New: Waste and Recycling One for Midsize Waste Management Companies

March 11, 2009 by Berit Huyke, Implico

Waste and Recycling One (WR One) maps all the processes for waste management (Photo: Implico)

The added value of WR One

  • Integrated processes, all managed using a single system
  • Low maintenance and license costs
  • Straightforward integration
  • Automated processes
  • Reliable invoicing
  • Fast and simple implementation

Industry specialist and SAP partner Implico is the company behind WR One, which comprises functions for vehicle and order management, weighing, financials, and customer relationship management (CRM). The solution provides end-to-end processes – from order receipt through planning as well as disposition and verification to invoicing. And it can even cater to highly specialized waste management chains such as those for construction waste, organic waste, medical drugs, and dangerous goods.

This flexible and scalable solution is fully integrated with Microsoft applications such as Excel, Word, and Outlook. If required, a standard interface to SAP ERP is provided, so that operational data and master data can be exchanged during routine operation.

Detailed evaluations and up-to-the-minute reporting are possible with WR One, while automated processes mean that time-consuming and error-prone manual entry is a thing of the past.

And that’s not all. Waste and Recycling One is fast and easy to implement. An SAP Business One implementation with WR One takes an average of around four weeks for 10 users. Technical prerequisites are a client/server architecture and Microsoft SQL Server.

Integrated processes

Let’s take a look at how it works in practice: Central order management displays all sales orders with detailed information and status traffic lights. When a customer phones, the employee uses various search criteria to gain an immediate overview of the customer’s locations, container sites and history. If the order is a contract release order, the last transaction is duplicated and simply given a new date.

The new order is now available to the planner, who also keeps tabs on tours and capacities. Using drag and drop, the orders can be assigned to individual tours.

Next, the work papers can be printed or the data can be transmitted to the onboard computer. After the tour, all the order information is verified again, with additions being made if necessary. And lo and behold – the order can now be billed.

Furthermore, all the information is immediately available for reporting. In addition to predefined reports, many possibilities are provided through bar charts based on master data, Excel exports, and ad hoc evaluations using XL Reporter (an SAP Business One tool). The solution is flexible – the lists, descriptions, some fields and print layouts can be configured individually – but nevertheless simple and intuitive to use.

Allen Waste Management: “Numerous benefits”

“We implemented SAP Business One and Waste and Recycling One because it gives us numerous benefits. It makes our processes more efficient and we can increase productivity more easily than before. What’s more, the application meets current legal requirements and gives up great scope for expansion – either through organic growth or acquisitions,” says Peter Alexander from London-based Allen Waste Management.

Allen Waste Management is just one of 12 companies in the United Kingdom that has implemented the business management solution Waste and Recycling One.

Another one is the Global Environmental Recycling Company (GERCO) from Liverpool, which specializes in recycling household appliances. GERCO can now plan and track its orders – from acceptance through pickup and recycling – in a single, fully integrated system.

Reports for the WEEE directive

With SAP Business One and WR One, GERCO can also create automated reports and status documents, which are required as part of the European Union’s WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive on reducing the spiraling amount of electronic waste.

The goal of the directive is to increasingly give manufacturers responsibility for disposing of and recycling electrical and electronic waste.

On the other side of the Channel, Körner Rohr & Umwelt is currently implementing WR One – and is the first German company to do so. Located in Dresden, it specializes in environmental protection services.

Implico Group

The international consulting and software company Implico offers municipal and private waste management companies integrated consulting and implementation services for SAP-based solutions. Headquartered in Hamburg, the Implico Group also has offices in the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Switzerland, and the United States. It currently has around 220 employees.

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