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COO.” Albert Bechet. Dexxon Group Holding .YOU NEED A TRUS TED FOUND AT ION “The move to SAP ERP gave us a strong foundation for excellence in our core business functions and the support we need for our overall growth strategy as we continue to expand internationally.

However. SAP NetWeaver unifies technology components into a single platform. and respond flexibly to changing markets to compete better. OPTIMIZE. including partners. As the foundation for enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA). Increasing efficiency within an organization is still of critical importance.. suppliers. INNOVATE SAP is known for providing businesses like yours with the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software needed to gain strategic insight. . Yet the SAP ERP application demonstrates how the SAP vision has broadened. SAP NetWeaver allows organizations to evolve their current IT landscapes into a strategic environment that drives business change. and customers. SAP NetWeaver also helps organizations align IT with their business. SAP® ERP software has been instrumental in increasing employee productivity and enabling informed decisions that set businesses apart from their competition. POWERED BY SAP NetWeaver® SAP ERP is powered by the SAP NetWeaver® platform. T O A C H I E V E B U S I N E S S E XC E L L E N C E A N D I N N O VAT I O N SAP® ERP: SIMPLIFY. . increase productivity. It provides the best way to integrate all systems running SAP or non-SAP software. With SAP NetWeaver. SAP’s concept for ERP software has transcended the organization’s walls to enable automation of end-to-end business processes that extend to the entire business value chain. allowing organizations to reduce IT complexity and obtain more business value from their IT investments. . organizations can compose and enhance business applications rapidly using enterprise services.

Its users require direct access to relevant enterprise information to make effective decisions. which means their ERP software must do more than process transactions. heightened customer expectations. serving more than 38. and process excellence. or internal control. and they hire the best talent on the planet. you can boost your performance as you pass the following major hurdles: • Simplify reporting across complex corporate structures • Improve business processes and increase collaboration with suppliers and customers • Accelerate time to market and time to value with more personalized products and services • Gain agility and speed in your operations • Optimize the use of corporate resources and assets • Deliver higher levels of service and enhance customer satisfaction The SAP ERP application has an extensive range of functionality – including personalized information access and tailored reporting – to help you in all these areas. you are faced with globalization. With the right ERP software. transparency. including organizations of every size and type. innovation. . And it scales to support business requirements of midsize and large organizations. supply chain management. and demands for increased profitability. and product life-cycle management – SAP ERP provides a foundation for growth. whatever their industry or global reach. WINNING ORGANIZATIONS Winning organizations execute core business functions more economically than their competition. they inspire complete confidence. Along the way. The successful enterprise in today’s globally integrated marketplace must have ERP software that effectively addresses its industry-specific needs. SAP has accumulated a unique knowledge base of best practices in more than 25 industries – including yours. These are just a few of the benefits that will increase your competitive lead every single day when your software is SAP ERP. Employees need tools that allow them to perform their jobs efficiently. In providing stakeholders and managers with financial transparency. and they expect software designed for adaptability that grants them the freedom to innovate. With full support to integrate your core business processes – such as customer relationship management.000 customers worldwide. And they continually innovate. compressed business cycles. Constant changes in the business environment only compound these challenges. supplier relationship management. SETTING NEW STANDARDS FOR ERP In the last 30 years.A S YO U R B U S I N E S S E V O LV E S MANAGING TODAY’S BUSINESS CHALLENGES In today’s business climate. You need to be able to respond flexibly without sacrificing profitability. The SAP tradition of leadership continues with a new generation of ERP software that gives your company unprecedented speed and flexibility to improve your bottom line by improving your enterprise resource planning. SAP has become the global leader in business software. They orchestrate business processes to include their customers and suppliers.


robust solutions. Empower your global workforce with a host of easy-to-use . By giving you access to data locked away in legacy and non-SAP software systems. Track costs and the ROI associated with your HR projects. Support your employees through every phase of their employment. Provide a single point of contact for all HR service requests through an employee interaction center. you can manage corporate assets and critical business processes better. they protect your IT investment.S A P E R P P R OV IDES THE F O UN D AT ION A FOUNDATION FOR EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION SAP ERP delivers a set of proven. Respond Faster Empower the people in your organization by providing the information they need to react promptly and respond proactively to market changes and competitive challenges. Manage Your Most Valuable Asset – Your People – Well self-services. As new business scenarios and technologies emerge. SAP ERP provides the tools to leverage the skills and training of your staff. With their extended cross-enterprise functionality. Gain insight into your organization’s key performance indicators. Take actions that improve overall performance and profitability. from recruitment and training to development and promotion. Improve Financial Management Enhance your financial management skills with integrated business analytics. you will find SAP ERP has already positioned your organization for accelerated change. Employ comprehensive analytics and reporting functionality to ensure regulatory compliance.

