SAP Master Data Management
Empower your business teams to improve SAP master data quality, streamline master data processes across your SAP landscape, and deliver maximum business impact from your ERP investment.
Automation solutions delivering SAP-enabled Excel workbooks or business-friendly web forms from Precisely Automate allow you to work faster, standardize and govern processes, and get SAP master data right the first time (and keep it right).
Better quality material and product data, faster
To remain competitive in the dynamic world of product manufacturing and its associated processes, speed, agility, and data quality are essential.
The manufacturing processes you manage in SAP require vast amounts of interdependent data – including master data and transactional data – and material master is just the tip of the iceberg. To avoid costly downstream delays and errors, all your product data needs to be current, accurate and compliant; that’s tough to do if you’re manually entering it into SAP.
Think about all the time spent on day-to-day manual data creation and maintenance of materials, BoMs, routings, and other SAP product data. An SAP Master Data automation solution from Precisely Automate enables you to digitize and accelerate the creation and maintenance of this data while improving compliance and governance.
Thanks to Excel-based automation, you can create or update thousands of records in just minutes – freeing up time that can be focused on other valuable business objectives. And for processes that need managed, automated workflows, you have the option of automating Excel files through the process, or using business friendly, role-based forms that allow users across your enterprise to enter, manage and review data when and where needed, to deliver faster processes, greater agility, improved data quality and complete process governance.
Book orders faster
Customers are the lifeblood of your organization – and they don’t have any time to wait for orders to arrive.
In today’s dynamic digital landscape, it’s more critical than ever to create customers in your SAP system fast and accurately, ensuring that their master data is right the first time, every time. Why? It leads to orders being booked faster, reduced shipping and billing errors, and, ultimately, happier customers and sales teams.
Better manage your customer data by speeding up and automating SAP customer master create and change requests, while improving data accuracy and compliance with Precisely’s Automate platforms – Automate Studio, Automate Studio Manager and Automate Evolve.
And, by adopting Automate Evolve’s external portals as part of a customer management solution for SAP, you can enable your B2B customers to update, review and add relevant data directly through an online form. This can speed up and simplify customer management processes, while allowing you to maintain compliance and governance. All as part of your SAP automation initiatives.
Streamline vendor onboarding & maintenance
Vendor satisfaction and performance are likely top-of-mind for your business – after all, suppliers play such a pivotal role in your operations.
That said, vendor onboarding and maintenance can be complex, slow, and tedious. This is where an automated forms and workflow solution can help immensely – speeding up vendor master data creation and update requests by 50% or more, while boosting data quality and ensuring your processes are always compliant and governed.
And by empowering members of your team without SAP technical programming skills to build flexible workflow automation solutions, you’ll be able to handle any vendor type, collect necessary data, and make audits easy – all at a fraction of the time and costs associated with IT-centric tools, and without risks to SAP data security.
For mass data maintenance needs, a flexible, scalable, Excel-based automation platform that enables you to extract, update and re-post large amounts of data to SAP can be an ideal solution. Specially if that platform maintains your strict compliance and governance requirements.
Finally, by adopting Automate Evolve’s external portals as part of a vendor management solution for SAP, you can enable vendors to update, review and add relevant data directly through an online form. This can speed up and simplify vendor management processes, while allowing you to maintain compliance and governance. All as part of your SAP automation initiatives.
New Product Introduction (NPI)
Product manufacturing and launch processes are highly complex; frequently made up of multiple sub-processes that span many domains, from vendor and materials to distribution, logistics, customers, finance and more. Managing all of this complexity is challenging.
Imagine cutting your product launch cycle time by 50% or more with a digitized, streamlined, and automated new product introduction solution from Precisely that is designed specifically to handle the complexities of SAP product introduction and manufacturing processes.
Precisely Automate’s NPI solution eliminates slow, error-prone, manual launch processes, scales your launch capacity without needing to add headcount, and gets you on the fast-track to quicker, more successful launches using the right software, services, and industry best practices.
Move faster than your market
Changing customer preferences, disruptive market entrants, and rapidly evolving technology are transforming the food and beverage industry.
Today, more data is available to consumers than ever before, and that’s causing a major shift in their buying behavior. Products that offer health, transparency, sustainability, and convenience are in high demand.
In order to compete and thrive in this new world, you need to get products into the market faster and a NPI solution for your SAP food and beverage manufacturing processes, that moves faster than the market can help you get there. Imagine launching new products into these dynamic markets at unprecedented speed and scale while gaining visibility into all aspects of the launch process.
Don’t let complex, data intensive, and manual SAP product launch processes slow you down. Find out how Precisely Automate can give you a competitive advantage and better business results while improving data quality, compliance, integrity and governance.
Swift & steady wins the race to market
If you’re a manufacturer, you understand that your sector is undergoing profound changes caused by shifting consumer demographics, disruptive business models, new technology and small, agile market entrants. To survive in this dynamic world, you must deliver new products at unprecedented speed and scale – and that can be challenging when you run your operations using SAP ERP.
Complex, data-intensive SAP processes are often the bottleneck keeping manufacturers from competing with more agile companies – in fact, spreadsheets, email, and even paper forms are still a dominant method of data collection and management that companies use for product data outside of their SAP systems. And the problems with these systems are often compounded by slow, manual SAP data management processes which lead to poor data quality, a lack of governance and higher business risks.
In this rapidly changing landscape, every day in your launch cycle counts – and automating slow, manual processes can be the difference between your product’s success and failure. With the Precisely Automate platform, we help you swiftly get product data into your SAP system, and automate all critical tasks in between the “go” from research and development, to the product launch.
Imagine launching new products into these dynamic markets at unprecedented speed and scale while gaining visibility into all aspects of the launch process? Don’t let complex, data intensive, and manual SAP product launch processes slow you down. Find out how Precisely Automate can give you a competitive advantage and better business results while improving data quality, integrity, process compliance, and governance.
“The fact is that we’re getting to market much faster, and that means significant revenue recognition opportunities.”
Getting data right the first time
While it’s clear that the need to get your products to market faster is critical, optimizing and automating all the SAP processes associated with launching and manufacturing your products also needs to be a top priority.
You make critical decisions based on the product data entered into your SAP ERP system during your launch process, so that data has to be right the first time. To make this as efficient as possible, our Automate Evolve automation platform helps you optimize the process where the right stakeholders check and approve data before it hits your SAP systems. You’ll also be able to utilize automated data validation and error-flagging capabilities that improve data quality.
Remaining competitive is key for dynamic industries. You need to create launch processes that effortlessly flex and scale with your changing business. Automated launch processes can easily be set up to launch product variants, or meet different plant or regional needs, ensuring that you don’t lose ground to more nimble competitors.
We’ll help you build dashboards that give you process visibility that helps you quickly determine how your launch is progressing, and give you the power to drill down into the details to find problem areas and reallocate resources to meet deadlines. It’s time to make the move from chaos to predictability.