SAP’s Love Affair with Chocolate

Most of us are familiar with the fact that SAP helps produce more than 70 percent of the world’s chocolate – but what does this really mean?

On Valentine’s Day, it means big business. According to the National Retail Federation,total spending is expected to reach $17.3 billion. Nearly half of all Valentine’s Day gift-givers (48.7 percent) will buy candy for loved ones and you can bet most of it is chocolate. How will all of that chocolate reach store shelves in time? Check out the following stories dipped in SAP goodness to learn more.

Belgian Chocolate Gets Even Better
SAP quality methods bring high marks for customer satisfaction to Expertum in SAP Business All-in-One implementation for Belgian chocolate producer Cavalier.

ATS and SAP Help Chocolate Factory Run Better with Mobile Technology
Many of the world’s most respected manufacturers – including Chicago’s World’s Finest Chocolates – rely on outsourcing partners such as Advanced Technology Services, Inc. (ATS) to make their factories run better and manage work that is essential for running smooth and cost-effective operations.

Nutresa Cut Planning Cycle Time by 30 Percent
Learn how this South American food processing conglomerate (formerly Grupo Nacional de Chocolates) is using the SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization component to standardize demand planning and centralize data.

The Chocolate Story for SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions
The same concept and strategy behind producing bite-sized pieces of chocolate can be related to SAP Rapid Deployment solutions to address the specific business needs of the masses.

Ferrero Group: Customer Testimonial Video
Learn how Ferrero Group is using SAP software, including the SAP HANA platform, to meet its aggressive business goals.

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This post originally appeared on SAP Business Trends.
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