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Customer Story

B. Braun Medical Remedies SAP® Data Entry Process with Automate Studio

B. Braun Medical Inc. is a global manufacturing and market leader of healthcare products and services. It has helped advance the safety and efficacy of patient care across a number of market segments, ranging from regional anesthesia to orthopedics to safety infusion systems.

In the United States, B. Braun is a leader in infusion therapy, pharmacy and anesthesia, and a pioneer in passive safety and DEHP/PVC-free medical technology.  Through its Sharing Expertise® initiative, B. Braun collaborates with customers, partners and employees to perfect the delivery of optimal patient care.

B. Braun Medical deployed SAP version 4.6C in 2000 and has implemented modules FI, SD, CO, and MM. SAP ECC6 will be rolled out in 2009.

Challenge

One challenge B. Braun Medical faced was the monthly electronic American Express bill, containing pages and pages of data, being entered manually into SAP.  The company needed to find a way to automate this process and reduce the many days of data entry it was taking. However, this task would require programming resources and with limited IT staff, this wasn’t considered critical enough. Additionally, manual re-entry of data that already existed in other formats was creating errors and causing further delays.

After evaluating several solutions, B. Braun selected Automate Studio in 2006. Automate Studio records the steps that a user takes to complete any SAP transaction and maps the relevant SAP fields to an Excel spreadsheet, easily creating a transaction template. Employees in finance, accounts payable, accounts receivables, purchasing, production planning, and other depart-ments use this tool to eliminate tedious, redundant manual data entry and other repetitive tasks in SAP.

Unlike the tools provided by SAP, such as BDC and ABAP, which are too technical for many end-users, Precisely Automate solutions offered easy-to-use automation tools to connect Microsoft Excel or Access with SAP.

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