ERP solution for mid sized logistics firm realizes better cost controls
A mid sized client in the Logistics and distribution industry wanted to implement a robust ERP solution for internal use. They used a well known ERP system to achieve real time reporting and resource planning, but it lacked the capability to grow as they grew, so they sought an upgrade to take advantage of better functionality and features, but weren’t sure where to begin.
The client company wanted to adjust their operational reporting capability in response to rapid growth and were outgrowing their current system. They sought a more comprehensive solution to fit their more complex business operational stance and needed a partner skilled in understanding and setting up such a system and tailoring it to their needs.
Specifically, they were experiencing performance issues with reporting, inventory management, budgeting, sales processes. The old ERP solution was more focused on accounting and transactional reporting and did not accommodate their growing need for overall ERP functionality. They wanted to utilize more integrated capabilities than the old solution could provide.
How It Was Solved
We went through discovery of the client challenge and status to understand the business challenge with their business processes to come up with a solution to fit the size and growth trajectory of the client business.
We recommended SAP as the preferred platform in this case because it would allow for a more integrated ERP solution.
We implemented [finance and accounting, fp&a (financial planning and analysis), sales module and inventory management modules).
Implementation was done by the SAP certified implementation team in accordance with best practices.
Better internal controls and better monitoring of the business as a whole led increased accountability and reporting, and allowed the company to better compete.