SÜSS MicroTec Optimizes IT Processes with Industry Solution from SAP

January 9, 2009 by SAP News

SÜSS MicroTec is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of process and testing solutions for the semiconductor industry. With more than 8,000 systems installed, it has built its reputation as a prominent specialty supplier for nearly 60 years.

The company made the decision to implement the industry solution it.manufacturing because of its industry orientation and integration with SAP ERP. For global companies like SÜSS MicroTec, it.manufacturing’s ability to integrate various languages, fonts, tax laws, and economic regulations into international process monitoring is invaluable. Around 320 of the company’s employees currently work with the solution.

Eight SAP components in use

The implementation of it.manufacturing involved several key business areas at SÜSS MicroTec – from materials management; purchasing; sales and distribution; and production planning and controlling to comprehensive administration, including human resources management; accounting; and controlling. A separate part of the project involved the full integration of a computer-aided design (CAD) system to enable computer-supported document construction. This boosts the number of SAP components used at SÜSS MicroTec to eight.

Underscoring the professional consulting and support provided by itelligence, Frank Kelmes, global supply chain director at SÜSS MicroTec, gives the SAP ERP-based solution high marks. “The it.manufacturing solution has significantly accelerated, standardized, and optimized our IT processes,” says Kelmes.

SÜSS MicroTec has already finished implementing it.manufacturing at its headquarters near Munich, as well as in the German cities of Oberschliessheim and Vaihingen an der Enz. With the completion of additional planned rollouts for the company’s locations in Dresden, Germany; the United States; and Asia, the solution will connect as many as 550 users around the world.

An SME solution for the manufacturing industry

it.manufacturing is a fully integrated solution based on SAP Business All-in-One for the manufacturing industry. From the initial idea for a product to development, planning, procurement, manufacturing, and customer service, it.manufacturing maps the entire value chain in a comprehensive, integrated ERP solution.

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