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You may have heard that paper business isn’t doing well because people often use electronic devices for reading newspapers, or for browsing catalogues, instead of using paper-bound media. Well, at least I do at times….

But not all sections of paper business are declining!

In fact, the global consumption of hygiene products is growing steadily, and all of us are buying a lot of stuff in the internet. This stuff gets shipped one day and it requires (protective) packaging. In consequence packaging producers are doing quite well, mostly. When business picks up, you could hire additional staff to cope with additional work, but labour is expensive in most developed countries.

The question remains: How would you deal with 600% production growth in 7 years?

The answer is automation, supported by software solutions integrated along the value chain. Marvinpac launched their digital transformation with SAP S/4HANA, which allows them to fulfill the multiple individual packaging requirements all their customers require. Empowered by SAP S/4HANA, Marvinpac experienced a true digital transformation to attract new customers, ensure traceability and innovate its services.

Established in 1999, Marvinpac is a leading player in contract packing (co-packing) in Europe on the markets of foodstuffs and confectionery, cosmetics and beauty care, hospitality and premium accessories.

Watch the full customer testimonial video here >

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  1. Stefan Weisenberger

    Interesting comments from Marvinpac in a more detailed Czech video (English subtitles):

    • They were first worried to move to an ERP in the cloud, considered it a a great risk as they were the first to do this in Czech republic.
      My point of view: When you move to a new technology like S/4HANA, cloud can actually be a helpful means to solve challenges like: How manage upfront hardware invest? How to estimate system sizing? How to find right resources to run the new stack?
    • Love their comment “we are not even aware it operates in the cloud” – meaning availability does not seem an issue nowadays anymore.
    • Interesting aspect to consider for similarly growth-hungry companies – as Marvinpac puts it: “We did not expect to grow so fast.”  A key advantage for going cloud is the elasticity and the flexibility to scale up. For Marvinpac, this seems to be clearly the right choice.

    The implementor Sabris have received a SAP CEE quality award for the speedy implementation.
    Marvinpac uses Cloud4com for cloud infrastructure as a service on the SAP HANA in-memory platform.

    Thanks for posting this. Adds to the picture of why and when to run ERP in the cloud.


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