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Rapid Deployment Functions making work with SAP more efficient

During many years of experience, numerous optimizations and add-ons for making work with the SAP system more efficient have resulted from the FIS-developed solutions. All companies with SAP solutions benefit from these developments as from Release ECC 6.0. For a cross-industry use of SAP solutions, FIS offers single modules of its FIS/wws and FIS/smw all-in-one solutions as "Rapid Deployment Functions" (RDF). Even though these practical individual modules come without the more comprehensive range of functions of the FIS/wws optimizations, they reliably eliminate bottlenecks in SAP systems or at interfaces in SAP, such as Datanorm or GAEB.

 

By using Rapid Deployment Functions (RDF), you increase the efficiency of your SAP system or enhance it by important functions. Similar to modular systems, RDFs can also be used individually.

Your benefit

  • Field-tested functions
  • No development risk
  • No maintenance fees
  • Immediate availability and uncomplicated installation through individual FIS namespace
  • More convenient work than with SAP standard
  • Enhanced functions for the standard version
  • Optimized SAP DATANORM and GAEB exchange

What Rapid Deployment Functions does FIS offer for SAP?

Many companies process complex objects and projects, such as building projects. The object manager is used to map projects in the system already during the presales phase. At the same time, you manage documents and data centrally, such as dates, status specifications or responsibilities for trades. Specific price conditions relevant for quotation and order creation can also be taken into account. The FIS quotation and project monitor visually formats the defined information and spares valuable time for the quick search for desired information via diverse search parameters.

In the German building trade, service description data is increasingly exchanged in the GAEB format (Joint Committee for Electronics in Construction). This standardization of formats of the data exchanged between the persons involved has many advantages. However, it requires a GAEB-capable interface as with DATANORM. The GAEB and ÖNORM FIS solution supports these formats in all phases relevant for the manufacturer and trade. In addition to GAEB, the FIS RDF supports the inbound and outbound processing in the ÖNORM B2063 format (exchange of service description data in electronic form according to Austrian standardization). Using this specific FIS solution, you adopt GAEB files in your system and generate GAEB files from SAP SD documents. A specific FIS DATANORM interface is available for all DATANORM users.

The quotation costing optimization enables the calculation of material groups at group and item level. For this purpose, all items of a quotation are grouped according to a default setting. This allows you, for instance, to make uniform calculations of entire material groups, such as the sanitary or installation group. Advantages: improved control of the contribution margins, higher margins and relieved persons responsible in operative business.

In many companies, service specifications and major contracts are part of the day-to-day business. The diverse items are clearly displayed (according to trades, construction stages) on quotations, price specifications and order confirmations.

 

The FIS solution records this structure easily and with little time expenditure and maps it on SD documents. In this way, the chance of order placing is increased considerably. Due to available FIS GAEB and DATANORM interfaces in SAP, both formats can be used in the day-to-day business.

The FIS cash sales solution is used to process prompt cash or card payments in your system. Workflow-controlled processes automatically trigger downstream processing steps, such as delivery creation, goods issue posting, customer invoice and payment receipt posting on the respective POS account.

 

Teleagents are always confronted with similar questions and requirements. The FIS solution displays the most frequently requested information in a clearly arranged user interface.

 

It often happens that quotations and orders must be adapted to the individual customer or vendor requirements and sent via diverse communication channels. The flexible FIS solution implements the diverse requirements on form layout and output in an uncomplicated way and makes a variable price marking (company or end user).

 

This solution is used by the sales responsible to generate plant inquiries from customer quotations, which relieves the purchasing department in vendor inquiry processing since only the vendor purchase prices for the requested items are entered during further processing.

Let your vendor assume responsibility for your warehouse stocks. In doing so, you reduce your process costs and optimize MRP. Our solution is used to send current stocks and sales data to the vendor via EDI or WebEDI. The vendor then executes a replenishment planning for your warehouse by means of this information. The vendor system automatically generates a sales order and transmits the order confirmation to your system via EDI.

The FIS Rapid Deployment Function for the MRP list is used to process and valuate purchase requisitions more efficiently. The solution simulates the increase of the minimum reorder point allowing purchasers or MRP controllers to optimally benefit from scaled conditions, which simplifies the entire purchase order processing. The procedure increases the delivery capacity and reduces the purchase order costs. The display in a user interface is an additional advantage. In this way, the purchaser or MRP controller enters all information relevant for MRP at a glance. Here as well, DATANORM for SAP is taken into account. 

The ABC/XYZ analysis classifies and analyses the warehouse stocks according to value and frequency of consumption. Depending on the material and consumption values, MRP and forecast are made according to customized settings. Since these settings are made by means of the values from the ABC/XYZ analysis, it significantly influences the availability of the material and the order and warehouse costs. This makes this analysis form an indispensable statistical and logistic procedure for an efficient just-in-time production especially in companies with a high production rate.

 

The FIS solution specifically developed for this requirement automatically executes the ABC/XYZ analysis in regular intervals. If required, the person responsible gets all information relevant for decision-making in a list.

