More and more corporations and international companies are choosing SAP Business One as part of their ERP strategy for integrating their subsidiary and sales organizations. As a smaller ERP version, this is excellently suited to SMEs, start-ups and subsidiaries. Implementation time is far shorter, and from sales, customer relationship management, inventory control, all the way to finances and the operating business, all operational core functions are immediately ready for use.
Dubai experienced SAP specialists
GEDORE, manufacturer of premium tools headquartered in Remscheid with production and distribution facilities worldwide, also decided at the end of 2016 to opt for SAP Business One. The Remscheid company selected the existing sales company, Gedore Middle East (GME) in Dubai for the pilot project. They relied on the seasoned Dubai Business One specialists of Dortmund SAP Gold Partner, UNIORG, for implementation.
Optimised group reporting
After a three-month project period and a two-week go-live phase, Business One has now recently begun operating successfully at GEDORE. All financial, logistical and service processes of the foreign sales company are now integrated in the group processes, up-to-date key data from Gedore Middle East are retrievable at any time. More transparent processes and improved reporting tools ensure group reporting is simplified to a significant extent. Thanks to the integrated Business One and its associated optimized data exchange, staff benefit from extensively automated processes, for example in terms of stock and automated order transmission.
New business processes needed
“When we began to collaborate, there was neither an integrated company software nor standardized sales business processes in Dubai”, recalls UNIORG project leader Markus Mevenkamp. “Therefore we first of all had to develop solid and efficient processes together with GEDORE which could be implemented with Business One.” “For us it was a thoroughly exciting, collegial and above all extremely precise project that completely fulfilled our expectations and goals on every level”, adds GEDORE project leader Oliver Pitscher. “UNIORG has impressed us with their know-how in their execution of international SAP projects – particularly here in the implementation of SAP Business One in the existing group structure. One of the templates developed in the Dubai project will in future serve as a model for reusable processes in another group rollout that is already planned for the next sales companies.”
The companies in the Dortmund-based UNIORG Group (www.uniorg.de) have some 180 employees and offer businesses in all industries and of all sizes an extensive range of products and services to solve their problems or implement their requirements as they design, set up, modernize and operate IT systems throughout their businesses. This includes all the aspects of conventional SAP consulting, data center services, operational and support services, integrated e-business solutions and intercompany integration of business information systems. For 40 years, the certified SAP partner has enjoyed an excellent reputation among its customers, which include major corporate groups like Atlas Copco, REWE and Yazaki, as well as many medium-sized companies from a variety of industries, such as ASK Chemicals, EJOT, Hasco, Hella, Leica Camera, VEKA and Wilo.
GEDORE is one of the world’s leading brands for premium tools. The family company has been manufacturing high-quality tools since 1919. With more than 16,000 products, GEDORE offers one of the widest ranges of any European tool manufacturer. All over the world, GEDORE stands for high quality, innovative strength, high performance and reliability as well as optimum service.
The internationally successful company based in Remscheid employs more than 2,500 people at its five German sites as well as production facilities in Brazil, England, Austria and South Africa. GEDORE is represented in more than 70 countries throughout the world. The GEDORE Group also includes the carolus brand which stands for sound tools offering quality assurance “by GEDORE” and the premium OCHSENKOPF brand – a traditional specialist in excellent forestry tools. www.gedore.de
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