April 28, 2009. SAP ERP 6.0 Implementation at Müller Fleisch
In less than four months, the Karlsruhe, Germany-based IT service provider ORGA implemented a new system based on SAP ERP 6.0 for Müller Fleisch, using the industry template for the food and beverage industry. Now employees at Müller Fleisch – a slaughterer and meat cutter headquartered in Birkenfeld, Germany – no longer have to work with different financial and controlling systems.
In the first phase, a common technical platform was created for all the companies within the group. This platform is operated at ORGA’s data center. For the financial accounting, controlling, and human resources components, the master data from all the Müller Fleisch companies was consolidated and the processes were standardized. In addition, individual premium wage management was enabled within the framework of SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM). The first payroll run for the 654 employees has already been completed – with no errors.
April 28, 2009. Mercedes-Benz Prints with SEAL Systems in the United States
Tuscaloosa/Alabama is Mercedes-Benz’ largest production location in North America. Because the installations and processes require systematic maintenance, SEAL Systems – headquartered in Germany and with an international subsidiary in Maryville, Tennessee – enhanced the plant maintenance module by adding a method for printing integrated maintenance plans and associated documents. Using a combination of the SAP print program and the document management system, maintenance documents are printed and distributed in a single operation.
April 27, 2009. BTC and DZBW Join Forces
Two German heavyweights – Business Technology Consulting (BTC) and Baden-Württemberg Data Center (DZBW) – have formed a strategic partnership. The goal of the collaboration is to meet the German public sector’s demand for software solutions, consulting, and services. Both companies operate throughout the country. Their target groups are municipalities, towns, and district authorities, as well as municipal companies. The partnership will be officially launched with two information events in Bavaria: June 16 in Munich and June 18 in Nuremberg.
April 22, 2009. New DSAG Guideline Available
The German-speaking SAP user group (DSAG) has published a road map for auditing SAP ERP 6.0 systems. The guideline helps internal and external auditors as well as compliance, data and system managers to audit complex system landscapes, including individual SAP applications in financials, controlling, materials management, and sales and distribution.
It aims to uncover risks in compliance and authorization and assists in the auditing of individual SAP modules. Using checklists, experts can ascertain whether the business processes mapped in the system and the SAP authorization concept meet the legal requirements for the compliance of ERP systems.
At a technical level, the guideline deals with auditing system integrity, authorization assignment, and user administration – and also with control instances for securely and consistently importing software changes into production systems using the Transport Management System (TMS). What’s more, the road map provides recommendations and checklists about how data protection requirements can be monitored and observed at the SAP application level. The guideline enables all those involved in the auditing process to create their own auditing catalogs. In addition, it can be used to ensure the compliance of the SAP solution prior to an audit and to set up an efficient internal control system (ICS).
April 20, 2009. ARIS ProcessWorld on Tour ’09 in Munich
ARIS ProcessWorld on tour ’09 kicks off in Munich on May 28 and 29. With the tagline “Discover the Value of Business Process Management,” the conference will inform participants about new concepts in process management. Topics include enterprise BPM, EAM, process-driven SAP, SOA, process intelligence and performance management, and GRC.
Furthermore, IDS Scheer is set to present new products that will be available to a broad customer base from September. Among the solutions that can already be tested are: ARIS Governance Engine, ARIS Mashzone (mash-up technology), ARIS Express (ARIS for free from the Internet), and ARIS Process Performance Manager 5.0.
Check out the event program at: www.processworld.com
April 17, 2009. REALTECH Becomes Official System Integrator for SAP BusinessObjects
REALTECH, headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, has concluded a partner agreement with SAP for the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio, making the company an official system integrator for solutions from SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI). REALTECH uses these solutions to enhance SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (previously SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence), for example.
REALTECH has set up its own workshop to inform interested parties about the advantages of combining the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio and SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse.
April 16, 2009. Certified: CAD Automation from itelligence
itelligence has announced the SAP certification of its solution it.cadpilot Drawing and Proposal Cockpit 2.0. With this certification, SAP confirms that, for configurable products, it.cadpilot is SAP-compliant and integrated with the processes for drawing and quote creation. The certification also testifies that the fully automated CAD management functions within it.cadpilot can be added as a component to the SAP Solution Manager application management solution.
it.cadpilot is the brainchild of itelligence and ACATEC, both specialists in their own areas. With this product, the two companies are successfully bundling their experience in variant configuration to integrate CAD model generation and automatic office document creation efficiently and smoothly into SAP systems.
April 15, 2009. SAP ERP at ANSMANN with Steeb as Partner
ANSMANN, southern German manufacturer of mobile energy devices and a global leader in this field, has replaced its heterogeneous IT landscape with SAP ERP. ANSMANN engaged Steeb Anwendungssysteme as the implementation partner, while the goals of the project were to standardize processes throughout the organization and map the company’s complex international logistic processes in a single multilingual system.
In addition to central management and high availability for the SAP system at international locations, the solution’s multilingual capabilities are a key benefit. Enabled for the Unicode character set and with the standardized user interface SAPGUI for Java, it is available in English, German, Chinese, French, and Russian. What’s more, the logistics center in China had to be connected. This was quite a challenge, because stringent Chinese legal requirements had to be met – and it was ultimately mastered using individual modifications.
April 8, 2009. Toothbrush Manufacturer Calls in All for One Midmarket
M+C Schiffer, Europe’s largest toothbrush manufacturer, has chosen IT full service provider All for One Midmarket to redesign its entire ERP software landscape at its site in the German city of Dortmund.
The production plants and methods at M+C Schiffer are highly automated, and the processes are aligned to meet customer needs at short notice. However, a highly heterogeneous system landscape could no longer cater to future requirements, especially as dependency on internal programmers – which is all but unavoidable with homegrown software – had become a stumbling block. M+C Schiffer has tasked All for One Midmarket with implementing SAP Business All-in-One. This will provide around 220 users with a fully integrated enterprise resource planning suite.
April 6, 2009. UC4 Software Joins the SAP EcoHub Solution Marketplace
UC4 Software, provider of workload automation and IT process optimization tools headquartered in Wolfsgraben, Austria, has announced its participation in SAP EcoHub. The online marketplace operated by the SAP community for SAP partner solutions makes it easier for customers to find, evaluate, and purchase partner solutions that enhance applications from SAP – such as UC4 Workload Automation Suite.
Among the resources that are available for download in SAP EcoHub are an introduction to UC4 Software, a whitepaper, and customer stories. What’s more, details of the certification of UC4 Workload Automation Suite can be found – and interested parties can request a live demo or a call from UC4 Software.