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Case Study: Implementation of SAP B1 by Demag

Supplier: Ontrack Systems Aus By: Ganesh Natarajan
07 September, 2011

Demag Cranes and Components implemented SAP B1, integrating it to various systems.

The Company

Demag Cranes and Components is a Project Based Company headquartered at Germany running on SAP R/3, with operations across India, UAE, Bahrain, Brazil, Russia and Australia.

The Chief Financial Officer of Demag UAE & Australia decided to implement SAP Business One for their operations in UAE and Bahrain initially to integrate it with the main SAP R/3 in Demag, Germany. They decided to go for SAP B1 for its scalability and possibility of integrating with SAP R3. Since the product is based on a Dot Net framework and with the availability of SDK the management decided to implement this solution and integrate with their legacy system as well as their parent system in a lower cost of ownership.

After a successful implementation, Demag has engaged Ontrack to implement SAP B1 for other locations globally.

Challenges Faced in Demag Cranes

  • SAP Business One Vanilla Product was not a direct fitment.
  • Integration of Multi-Language support
  • Implementation of Project Management, Job Costing, Time Sheet and Payroll Application which was not available in the product.
  • Multi Location Implementation.
  • Training and Employee Motivation.

Services Provided to Demag Cranes

  • ASAP Methodology Implementation Process as per SAP Best Practices.
  • As-Is Study with GAP Analysis Documentation.
  • Business Blueprint with FRD Documentation.
  • Customization and Twining of Project Management and Job Costing Add-on as per the business process requirement of Demag Cranes.
  • Development of Timesheet Add-on and its integrations with Project Management and Payroll Calculation.
  • Integration of Project Management, Job Costing, Timesheet and Payroll ADDONS with SAP B1 and define the business flow as per requirement.
  • Online training and onshore training on department head and end user level.
  • Dashboard integration for the Management Users.
  • Legacy System Data Migration.
  • Providing Codified Chart of Accounts as per SAP R/3 defined COA in Demag Germany.

Advantages of Demag Cranes

  • Smarter and User Defined GUI Screens.
  • Easy Report Development and External Integration.
  • Multiple Language Implementations.
  • Lower Cost of Ownership with less resource utilization and Zero Risk.
  • Integration with SAP R/3.