SAP HANA in sidecar mode: Klingele ignites the turbo for CO-PA reporting
ORBIS AG has implemented the SAP HANA CO-PA Accelerator in-memory solution and the SAP BusinessObjects Analysis Edition for Microsoft Office analysis tool at Klingele Papierwerke GmbH & Co. KG, a leading manufacturer of corrugated base paper and corrugated packaging solutions. With this modern and very powerful platform, the internationally active family-owned company from Remshalden near Stuttgart, Germany, can handle cost allocations for Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) in its SAP ERP application as fast as an arrow and perform analyses down to the line item level. Thanks to the cooperative partnership of all those involved in the project and the high level of commitment of the ORBIS consultants, the new solutions were implemented in just two months.
The data from SAP ERP required for earnings and market segment accounting is now replicated in "real time" to the SAP HANA-based in-memory solution, which is placed alongside the ERP solution in the sidecar model so that the evaluations are available immediately. "Query response times have been reduced by a factor of 50. Whereas it used to take around ten minutes for the desired reports to be available, today it takes around ten to 15 seconds," says Oliver Schiessl, IT manager at Klingele GmbH & Co. KG. This leaves the controlling department, which performs several such analyses per day, more room for core tasks, such as error analysis or the interpretation of key figures that management can use for its decisions.
With the intuitive SAP BusinessObjects Analysis front end, which replaces outdated SAP report generators and "rigid" ABAP reporting, reports on profitability and profitability analyses can also be created much more easily and conveniently than before. The business users in Controlling are provided with the key figure reports in the familiar Microsoft Excel environment, where they can then process the data further or use it for additional calculations without any problems. At the same time, Controlling benefits from unprecedented flexibility in CO-PA analyses, as it can now independently create ad-hoc queries and execute them in almost "real time". By independently obtaining the information they need in the form of a BI self-service, business users are also less dependent on the IT department, which also benefits from this and can use freed-up capacities for other tasks.
And it goes on: In the foreseeable future, the paper and corrugated board manufacturer wants to roll out the SAP HANA CO-PA Accelerator and SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, which is currently used by the controlling department of the corrugated board plant at its headquarters in Remshalden, to all other corrugated board plants. The introduction of special management cockpits is also planned.
About Klingele Papierwerke GmbH & Co. KG
Klingele Papierwerke GmbH & Co. KG is an internationally active family-owned company based in Remshalden near Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and is one of the leading manufacturers of corrugated base paper and corrugated board packaging solutions. The innovative, dynamic company covers the entire process chain, from the development and manufacture of packaging solutions to consulting with regard to automation concepts and micro-logistics, right through to logistics handling and just-in-time delivery. Products are customized based on the requirements of customers, who come from the food, logistics, electronics and retail sectors, among others. If requested, Klingele can also take care of picking and shipping the packaging solutions. The Klingele Group, which has six corrugated plants, six converting plants and two paper mills in Europe, generated sales of around 375 million euros in 2015 with more than 1,300 employees
Further information can be found at klingele.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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