4most Newsletter November 2014
October 30, 2014 | By Martin Orton |
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Megatrends revealed at the 4most SAP Business One Seminar On the 18th of June 2015, 4most took the SAP Business One Seminar – Start achieving your goals, cross –border to Botswana!
PAGE 2 PAGE 2 NEWSLETTER SAP BUSINESS ONE FROM 4MOST – KEEPING NAMIBIA’S RAILWAY IN MOTION ―This was essential, not only to ensure a detailed scope of requirements, but to get a sense of the business and its day to day operations.‖ Thereafter
PAGE 2 PAGE 2 NEWSLETTER Isuzu Trucks: Getting the perfect Truck to market faster with the 4most Enterprise Manager (EMA) powered by SAP Business One... Continued from page 1 Part of this means that your enterprise management system cannot be a distraction and needs to help you address the fundamentals and goals of your business,” says Uren Uren testifies that the system has allowed them the opportunity to grow their business and to be very bold and progressive in their marketplace. “We’re very pleased we went with SAP Business One, because really our lives would be quite stressful, challenging, we would still be where we were five years ago. Though the last two years have been hugely successful for us, having achieved Market Leader status last year, I think we are just hopefully scraping the beginnings of its true worth,” he concludes. Through the solution the company has drastically reduced administration, paperwork and employee frustration. “Previously we had three people processing vehicles, and they could probably do 150 vehicles a month with the required admin,” continues Uren. ”Those same three people are doing 400 to 500 a month now quite comfortably because it is all pretty streamlined for them.” Uren goes on to explain how they have saved 100% time in the supply chain environment and how they now have control. Everything is track able, tracea- ble and they are able to monitor and identify where things went wrong or didn’t go wrong.” The company is now able to pay our dealers and suppliers more quickly, and we are also in a position for the banks to pay us faster as well.” Looking Ahead As to what lies ahead now that Isuzu Trucks SA has reached its goal of becoming local market leaders, Uren states that they are continually developing and implementing solutions that are making their business more efficient, more responsive and cutting down on the mundane, unnecessary admin. He revealed that the company is looking at the rest of Sub - Saharan Africa as part of their business focus. “Business is about change and you need to be able to adapt and move with change quickly because we rely on customers; without customers we can’t develop or sell and generate revenue. However, to stay in touch with the real marketplace, a business must remain up to date. Craig Uren, COO of Isuzu Truck SA explains how they have saved 100% time in the supply chain environment and how they now have control. Following their decision to move to The 4most Enterprise Manager Powered by SAP Business One — Page 1 and Page 2 ( Right) The new Resource Management function is an enhanced production module geared at managing and planning resource capacities.—Page 2 (Right) As unveiled in our last edition, the much anticipated official release of SAP Business One version 9.1 is now available. This new version focuses on functional improvements and simplifi- cations of implementing, operating, and using SAP Business One. A quick overview of the Production Module Enhancements , which can be viewed on our YouTube channel, presents the following: New Resources Module Enhancements □ New module to manage and plan resource capacity □ Ability to capture machine, labor or other resources with associated costs □ Linked to fixed assets and employee data □ Accounts to be used defined in advanced account determina- tion Benefits □ Visibility of available capacity to avoid bottlenecks and optimize production plan □ Resource costs are included in the final product cost Bill of Materials Module Enhancements □ New line item types in BoM: resource, text □ Option to group line items based on process flow □ Option to mass update BoMs: add/remove lines □ Values in identical UDFs carried over from BoM to production order Benefits □ Process orientated BoM structure □ Easy maintenance of BoM Production Process Module Enhancements □ Possibility to edit production order to match the production process flow □ Additional line types inherited from BoM □ Option to include additional quantities e.g. required for pro- duction process setup □ Ability to define WIP account on row level Benefits □ Tailored production order struc- ture reflecting production pro- cess □ Precise WIP data □ More accurate planning data □ Ability to share instructions via production order Keep a close eye on upcoming newsletters, our website and you tube channel for more information and video overviews of specific and overall functionalities. SAP Business One Version 9.1 Newly Developed Production Module Functional Highlights