SAP Business All-in-One for IM&C

ISSUES FACING SME MANUFACTURING COMPANIES

In today’s global economy, Small and Midsize Enterprises (SMEs) face a rapidly evolving set of competitive challenges. As SME companies grow, many find it difficult to retain the characteristics and values that initially led to their success. Changing market conditions, shifting supply chain requirements, and varying customer service demands all impact the level of agility, flexibility, and ultimately the strong customer relationships responsible for past success and essential for continued success. Decreased customer responsiveness and less timely operational decisions can result when non-scalable systems fail to handle the increased transaction volumes and variety driven by a growing customer base. Smooth Supply Chain Performance depends heavily on managing the increasingly complex coordination and communication with your supplier and partner network. For survival, growth and competitive advantage, your enterprise systems must reflect excellence, provide adaptability, and should empower your resources with the information, solutions and services necessary to support better business decisions.

D+A FOCUS DELIVERS RAPIDLY AT A LOW COST

D+A FOCUS, a qualified SAP Business All-in-One solution for the Industrial Machinery and Components (IM&C) industry, provides SME organizations a comprehensive, powerful, prepackaged business software solution that addresses your competitive challenges. D+A FOCUS is an integrated application, built on the proven SAP ECC 6.0 platform, that has SAP Best Practices for IM&C “built in.” Dickinson + Associates consultants incorporated our years of industry knowledge and expertise to develop the D+A FOCUS solution. The result is a comprehensive implementation model that delivers the processes, content and methodologies, and provides a rapid, low-cost deployment of a scalable technology solution specifically built for your industry.

D+A Focus Building Blocks

By adding in your critical business data (products, customers, vendors, bills of material, etc.), D+A FOCUS is implemented to meet the specific needs of your IM&C organization.

THE RIGHT COMPONENTS FOR YOUR BUSINESS 

D+A FOCUS fits the needs of SME companies seeking a comprehensive, integrated industry solution to power their business from end-to-end. It provides the robust process scope needed by IM&C organizations, including: financials, sales, procurement, inventory, manufacturing, shipping and product development. Optional components support processes for complex products with configurable options, quality management requirements or customer service needs. These preconfigured business scenarios help SME companies realize rapid benefits with a low Total Cost of Ownership.

D+A FOCUS provides best-in-class IM&C practices and templates, molded into an approach that enables adaptive, continuous business process improvements. It drives new efficiencies in key business processes, such as:

  • Design-to-deploy
  • Quote & configure-to-cash
  • Plan-to-produce
  • Procure-to-pay
  • Delivery-to-disposal
  • Budget-to-close

KEY BENEFITS D+A FOCUS OFFERS YOUR ENTERPRISE

D+A FOCUS imparts visibility to product and cash flow information, along with the tools needed to enable and manage growth. Key benefits include:

  • An SAP ERP pre-configured solution specifically for IM&C
  • Simplified implementation with a 16–24 week timeline
  • Fixed price and fixed scope
  • Facilitates ease of use and acceptance
  • Minimal business disruption
  • Scalable for growth

WHY DICKINSON + ASSOCIATES

Dickinson + Associates is an SAP Value Added Reseller and Business All-in-One partner. Empowered with D+A FOCUS Dickinson + Associates can help transform your SME organization for growth and profitability.