Operate effectively by using streamlined dashboards to inform your strategic and operational decisions. Deploy only the components you need at the time your business needs require them. Promote collaboration by providing easy access to a consolidated and consistent view of your business processes. suppliers. Curb Integration Costs Master analytics and performance management to proactively identify opportunities and align strategy across your business.. . . and customers to engage with you in real time. . and other functionality as business needs evolve. Sharpen Business Insight to enterprise information. Enable partners. supply chain management. Significantly reduce total cost of ownership. Improve Extensibility Augment functionality and business processes by implementing the SAP xApps™ family of composite applications. product life-cycle management. high-quality software from SAP and its expanding ecosystem of software partners. Profit from direct access Extend your business processes to include just the right mix of customer relationship management. Position your business to adapt to business requirements as you discover them. FOR SUCCESS Reach Further Extend the reach of your business processes beyond your enterprise.

The upgrade was accomplished easily. cost-effectively. corporate travel. and with minimal disruption to our business. health. NOVA Chemicals Corporation . and global trade services SAP ERP provides you with the following functionality: • Self-service – Easy-to-use self-services and role-based access to information • Financial management – Enhanced financial processes and reporting and robust support for regulatory compliance SAP NetWeaver® “The upgrade is our first step in realizing the increased value of SAP ERP to drive continuous business process productivity and innovation. and safety compliance. enterprise assets. quality.” John Wheeler.A C H I E V E P R O C E S S E XC E L L E N C E SAP ERP OFFERS THE FUNCTIONALITY YOU NEED TO ACHIEVE PROCESS EXCELLENCE ACROSS YOUR ENTERPRISE • Human capital management – Maximized potential of your workforce through talent management. workforce deployment. quickly. project portfolios. CIO. and workforce process management • Procurement and logistics – Significant cost savings and higher customer service levels • Product development and manufacturing – Superior manufacturing performance. environment. letting you bring innovations to market faster than your competitors • Sales and service – Streamlined order management resulting in excellent customer satisfaction and reduced administrative costs • Corporate services – Centralized and decentralized services for managing real estate.


integrated. the solution maps help you visualize. and Safety Compliance Mgmt. Quality Management Global Trade Services . plan. By showing what processes SAP and SAP partner solutions support. and implement a coherent. One of these tools is the SAP solution map.sap. SOLUTION MAP End-User Service Delivery Analytics Strategic Enterprise Management Financial Analytics Operations Analytics Workforce Analytics Financials Financial Supply Chain Management Financial Accounting Management Accounting Corporate Governance Human Capital Management Procurement and Logistics Execution Product Development and Manufacturing Sales and Service Talent Management Workforce Process Management Workforce Deployment SAP NetWeaver® Procurement Inventory and Warehouse Management Inbound and Outbound Logistics Transportation Management Production Planning Manufacturing Execution Product Development Life-Cycle Data Management Sales Order Management Aftermarket Sales and Service Professional-Service Delivery Corporate Services SAP® ERP Solution Map Real Estate Management Enterprise Asset Management Project and Portfolio Management Travel Management Environment. and comprehensive information technology solution that covers all your critical business processes.com/businessmaps.AUT OMATE AND EXTEND YOUR BUSINESS PROCESSES SAP ERP SOLUTION MAP: UNLOCKING BUSINESS VALUE SAP ERP supports your most important business processes and provides tools to help you understand how these processes work. SAP solution maps are multilevel blueprints of processes constructed from customer and industry analysts input. plus the technical expertise SAP has acquired through extensive business experience and research. You can review the solution map for SAP ERP online at www. Health.

This evolutionary approach protects your existing IT investments and results in considerable cost savings. more efficient business expansion by eliminating the complexity of managing homegrown or heterogeneous software applications Delivering faster. it also leverages existing IT investments by linking users. and collaborative activities across a broad business community • Makes it possible to add specific functionality as it is needed to support evolving business requirements • Protects and leverages existing investments in SAP solutions Optimizing IT spending • Eliminates IT costs by tightly integrating and optimizing business processes • Reduces capital outlay by eliminating the need to purchase third-party software. best practices. WIT H S A P E RP ESTABLISH A PLATFORM FOR GROWTH AND INNOVATION Enterprises can achieve superior operational performance in all areas of their organization when their business processes are based on SAP ERP. information. . They can adapt quickly and cost-effectively to changing requirements and reduce operating costs in the following ways: Increasing productivity • Improves cost control through advanced management of key business processes across the organization • Improves operational efficiency by extending the reach of business processes throughout and beyond the enterprise • Accelerates response to market changes and competitive challenges Reducing costs through increased flexibility • Improves process standardization. and adaptability by utilizing enterprise SOA • Facilitates access to transactions. with SAP ERP now available as modular building blocks that combine software. higher ROI • Enables rapid implementation techniques that cost less than half what traditional approaches cost • Provides rapid access to needed functionality through preset defaults and prepackaged. thanks to broad and deep functionality • Reduces costs by standardizing enterprise software on a single integrated platform • Enables faster. SAP has revolutionized how upgrades are delivered. industry-specific versions • Enhances the value of existing software investments by increasing their use throughout the enterprise Integrating other systems with SAP solutions is now much easier with the SAP NetWeaver platform. SAP NetWeaver not only integrates IT systems. This means you can implement additional functionality and enhancements incrementally. . Moreover. and services. efficiency. and business processes throughout the organization and across technology boundaries. . information..

