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Part 1 – Rapid Deployment for SAP ERP in the Chemical Industry

What if there was a way to implement the market-leading ERP in the Chemical industry, pre-configured with 40 years of industry best-practices, in less than 6 months on nearly half the typical project budget?  In a world where Good, Fast and Cheap don’t typically co-exist, SAP Best Practices for Chemicals is a refreshing change from the norm.

SAP has been the market-leading ERP provider in the Chemical industry for decades now, and most people are not surprised to learn that it is run by the vast majority of the global top-100 chemical manufactures.  What many are surprised to learn is that SAP is also run by over 3,200 chemical companies around the globe – most of which are not large enterprises.  The truth is, SAP’s solutions for small to mid-sized companies are world-class, economical and quick to deploy.

How is this possible?

  1. Preconfigured industry template (SAP Best Practices for Chemicals) of 95 business scenarios  relevant for the chemical industry, such as procurement, batch manufacturing, and regulatory compliance
  2. Extensive documentation for evaluation and gap analysis
  3. Built on SAP’s highly scalable and extensible ECC 6.0 platform
  4. Large pool of SAP System Integration partners who build their specific packages based on the industry template provided by SAP
  5. And the best: the template – like all SAP Best Practices solutions – is free of charge!

‘Preconfigured industry template’ means that your ERP system can be loaded in advance with up to 95 business processes specific to operating a chemical company, and can be deployed ‘out of the box’ for many companies.  In fact, it’s not uncommon for organizations to be able to directly apply 80% or more of these processes, focusing their efforts on the incremental 20%.

Best Practices for Chemicals comes with extensive documentation. Each scenario is outlined with flowchart diagrams, a step-by-step business process document, and offline demos.

 

‘Built on SAP’s ECC 6.0 platform’ means that whatever you decide to implement today using the Best Practices templates, can be configured, extended, and grown to any degree you choose into the future.

Our extensive network of qualified partners built their solutions on SAP’s industry template – some even added additional business scenarios – and bundled their respective services around the solution (see part 3 of this blog). 

For companies of any size looking to roll-out or upgrade an ERP system, Best Practices for Chemicals offers industry-leading functionality on a scalable platform with quick implementation times and low cost.  It is a proven solution – SAP and our partners have done it over 200 times in the chemical industry (se part 2 of this blog).

Want more information? Register here and get access to the ‘SAP Best Practices for Chemicals’ site, loaded with presentations, offline demos, and background information.

Part 2 of this blog will discuss actual customer experience

Part 3 of this blog will discuss SAP partner solutions based on the chemical industry template

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