SAP Introduces New Vertical Solutions for Small and Midsize Businesses

July 28, 2004 by admin

Distribution partners Enterprise Specialist Group, a division of CD Group, and Ki Solutions, a division of Axion Solutions, will deliver mySAP All-in-One solutions in key regional markets. With these new solutions, SAP and its business partners now provide a total of 28 mySAP All-in-One vertical industry solutions in North America to help small and midsize businesses leverage technology to foster growth, improve operational efficiency and respond to the changing pressures of their industries. Based on mySAP Business Suite, mySAP All-in-One solutions are developed by SAP partners for small and midsize businesses that require a high degree of industry-specific requirements from their business software. mySAP All-in-One solutions are pre-packaged, easy to implement and affordable, drawing on SAP Best Practices from more than 30 years of experience and the deep vertical industry expertise of SAP and its business partners.
“We remain focused on delivering business solutions that drive real innovation and business improvement for our small and midsize customers,” said Gary Fromer, senior vice president, Small and Midsize Business and Hosting, SAP. “This goal is achieved by continuing to attract the most knowledgeable and respected business partners in their industries and regions, working with SAP to deliver and support powerful solutions specific to the unique problems and opportunities faced by small and midsize businesses operating in their specific sub-industries.”

New mySAP All-in-One Solutions

SAP’s certified partners incorporate pre-configured, microvertical industry capabilities into mySAP All-in-One solutions, which allows small and midsize companies to compete with the same sophistication as industry leaders. Denver-based Summit Enterprise Solutions (SES) has developed a mySAP All-in-One solution for beverage distributors of wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks. The solution addresses beverage industry processes such as real-time account management, mobile sales, order forecasting and important data analytics to create efficiencies and improve operating margins. “Today’s growing companies can’t afford lengthy implementations and delayed return on investment,” said Terry Nauslar, vice president marketing and sales, Summit Enterprise Solutions. “By partnering with SAP, we can provide solutions that beverage distributors can quickly implement to address their most pressing needs.”
itelligence, an SAP partner headquartered in Cincinnati, has expanded its relationship with SAP by developing a mySAP All-in-One Solution for consumer packaged goods and food companies. This offering serves the needs of food distribution, procurement and process manufacturing companies such as Barber Foods, a Maine-based manufacturer of chicken products and meals. The solution addresses industry-specific processes such as finished product production, measuring unit translation and radio frequency support for mobile data recording. “With mySAP All-in-One, we can build on SAP’s consumer products leadership to address industry-specific processes that help small and midsize companies operate more efficiently,” said Steve Niesman, president and CEO, itelligence. “Our flexible, easy-to-implement solution allows consumer packaged goods customers the ability to obtain a clear view of their complete business processes.”
“We chose SAP solutions because of its world-class reputation and ability to meet the specific needs of CPG companies,” said Bob Lowe, CIO, Barber Foods. “We used itelligence as an implementation partner for its deep food industry expertise and impressive track record at other mid-size food companies. Our choices were completely validated as in only six months we accomplished all our goals: seamlessly integrating EDI, our Lotus Notes databases and shop floor systems. This led to increased order fill rates, reduced schedule changes on the shop floor and improved ability to match supply and demand.”

New mySAP All-in-One Reseller Partners

Located in Atlanta, Ga., the Enterprise Specialist Group, a division of CD Group, has provided business software expertise to companies throughout the southern and central United States since 1992. Specializing in manufacturing and consumer packaged goods companies, the Enterprise Specialist Group has established strong business ties throughout these regions based on years of experience as a reseller for other software products. The Enterprise Specialist Group has now chosen to align with SAP to distribute mySAP All-in-One solutions to small and midsize businesses within the geographic markets they serve.
“We chose to partner with SAP because they are a long-term, reliable market leader with deep knowledge of various industries and a provider of state-of-the-art technology,” said David Dodson, vice president, CD Group, Inc. “The robust mySAP All-in-One solution meets the concerns of our vertical-industry customers by providing industry best practices and the security of a vendor that provides ongoing support and innovation over the course of an implementation.”
Ki Solutions, a division of Axion Solutions headquartered in Irvine, Calif., has delivered business solutions to emerging and established small and midsize businesses since 1997. Axion Solutions has a proven track record as an end-to-end solutions provider in the midmarket as a channel partner for other major software vendors. Ki Solutions will leverage their expertise to become a distribution partner for mySAP All-in-One and SAP Business One solutions, serving small and midsize businesses in New England and focusing vertically on the life sciences industry in the western United States.
“We partnered with SAP due to its expertise in key vertical industries and the flexibility, scalability and scope of functionality of the SAP solution set for small and midsize businesses,” said Paula Milano, co-founder, Ki Solutions and Axion Solutions. “By leveraging our experience with SAP’s capabilities, we can provide customers with a complete view of business processes to enable sound decision making and future growth.”

Source: SAP AG

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