ORBIS PCC instead of Excel: L'Orange integrates product cost calculation completely into SAP ERP

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ORBIS AG is introducing the ORBIS Product Cost Calculator (ORBIS PCC) at L'Orange, a manufacturer of injection systems for large engines in ships, power plants, heavy vehicles and locomotives based in Glatten, Baden-Württemberg. This easy-to-use add-on enables L'Orange GmbH to fully integrate the calculation of manufacturing costs into the existing SAP ERP system.

By switching to the ORBIS Product Cost Calculator, which replaces the calculation with Microsoft Excel, the company expects to gain a wide range of business benefits when calculating manufacturing costs in the course of new or further development of its injection systems for large engines. Since the add-on enables direct access to prices, tariffs, overhead rates, bills of materials or routings in SAP ERP, the costing processes can be carried out in a consistent IT-supported manner on a uniform database and thus in high quality and very precisely. ORBIS PCC automatically uses the latest figures and data from the SAP software, so that all calculations can be flexibly adapted and continuously refined during the course of the calculation with little effort. Until now, all figures and data for the calculation had to be laboriously read out by hand from SAP ERP, transferred to Excel, reconciled and copied back and forth between the applications.

In addition, every calculation created with the add-on is stored in the SAP software. It can therefore be reused together with the associated SAP master data, and the know-how acquired in the process can be used to calculate costing variants. Those responsible at L'Orange hope that this will have a ratio effect, which will help to ensure that the calculations can be prepared with less effort and much faster than before, thus leaving room for core tasks such as identifying and analyzing cost drivers. ORBIS PCC can also be used to run simulations that show, for example, how a change to the material BOM or routings in SAP ERP will affect manufacturing costs - another benefit of the add-on.

In addition to its complete integration in SAP ERP, the user-friendliness of the menu interfaces was a decisive factor in choosing the ORBIS solution. The high level of consulting and process competence of the ORBIS experts in the field of product cost calculation in the SAP environment was also a convincing factor.

The ORBIS Product Cost Calculator is currently being implemented at L'Orange's headquarters in Glatten and is scheduled to go live at the end of the year. After that, the material and product cost calculation of the remaining five production sites will be converted to the ORBIS solution and carried out centrally.

About L’Orange
L'Orange, a Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG company, has been developing, producing and selling pioneering injection systems for large engines from 1,000 to 40,000 kW worldwide for over 80 years. The tradition-rich company currently employs over 1,000 people at its six locations. Its range of products and services covers the entire spectrum of injection technology, including state-of-the-art common-rail technology for all off-highway applications in marine propulsion systems, special vehicles and power plants. A particular strength is the realization of specific system solutions tailored to customer requirements. L'Orange systems supply large engines with a wide range of fuels and additives. Thanks to its worldwide network of dealers and suppliers, the company from Glatten in Baden-Württemberg is also always close to the end customer.
For further information about L’Orange, please visit lorange.com.

ORBIS is an internationally active software and business consulting company. ORBIS advises and supports international corporations and medium-sized companies - from IT strategy and system selection to business process optimization, system implementation and system integration. In doing so, ORBIS relies on the solutions of the market leaders SAP and Microsoft, with whom we have a close partnership. The core competencies include classic Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), SAP S/4HANA, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Logistics (EWM/LES), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Variant Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) On Premise and Cloud, Business Analytics (BI, EPM and Data Warehousing) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). As a reliable partner, ORBIS supports worldwide rollouts of ERP solutions and processes. Own solutions for Industry 4.0, BI, MES, product costing and variant management as well as add-ons based on SAP complete the service portfolio. On the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform, ORBIS offers mature proprietary industry solutions and best practices such as SAP integration. More than 1500 successfully implemented customer projects are proof of our many years of experience in the automotive supply industry, construction supply industry, electrical and electronics industry, mechanical and plant engineering, logistics, metal industry, consumer goods industry and trade as well as pharmaceuticals. Our long-standing customers include Bosch, Eberspächer, Edscha, Hager Group, Heineken Switzerland, Hörmann, hülsta, HYDAC INTERNATIONAL, Jungheinrich, KSB, KUKA Roboter, Magna, Melitta Haushaltsprodukte, Modine, Paul Hartmann, Pilz, Rittal, Schott, SCHUNK, Villeroy & Boch, WAGO Kontakttechnik and the ZF Group.

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