Industry solutions with SAP S/4HANA
SAP offers solutions and best practices for numerous industries and their specific requirements and goals - for the chemical industry , the life science industry, retail or even industrial manufacturing.
Perfectly tailored to your needs
The preconfigured SAP best practice standards are available for a wide range of sectors and industries. Even industry-specific requirements can be easily mapped using the standards.
Those who rely on best practices should not do things by halves. With the "Guardian of the Standard Concept", we ensure that companies benefit maximally and permanently from standard processes.
Do you have a requirement in your industry that you cannot map with the standardized best practices? Then adapt it or simply extend the world of the standard with suitable apps.
If they do it right, companies will become more flexible and faster with SAP S/4HANA and can reap the many benefits of digitization. Would you like to know more? Our experts will be happy to advise you!
Thomas Pasquale, Managing Partner"Best practice standards? GAMBIT has them for all sectors and industries!
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Industry Solutions and SAP Best Practices
Every company is unique, but every industry is also different. In most industries and sectors, there are therefore often additional, very specific requirements - over and above the business processes that are central to all companies.
SAP has therefore been offering companies special industry solutions for many years: Industry Solutions. They are now available for around 30 industries: from chemicals to banking, from pharmaceuticals and life sciences to high-tech and electronics.
The solutions are developed by SAP and partner companies on an open platform, the Business Technology Platform. The solutions are compatible with SAP S/4HANA and are connected and used via the Industry Cloud and API interfaces.
In addition, with SAP S/4HANA, SAP has continued to expand the range of SAP Best Practices for numerous industries and sectors and has also already integrated many of the previous industry solutions into the standard. In the meantime, best practice standards are available for most industries, which also meet very individual requirements.
Standardized business processes for a wide range of industries
SAP Best Practices are ready-to-use, preconfigured processes based on the experience and knowledge gained from a large number of projects in a wide range of sectors and industries - they are thus, so to speak, the benchmark for how an ideal process should run.
- The best practices can be easily activated and help companies to solve their requirements faster and easier than before.
- They are the basis for implementing lean and flexible architectures with SAP S/4HANA - by way of a new implementation.
- The implementation of SAP S/4HANA itself can also be accelerated and simplified with the best practices.
With the field-tested "Guardian of the Standard Concept", GAMBIT ensures that SAP Best Practices are adhered to and maximized during the implementation of SAP S/4HANA.
The goal of the companies should be to map as many business processes as possible with the help of the Best Practices, in this way to permanently draw maximum benefit from the standardized processes - and to use as few individual solutions as possible.
Advantages with GAMBIT at a glance
- Establishment of lean and flexible IT architectures with SAP S/4HANA Cloud (public or private cloud)
- Complete integration of the Business Technology Platform (BTP)
- Immediately available and activatable standards for almost any industry requirement
- "Guardian of the Standard Concept" (ensuring maximum standardization of your own business processes when implementing SAP S/4HANA)
- Unlimited extensions by apps via GAMBIT's own App-Factory or apps from third parties
- Reduced risks through professional risk and change management
- In-depth industry knowledge and many years of experience
Industry example: Life sciences and chemical industry
The life sciences and chemical industry is currently facing some very specific challenges. Currently, for example, there is not only increasing pressure to protect sensitive data and systems, but also to ensure delivery capability in the usually highly complex supply chains worldwide.
In addition, companies have to cope with the regulatory environment of the EU or the further increasing quality and transparency requirements.
Against this backdrop, companies in the chemical and life science industries are ideally positioned with SAP's cloud solutions and focus on SAP Best Practices when the switch to SAP S/4HANA is imminent. A wide range of SAP Best Practices are already available for the industries.
The best practices solution package "SAP S/4HANA Chemicals trial with industry best practices", for example, contains a whole series of scope items (the individual units of best practices that can be activated) that are of particular relevance to the chemicals industry.
These include all essential functions in the areas of finance, asset management, supply chains, production, sales, marketing, sustainability or even procurement. In total, the package already supports more than 90 preconfigured business processes for the chemical industry (as of mid-2022).
GAMBIT - Your Experienced Partner in the Chemical & Life Science Industry
Companies in the life science industry that have yet to implement SAP S/4HANA should in any case examine whether and how they can achieve a lean and flexible target architecture - an architecture with which they can benefit comprehensively from SAP Best Practices.
In doing so, they should know that the path to Best Practices is basically only possible via the greenfield approach - i.e., a complete new implementation of SAP S/4HANA. Deciding in favor of system conversion or selective migration should also be carefully considered against this background.
The "Guardian of the Standard Concept" perfectly supports companies in the life science industry - with the aim of deriving maximum benefit from standard processes - with their challenges in terms of supply chain, IT architecture and a shorter time-to-market, ideally in combination with a modern cloud solution.
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Industry example: Industrial manufacturing
Manufacturing, industrial companies also face numerous challenges. For example, they must reduce their emissions and energy consumption for climate protection and cost reasons, or invest in Industry 4.0 technologies and research and development.
For these reasons, companies are challenged to become more agile in responding to change and more resilient to crises, while continuously developing new products and business models. They also need to get a grip on their global supply chains and ensure greater transparency in the process.
To help manufacturers meet these challenges, SAP provides industry solutions for industrial manufacturing, including digital product innovation, sales, supply chain, intelligent manufacturing, and aftermarket.
In addition, numerous SAP Best Practices are already available for this industry, with which all essential business processes as well as many industry-specific requirements can be mapped immediately - from production planning to engineering or quality management, in 42 country versions and in 39 languages.
Solutions for Industrial Manufacturing - with GAMBIT
So also for the area of industrial manufacturing, GAMBIT offers exactly the expertise and experience that companies need when they want to implement SAP S/4HANA.
And also here GAMBIT ensures with the "Guardian of the Standard Concept" that the share of Best Practices in the implementation of SAP S/4HANA is maximally high and that as few other solutions as possible are used.
The goal is always to achieve the leanest possible architecture in the best-practice standard, with which companies remain permanently flexible and agile.
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Best practices available for a wide range of industries
In addition to the solutions for the life science and industrial manufacturing sectors presented here as examples, SAP already provides Best Practices for a large number of other sectors and industries.
The company is currently expanding its offering and is also transferring many of the previous Industry Solutions to the standard so that industry-specific requirements can also be mapped.
Consulting and contact to GAMBIT
In cooperation with GAMBIT, you will be at the forefront of SAP S/4HANA - regardless of which industry your company operates in.
We are familiar with the requirements of numerous industries - from industrial manufacturing to the chemical and life science industries, from consumer goods to retail and insurance.
Our experts provide you with comprehensive advice, combining IT and process consulting with in-depth management consulting. This is always oriented towards your operational and strategic goals - in every phase of your SAP S/4HANA project, from planning to application management.
Some of the benefits with GAMBIT:
- Comprehensive industry knowledge and many years of experience in a wide range of sectors and industries
- Specialist for SAP S/4HANA implementations with a focus on best practices and contemporary cloud-based IT architectures
- Structured and proven process model for the implementation of SAP S/4HANA
- Guardian of the Standard Concept to achieve maximum share of best practices and subsequently highest benefit
- Customized SAP S/4HANA Fully Activated Appliance (demo system) with best practices and end-to-end process scenarios
Thomas Pasquale, Managing PartnerTalk to us about industry-specific requirements!
+41 41 4184524