The first version of SAP was launched in 1979 and right from its inception it has slowly become mandatory to maintain business operations. It interprets business processes and facilitates technical agility to respond to the ever-growing demands of business.
The dependence on technology has been increasing each day and it literally defines the way a business performs in an ever-changing environment. From financial reporting to uploading & downloading of data, every process needs to be streamlined to ensure that a business can achieve that competitive edge over the rest. Uploading 100 records to SAP in an hour, in comparison to 10,000 in an hour, makes a difference of millions in terms of revenue.
In this era of automation, SAP business processes also need to be streamlined to make them more efficient and cost-effective. Uptrix, a consulting company focused on SAP has collaborated with innovative companies like Innowera and Excel4apps to provide easy to use tools, which simplify SAP business processes and enable faster decision making.
Here are some scenarios where businesses need to streamline popular SAP working methodology and use customized applications to reap additional benefits.
- Data Uploads & Error Handling
How can business users be given the power to manage and validate day-to-day data?
Working with big data is a time-consuming process and validating data quality takes even longer. The better the quality of data, the more effective a business can be. A third-party tool is available through Uptrix that allows users to upload multiple lines of data through Excel. This is a more secure process as this application not only makes data validation a breeze, but also manages error handling in one simple step. Integrating Excel directly with SAP through an RFC, enables business users to run processes without having to ever open an SAP screen.
- Eliminating dependence on SAP Consultants
How can turn-around time be shortened when it comes to managing custom SAP Programs or Financial Reports?
Creating bulk upload programs or creating custom reports in SAP need to be done by either external consultants or in-house consultants. Business users end up waiting since they are forced to depend on a third person. Third party tools from Uptrix, enable end users to create mass upload scripts themselves & generate custom reports without the help of a consultant. This eliminates the waiting period & makes business processes run ahead of schedule. Business users also get to work with their tool of choice, Excel.
- Data migration simplified
What is the easiest way to move data from one SAP server to another?
Data migration can be a tedious process where ABAP consultants need to write custom programs to achieve objectives. This becomes a project in itself and business users who know the data the best, are usually left out of the loop. The tools provided by Uptrix enable business users to extract the desired data from one SAP server into Excel, modify it if required & then upload this data to another SAP server. By doing this, the people who are actually in-charge of the data are the ones who are managing it.
- Real-time & Drill-down Financial reporting at your fingertips
Do business users need to wait for SAP BW/BI to be refreshed to access live data?
Month-end closure & Year-end closure is always a busy time. For these scenarios the data needs to be spot on. Running financial reports in BI has a dependence on when the database has been refreshed. Multiple departments need to come together to ensure smooth operations, but this is rarely the case. It would be a lot easier if users could just extract live data from SAP tables and execute reports. The application offered by Uptrix does exactly this and helps end users create & generate reports of their choice.
As businesses are expanding and technology is exploding, current ERP technology also needs to be improved. The end goal is to improve productivity & reduce costs.