner News 28/2010

Speicherplatz auf Abruf: Fujitsu bietet Server zum Mieten (Foto: Fujitsu)
Fujitsu: Storage Models on Demand (photo: Fujitsu)

Fujitsu: Memory Space on Demand

With Managed Storage Turnkey Packages and Infrastructure-as-a-Service for Storage (IaaS for Storage), Fujitsu offers two combinable storage models for small businesses and midsize companies.

With Managed Storage Turnkey Packages, the data is stored at the customer site and Fujitsu offers storage systems of 4, 16, 24, and 32 TB. IaaS for Storage is a cloud computing solution. Storage capacities are made available by the Fujitsu data center using a modular approach according to need. This IT infrastructure offering is suitable for accommodating peak loads. And because its price is based on monthly usage, it represents a variable cost on the balance sheet.

IGZ and KPS Consulting Enter Partnership for Warehouse Logistics Software

IGZ Logistics + IT, Falkenberg, Germany-based software provider for material flow, logistics, and manufacturing and long-standing SAP partner for SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM) has formed a partnership with KPS Consulting, consultants for business process optimization headquartered in Munich, Germany. The two companies will cooperate on the implementation of SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) with the material flow system (MFS) component and SAP Logistics Execution System (LES) and Task and Resource Management (TRM). The goal is to reduce implementation times for SAP software at customers and to align the solution to individual business structures within companies even more effectively.

Takasago Europe Implements SAP BusinessObjects

Takasago, producer of flavors and fragrances headquartered in Zülpich, Germany, now uses SAP BusinessObjects for reporting. SAP BusinessObjects XI serves as the central business intelligence (BI) platform. SAP Crystal Reports is used for formatted reporting, SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence for ad hoc reporting, and SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise for interactive reporting. The software portfolio improves data quality, simplifies reporting, and harmonizes the look-and-feel as well as the distribution of reports. The software was slotted easily into the existing SAP landscape and into other database systems.

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Roth Industries: Customs and Foreign Trade Management with SAP BusinessObjects

The export-oriented corporate group Roth Industries, headquartered in Dautphetal, Germany, implemented SAP BusinessObjects Global Trade Services at three of its subsidiaries within just 10 project days. The resulting transfer to electronic clearance processes meets the requirements of the ATLAS export procedure, which came into force on July 1, 2009 and no longer allows freight documents on paper.

Pitney Bowes and WMD: Partnership for Workflow Management

Pitney Bowes Management Services Germany, a leading global outsourcing service provider for mail handling, printing services, document management, and customer communication, has joined forces with WMD (Workflow Management & Document Consulting) from Hamburg to work together in the area of SAP Business Workflow competencies. The two SAP partners are combining their expertise and leveraging synergies to support customers in activities from document receipt and electronic entry through further processing with SAP. As well as Pitney Bowes’ tried-and-true solutions for document entry, the WMD xFlow Suite – which was specially developed for accounting processes – has been added to the range of solutions. Thanks to xFlow Suite, employees who work with SAP can process invoices using the SAP GUI, while employees who don’t work with SAP can process invoices over the Web front end.

All for One Midmarket: SAP ERP for Alloy Wheel Rims

Metal processing company Schletter, headquartered in Kirchdorf/Haag, Germany, has implemented SAP ERP with the help of SAP full service provider All for One Midmarket. The alloy wheel rim manufacturer uses SAP ERP for financials, materials management, sales and distribution, and production, as well as for warehouse quality and product lifecycle management. The software went live for all 240 users after just five months. SAP ERP implementations are now slated to go ahead at Schletter’s other European subsidiaries in Italy, Spain, and France. The company is also planning to implement Project System (PS) from SAP and to hook up the CAD system Autodesk to the SAP environment, so that warehouse logistics and logistics for small parts can be connected.

Itelligence: SAP Business ByDesign at Ploetz + Zeller

SAP partner itelligence implemented SAP Business ByDesign for Service Providers at Ploetz + Zeller, a Munich-based consulting and software company, in just four weeks. The 15 employees at the two offices in Munich and Dortmund are now working with the on-demand software in the areas of sales and distribution, product and project processing, and customer service with purchasing and administration.

Cormeta and Clientis: BI for the Textiles Industry

ERP software provider cormeta is cooperating with Clientis, the Freising, Germany-based specialists in developing and implementing apparel and footwear solutions. The two companies plan to add further functions to FASHIONsprint, cormeta’s SAP Business All-in-One partner solution for the textiles industry. These include retail features such as vendor-managed inventory (VMI), sales (including mobile sales and online sales), and full accounting functionality. FASHIONsprint also supports Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), which is important for an industry in which production facilities are often abroad. What’s more, industry-specific software packages for SAP BusinessObjects Edge Business Intelligence (BI) are available. The first package comprises installation and integration into the ERP system, activation of status reports, training, and an introduction to SAP Crystal Reports. The second package additionally contains SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise for data visualization. Both offerings include implementation of the standard SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI software.