Wednesday, September 25, 2013

SAP budgeting solution Allevo from Kern AG

While at the Controlling 2013 conference, we enjoyed speaking with our neighboring exhibitor Kern AG. Adrian Rochofski and Alexandra Stegmann showed us how their Allevo budgeting solution for SAP integrates Excel and SAP to optimize the budgeting process in SAP. Allevo reduces the complexity of planning, especially for users new to SAP, while taking full advantage of SAP's sophistication. Allevo can shorten the time required to budget, reduce staff workload, and increase data quality, enabling controllers and business owners to invest more time in analysis instead of data management (a common theme with our own JETS cost adjustment solution). We'd encourage all SAP users interested in improving their planning processes to take a look at Allevo.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Controlling 2013 - HPC JETS demonstrations

We've been at ERP Corp's Controlling 2013 conference in San Diego the last few days, and are blown away by the experience, knowledge, and engagement level of the attendees. Everyone here truly knows SAP Financials well, and the conversations demonstrate a much higher signal-to-noise ratio than at other events we've attended. Controlling 2013 has offered what we'd hope to see from any professional conference: substance, expertise, and collegial exchange. Even better, John, Alice, and the rest of the ERP Corp team have been exemplary hosts.

During Controlling 2013, we've demonstrated the HPC Journal Entry Transfer Solution (JETS) live, with practical examples of adjusting cost objects in SAP. (Watch an online video of how HPC JETS can adjust both primary and secondary costs.) Everyone gets it, nodding their heads in appreciation, and most recognize how it could benefit their organizations. We even had an opportunity to present JETS to SAP's Janet Salmon, perhaps the most definitive source of SAP CO product knowledge.

HPC CEO Jerry Cavalieri walks SAP's Janet Salmon through the JETS cost adjustment solution.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

New project: work management, overheads, BCS reports, and HPC JETS upgrade

One of our latest customer projects is to strengthen the integration between work management functions in the SAP Plant Maintenance (PM) and Controlling (CO) modules with the Financials (FI) and FERC modules by automating the FERC indicator assignment to work orders of various types. We're also designing and implementing an overhead-centric process for allocations that simplifies legacy processes and speeds up the month-end close, and developing automated Budget Control System (BCS) reports that eliminate manual data manipulation outside of SAP. And last but not least, we're upgrading the customer's HPC Journal Entry Transfer Solution (JETS) software to version 2.0, which adds control over secondary costs to JETS' already robust functionality for simple, fast cost adjustments in SAP. Watch a video demo of HPC JETS v2.0.