SAP Partner News 19/2011

The app coresuite map uses Google Maps to coordinate field services (screenshot: coresystems)
The app coresuite map uses Google Maps to coordinate field services (screenshot: coresystems)

coresystems introduces map app to support service

With coresuite map, coresystems AG has released an app that aids coordination and route planning in field services. This user-friendly tool integrates easily into SAP ERP systems and targets the areas of service and sales. Based on Google Maps, it displays data from SAP ERP systems on service calls, employees, and business partners and updates it asynchronously through the cloud.

Each pin on the map represents an employee, with the color indicating his or her status. Clicking on a pin opens a window with detailed information, and users can assign service orders and add destinations through a menu. The coresuite map app comes with a monthly fee of €19.80 per user; a free demo is also available here.

BTC Object Manager for maintenance

BTC Object Manager from BTC AG is a solution designed to manage buildings, facilities, and equipment – in particular, hospitals, municipal building contractor’s yards, and state agencies. By combining it with SAP project management solutions, users can also obtain centralized access to the information they need, which facilitates documentation and incident processing.

The solution covers legal requirements – such as those governing medicinal products in Germany – and automatically registers changes in data and master data records thanks to its integration into document archiving systems. BTC Object Manager was also recently presented at WÜMEK, a convention for medical technology and energy efficiency at clinics, in Würzburg, Germany, from May 23-25.

Camelot ITLab presents starter kit for SAP Transportation Management

Camelot ITLab has developed a preconfigured version of SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) specifically for the chemical industry. The solution’s integrated global transportation planning and cost calculations for various transportation processes are meant to help chemical companies get started quickly in transportation management with the new release of SAP TM. With SAP TM, companies can enter transportation queries, plan transports, tender bids for services, and calculate transportation costs.

Cenit helping integrate SAP systems and Catvia V6

With DS V6 SAP-Integration, Cenit has introduced a product designed to simplify the integration of SAP systems and Catvia V6 from Dassault Systèmes. The company – which seeks to deliver integrated PLM process solutions for the entire manufacturing industry, regardless of company size – plans to present the solution at Cenit Innovation Day on June 28 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Cenit has also announced enhanced functions it intends to bring to CD++, the Catvia V5 integration add-on for standard SAP products. These enhancements are to support parallel operations in V5 and V6, as well as migration.

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Uniorg reveals program for machine delivery picking

Dortmund, Germany’s Uniorg and Atlas Copco Energas have created an SAP-integrated program for machine delivery picking. Atlas Copco Energas – company involved in turbo compressor and expander technology – has been using SAP ERP since November 2008.

However, the standard SAP shipping process and the delivery function in the project system cover only some of the particularities of machine delivery picking. This is why Atlas used to employ an external program – one that required a lot of maintenance and wasn’t able, for example, to monitor complex deliveries.

Uniorg thus developed two programs, the first of which covers aspects of picking, reads in the order bills of materials of main assembly groups when called up, and displays them in a clearly arranged format. The components to be delivered are marked in a manner that makes deviating quantities easy to spot quickly.

The program also updates delivery information in both sales orders and in the picking program. The second program, meanwhile, aids in date-specific monitoring of past and pending material deliveries.