 

DATANORM is a file format for exchanging article master data. FIS provides a DATANORM interface both for outbound files, such as the data exchange between trade and customer, and for inbound files, such as the data exchange between vendor and trade. Our interface is appropriate for all scenarios with DATANORM exchange in SAP.

The returns monitor maps, monitors and controls the business processes of customer and vendor returns. In addition to the creation of customer returns, deliveries and material return postings, all following steps of further processing up to the dispatch of the returns material to the vendor are executed from this interface. At the same time, you are able to trace the single steps.

 

The entire logistic procedure is processed via the returns monitor from entry and stock movement to credit memo entry. This applies to vendor and customer. Further functions are stock postings (e.g. scrap transactions) and comprehensive display options for master and movement data.

It often happens that several deliveries and packages are sent to the same goods recipient on the same day. The transport via an external express delivery service provider is often more economic if deliveries exclusively classified according to a lower weight, volume or other criteria are sent to a single goods recipient on a specific day. The FIS solution "Shipment with express delivery service providers" avoids superfluous double deliveries due to the inspections described before. You can flexibly react to changes in operative day-to-day business as usual. The FIS solution sustainably reduces freight and transport costs and implements the shipment via the DHL, DPD, UPS and Schweizer Post express delivery service providers.

Rapid Deployment Functions for warehouse logistics – SAP LES/WM

The ABC analysis by FIS is used to analyze the current warehouse stock situation with regard to article stock movements. The detailed information allows you to trigger response activities, such as material master stock transfers or classifications, directly in the transaction and to verify fast- and slow-moving items in the warehouse stock.

The print manager is used for a finer control of the document print as an alternative to the existing standard options. It includes preconfigured and field-tested forms and labels for all relevant warehouse processes. The FIS solution provides, for instance, options for printing warehouse labeling with preconfigured labels for storage bins, storage units, employee ID cards as well as other forms and labels.

The overall monitoring tool for warehouse activities enables a fast and effective monitoring of all warehouse processes at any time. All relevant warehouse operations are formatted graphically in such a way that the warehouse situation can be recognized at a glance. This optimizes the quick and easy recognition of critical situations. Diverse and individual display options enable the user to optimally use the tool. 

This FIS enhancement includes functions for processing the most important warehouse processes in a paperless way by using a radio data transmission application (RF). The ergonomic dialogs dynamically adapt to the usual display sizes. Field-proven and intuitive control elements support the user and also enable the operation of touch screens.

Preconfigured and field-tested putaway and stock removal strategies (FIFO, LIFO) allow a quick mapping of your putaway and stock removal processes. Consequently, complex programming works are omitted.

This solution clearly maps the complete goods receipt process of your company. The optimized environment of the package accelerates the goods receipt processes. Diverse and additional functions, such as bypass processing for preparing received goods for shipment in goods receipt, allow the simple and efficient processing of goods receipts.

The monitoring cockpit provides specific and field-proven functions to be able to monitor and immediately control warehouse core processes. The provided cockpit bundles many additional functions, which support you in quickly accessing information. This enables you to immediately take respective measures in critical situations.

In the warehouse center, your favorite transactions for the respective processes are provided in a visually appealing and easy-to-use environment. If you use stationary work centers in your warehouse, you no longer have to select these transactions via complex command lines or via the Easy Access menu tree. Instead, you use the FIS center as an overall application for all favorite or most frequently used warehouse transactions.

This solution provides an enhanced functional scope for physical inventory in SAP LES/WM. Additional functions can be used to optimize the control and evaluation of inventory processes. Goods movements become more transparent. Besides enhanced transactions, tried and tested physical inventory count lists (forms) are also available in the portrait and landscape formats.

Smart devices are increasingly used in the delivery of goods. The FIS/smw Proof of delivery mobile app, which is fully integrated in the SAP system, documents the delivery made and provides on-site support. Enter the digital signature of the goods recipient via mobile devices. Optionally, you can document the transfer via photos as well as notes that are finally stored automatically in the SAP system for the relevant outbound delivery.

 

  • Entry of the goods recipient's digital signature directly on the mobile device
  • Entry of any kind of texts or notes relative to the process incl. the transfer to your SAP system
  • Creation of photos relative to the documentation incl. the transfer to the system.
  • FIS/smw automatically stores the signature integrated in the form, the optionally entered text as well as photos
  • Automatically stores the proof of delivery as delivery attachment. As a consequence, the goods receipt is digitally, easily and quickly documented in your main system

Do you have questions regarding the FIS solutions with DATANORM interfaces for SAP or would you like to get detailed information on our Rapid Deployment Functions? Do not hesitate to call us or send us an e-mail. The FIS specialists will be pleased to answer all questions regarding the different Rapid Deployment Functions and all other FIS optimizations.

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Martin Zidek
Martin Zidek
Head of Sales – Business Unit SAP, Technical Wholesale and Industries