the SAP Services offerings foster business process innovation that dramatically improves your operational efficiency.US E S A P S E R V IC ES A TRUSTED BUSINESS PARTNER Drawing on over 30 years of ERP experience and leadership. Leveraging the experience gained during thousands of customer implementations. these services are tailored to your unique business requirements to help you achieve the maximum benefit. and upgrade your SAP enterprise solution. operate. To ensure your projects are completed efficiently and you get the fastest return on your investment. SAP has created robust ERP applications that grow with your business. Delivered by SAP and its partners. support. custom development. These groups represent the broadest and deepest expertise in the industry and cover consulting. lowest total cost of ownership. Through this dynamic network you have access to all the services groups within SAP. Users of earlier versions of SAP software or third-party ERP applications can transition easily to SAP ERP and bring a new dimension of efficiency and flexibility to their businesses. The services groups are there to help you implement. enhance. you can turn to the SAP Services organizations. education. whether you are looking for organization-wide solutions or simply want to standardize your current IT environment. and minimal disruption when you upgrade to the newest release of SAP ERP. and business process outsourcing. hosting. .

.. purchasing. monitor progress on projects. workforce trends and demographics. consolidation and reporting. . financial management. and analyze results • Manage human capital investments by analyzing business outcomes. and working capital management processes • Attract the right people. and analytics activities • Simplify financial reporting compliance for local and international standards • Get superior internal control over operating processes in finance • Gain deeper insight into financial performance across the enterprise • Increase automation of accounting. align their efforts with corporate objectives. and retain top performers • Increase efficiency and help ensure compliance with changing global and local regulations by using standardized and automated workforce processes • Create project teams based on skills and availability. finance. T O IMPL EMEN T A COMPREHEN SIVE SOL U TI ON ENHANCE BUSINESS PROCESSES AND DELIVER NEW VALUE Business Process Shared Services and Business Process Outsourcing Key Capability • Support shared services for HR. track time. and financial management • Enable call center support for managing the global workforce • Choose from a wide selection of business process outsourcing and application hosting partners supported by SAP • Support employee business roles by providing views of information tailored for each role • Boost productivity and efficiency by giving employees and managers direct access to relevant information for human capital management. develop and leverage their talents. and purchasing activities Self-Services • Lower operational costs • Increase responsiveness to information • Improve collaboration and streamline workflow throughout the enterprise Financial Management • Lower the cost of finance operations • Eliminate redundant systems for financial reporting • Increase internal control and lower the cost of financial compliance Human Capital Management • Improve employee retention rates • Lower the cost of training and employee education • Become an employer of choice • Lower the operational costs of HR activities . operations. and workforce planning Business Value • Lower operational costs • Improve quality of HR.

scheduling. and sequencing on the factory floor • Reduce costs by ensuring real-time visibility across all shop-floor processes. such as providing electronic catalogs from which employees can order products and services • Reduce costs through process automation and efficient collaboration with suppliers • Increase customer service level by delivering the right products on time and with high quality • Improve resource utilization by supporting cross-docking processes and data collection technologies. including availability checking and costing • Increase the number of sales orders processed and reduce administrative costs through automation of sales order management and the use of profitable Internet-based solutions such as e-commerce • Deliver greater customer satisfaction by providing easy access to accurate. such as radio frequency identification and bar codes • Enhance productivity of all activities related to the incoming and outgoing movement of physical goods • Reduce transportation costs through better consolidation and collaboration • Shorten time to market through streamlined new-product development • Deliver higher-quality products and ensure punctual delivery of promised orders through optimal planning. timely information • Streamline processes to facilitate cost-effective mobile access for field employees • Improve the management of incentives and commissions to maximize productivity and boost sales • Improve efficiency of travel booking and expense reporting processes • Integrate expense management as part of the overall accounts payable and budgeting systems • Improve analysis of travel spend and policy compliance Business Value • Lower operational costs • Reduce rogue spending • Increase control over purchasing processes • Improve collaboration with trading partners Product Development and Manufacturing • Increase product profitability • Improve fulfillment rates • Reduce customer defection due to poor product quality Sales and Service • Lower the cost of sales by improving internal efficiency • Increase internal control over order-to-cash processes Travel Management • Improve internal control over travel and expense management • Lower operational costs .C H O O S E W I S E LY Business Process Procurement and Logistics Execution Key Capability • Sustain cost savings for all spending categories by automating routine tasks.

maintenance cost budgeting. .. AND S EL ECT PROVEN A PPL IC AT ION S FO R E RP Business Process Real Estate and Property Management Key Capability • Enable property managers to define the real estate infrastructure • Improve efficiency of corporate real estate management • Enable commercial real estate companies to manage contracts and service agreements • Perform preventive and predictive maintenance. and workclearance management • Manage the entire portfolio of projects – from strategic portfolio management to project planning.com/erp. . maintenance execution. execution. please visit www.sap. and accounting Business Value • Improve profitability of commercial real estate companies • Optimize utilization of commercial real estate • Reduce operational cost of managing corporate real estate Asset Management Improve asset utilization rates Project Management Improve visibility of project costs If you would like to know more about SAP ERP and how it can help your company operate more efficiently and profitably. .

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