Find yourself missing deadlines implementing your new SAP project? Is it more difficult than you thought? You might be consolidating multiple instances or just adding new modules, and finding it more complicated than anticipated. We can help.
These ERP project delays can cost up to £30,000 per day when you add up all the associated consulting fees; unused production licenses and depreciating hardware assets. Did you know that 84% of manufacturing companies experience a delay in their ERP initiatives due to B2B integration issues?
Many large corporations underestimate the impact to B2B integration platforms from ERP upgrades. One third of all the data in most SAP applications comes from business partners, customers, suppliers, banks and third-party logistics providers. All of this data is channelled through B2B integration platforms.
You will need to implement business rules and data quality validations for all of these inbound B2B transactions. When you make changes to your SAP application, the underlying data structures for Purchase Orders, Invoices, Shipping Documents and payment instructions change as well. So you need to update and test all of the maps in your B2B integration platform, which can be quite a time-consuming exercise.
We have participated in over 100 SAP integration projects in the past five years. Our consultants can recommend best practices and red-flag common problem areas. We can take responsibility for updating maps, writing documentation and executing test scenarios. We will even participate in your user acceptance testing programmes and help to keep your ERP project under budget and on schedule.
- Connectivity via PI or ALE
We can connect to SAP using ALE (Application Link Enabling). We are also certified in Netweaver PI. Or if you prefer we can simply exchange files using secure FTP.
- SAP IDoc Mapping
We can map from SAP’s native Intermediate Document (IDoc) standard to EDI or XML standards.
- Firewall Bad Data
Don’t let bad data from customers and suppliers pollute your SAP application. We can implement business rules to quarantine poor quality data and return it to the sender.